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How is it possible to gain a lot of weight overnight?

Suddenly gaining more than 4 to 5 pounds of weight overnight may be a sign of a serious condition that should be addressed by a medical professional.  Generally, overnight weight gain is usually caused from fluid retention.  Consuming foods that are high in sodium (such as salt) can cause the body to hold on to water. 

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