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  • I could use some cheering up please....4 lbs gained back

    I really don't understand. I know I've been sick, but I haven't been sloppy in my eating! I don't know what gives. My exercise was cut out, but 4lbs really? I changed 1 thing....1. I added some dairy in at night for a little dessert...whipped cream...homemade...organic...blah blah blah....on top of some berries. How does that equate to 4lbs? I cut out my afternoon chocolate and opted for a diet soda if I felt the sugar beast hit. Not the best alternative I know, but I'm working on it. Still...diet soda doesn't equal 4 lbs in any country. I mean yesterday my entire day consisted of 4 eggs, 2 slices bacon, 1 country ham steak, 6-8 oz. NY strip steak, about a cup or two of veggies at lunch, and the berries with whipped cream. And like I said before, 4lbs ago that was a typical day for me minus the berries/cream...I would've had two servings of dark chocolate instead.

    I know that Paleo is for life...I'm a believer! I still don't feel as bad on Paleo as I did off Paleo, but I have yet to see the insane energy...I've seen some pretty good energy, but not I can't sit still ever energy. Could my body have "adjusted" to Paleo? Is that a possibility?

    I'm sorry guys, but I'm just really down in the dumps.

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    Could be a bit of water weight from the added sodium/crap in a diet soda, if you have just re-introduced it after cutting it out for a while it could have caused some weird stuff to happen. The dairy could also be your problem, somewhere around here is a recipe for some all coconut whipped cream type concoction if you want to keep this dessert going.

    As always, don't worry to much, scales are a pretty worthless piece of equipment and most people tend to have a 1 to 2 lb shift *at least* between any two days so it might just be a natural shift in your weight plus one little extra thing you changed in your diet; so you're fine, relax and keep in mind that until you are packing on 10lbs that the scale isn't all that accurate.
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    • #3
      Thank you so much! I found the coconut whipped cream recipe, and I'm definitely doing that from now on!

      Also, I never thought that the diet soda could be doing it to me. Does it usually balance back out or is it something I need to cut out again to lose back? Thanks!

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      • #4
        Not sure, I have never really cut out diet soda completely, I tend to keep it to just the weekends when I am out at bars, and every now and then I will kill off a 12pk of diet cream soda in a matter of days; I know a lot of people around this forum will frown upon this but, the way I see it, if it you really enjoy the diet soda and want to keep drinking it, I see no reason to throw it out the window.
        My whole life, I've felt like an animal......but I've ignored my instincts. I ignored what I really am. That will never happen again.

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        • #5
          Golden sparrow you've got to get used to weight fluctuations and not think immediately it's fat gain. Women fluctuate a lot particular as we menstruate. It's water weight gain.

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          • #6
            Thanks for the advice Adventure.

            Sue, I am 6 days late....not PG. I've just never gained 4lbs before, so I didn't understand why I might now? Know what I mean? Granted I've always been regular before now too. But the BF% on my scale did move up as well. I would think if it was just water it would've remained neutral. Is that not the case for BF scales? Thanks!

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            • #7
              I always thought that diet soda can be related to weight gain due to the artificial sweeteners. Still, if I read right that you only had 1 soda, that shouldn't be the cause.

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              • #8
                I just wanted to say that I know where you're coming from and how frustrating it can be! Even though you tell yourself--and know!--that you didn't really gain four pounds in such a short amount of time, it can be so discouraging to see the increase on the scale. I'm working on tossing out the scale altogether, but it's so hard!

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                • #9
                  The body fat thing on scales is not very reliable - it's measures can be affected by how hydrated your body is at the time you step on the scale.

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                  • #10
                    It is hard at first to pitch that scale, Thanks CW, but after a while it becomes easier; personally I like to measure my progress with the mirror and my performance these days.
                    My whole life, I've felt like an animal......but I've ignored my instincts. I ignored what I really am. That will never happen again.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by beach.bum View Post
                      I just wanted to say that I know where you're coming from and how frustrating it can be! Even though you tell yourself--and know!--that you didn't really gain four pounds in such a short amount of time, it can be so discouraging to see the increase on the scale. I'm working on tossing out the scale altogether, but it's so hard!
                      do it, do it, do it Dealing with the numbers is HARDER

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Goldensparrow View Post
                        Thanks for the advice Adventure.

                        Sue, I am 6 days late....not PG. I've just never gained 4lbs before, so I didn't understand why I might now? Know what I mean? Granted I've always been regular before now too. But the BF% on my scale did move up as well. I would think if it was just water it would've remained neutral. Is that not the case for BF scales? Thanks!
                        are you measuring your BF% via those bioimpedance scales? those can vary GREATLY depending on your water retention.
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                        • #13
                          THROW THE SCALE AWAY. Just throw it away. Use a measuring tape to track your progress. An arbitrary number on the scale is NOT going to help you succeed.
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                          • #14
                            I don't like scales or measuring tapes, too variable and inaccurate (did I get the tape in exactly the same plce, how exactly did I hold my tummy last time etc etc)

                            Diet soda could definately cause fluid retention, your body has to deal with the toxins in it. It also triggers an insulin spike because of the sweet taste which then drops your blood sugar and causes confusion.

                            I suddenly lost 3lbs this week right after I started my period, so if you are just about to start yours, you may find water weight drops off you when you do. But yeah, 4lbs isn't much, my weight can go up and down by that much and it's totally random. As long as I see a downward trend then I'm happy.
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                            • #15
                              Thanks everyone....I know that the scale is evil but with the severe bloating in my mid-section I just fear that I'm climbing up in weight. Sent me into a bit of a panic. :/ I'm sure it does just come from being a woman. I will cut out the soda and see what happens. And I'm out of berries and cream, so that's going to go for a bit. It probably wasn't smart to be varying my diet around this time either with diet soda and whipped cream. I got off my strict regimen when I started fighting this cold. The icy berries and cream were comforting on my throat. And for some reason I can't stand plain water when I'm sick, so I get a lot of my fluids in teas/diet sodas/etc.

                              How much does a reliable bodyfat measurer cost btw? I'm using the built in one on my scale....is there such a thing as a reliable affordable one that I can use separate from it?

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