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Eat less or exercise more
or........ Just chill out relax, pile a few pounds on, let your body recover properly, and then when you feel like it, get back into a rhythm n loose it then
How long ago was the race? A lot of the apparent weight gain after an ultra can be down to water retention as during and after prolonged activity the kindneys go into partial shut down to allow the body to cling on to as much moisture as possible. That is why taking things like ibrufen during such events is now strongly advised against as it can lead to kidney damage.
I have found that it can take several weeks for things to return to normal. After that you might have to start blaming the food!
I had an abnormal kidney test results following a punishing ultra in high temparatures a few years back when I was swallowing ibrufen like sweeties - the potential damage had not been realised then. Fortunately the next reult was fine. There is a study that has shown that taking a small amount - 1/2 tsp. - Sodium Bicarboate a day could be beneficial to kidney health - worth a try.