Anyone super sensitive to carbs, salt, really derails my weight loss effort
It seems that the past couple years i've become super sensitive to foods
if I eat super clean the weight flies off but the second I eat carbs like sugar, grains, breads, sweets, I bloat, gas, and can easily gain 5 lbs in a day. my face, hands, feet swell terribly. i dont have indigestion or stomach pain but the bloat, gas and weight gain are terrible.
I can also lose anywhere from 5-8 lb in a day from eating light and super clean
anyone else find that. Its extremely frustating and has really made losing weight and keeping it off very difficult
i know the answer is, well you have to eat super clean and i know that
guess just looking for support. others that go through the same ups and downs.
i'm 34 yo female, 5'0 and weigh 140 lbs. i'd like to get back to 120 but it seems so hard and daunting.
Just chiming in...I'm a 41 y/o female 5'4' and I eat pretty darn clean and the weight never flies off, just pisses me off...and if I consume salt or alcohol in the smallest amounts...the scale is up and bloating is a factor. I don't even attempt white flour crap carbs...I don't ever crave them either. Give me a sweet potato any day, but again...have to watch the portion for me...I just try and eat whatever whole foods makes my body feel lean...and healthy.
If you're low carb and then eat carbs, you'll gain 3g of water for each gram of
carb you eat.
When you go back to low carb, the "weight" which is water, will "fly off" again.
That's all it is. Water. Not fat, water.
If your body is used to low carb and you want to get it used to MORE carbs,
then you're going to have to put up with the bloat for a week or so.
Once your body is used to more incoming carbs, it'll get rid of MOST of the
water weight, but not all, because your glycogen stores will be full and ready
I eat about 250 carbs a day, and let me tell you, if I went zero carb for 4 days, I'd
lose ten pounds...... of water.
I'm 5'3 and 125lbs.
Yeah, I'm extemely sensitive to sodium. I can gain and lose 10 lbs within a few days; all water weight. Sometimes I lose a ton of water weight out of nowhere despite my high carb diet. I believe it's hormonal, and very frustrating.
GOD, I know, right? I gain 5lbs of water close to LadyTime, and then 5lbs again during ovulation.
Originally Posted by j3nn
Yup I feel your pain!!!!
I have to eat below 20g of carbs to lose any weight.
Right now I am dairy, sugar and wheat free
Half of the month SHE is making us miserable in one way or another, lol. Sneaky too. Right before she arrives, I feel lighter and energetic and "deflated." then she shows up and it takes another 10 days or so to get back to not feeling like a freakin' marshmallow.
Originally Posted by InSearchOfAbs
Exactly - and precisely the time I get a big ol case of the Fuckitols and want to eat crap,
Originally Posted by j3nn
cuz I'm already as "big as a house" so why not add insult to injury!
I think a Mandatory Hysterectomy should be in order for all of us that are done
having kids, or don't want any. HARUMPH.
And for anyone that's going to get all over my jock and tell me that we neeeeeeeed
those hormones (WHOREMOANS) to have everything function correctly, I KNOW.
I'm just sayin' I'm tired of all this nonsense.
Got my two ankle biters and I'm 43. I want it to be OVER now.
Oh, but wait, menopause! Yeah! That's next.
Maybe I'll start bloating up 20 pounds 2 times a month to "phantom periods
and phantom ovulation".
But I'm not bitter, nope, not me. Not at all. Never.
I've always been very sensitive to foods, and have long ago realized that this was a blessing in disguise. If I wasn't so sensitive I would have become extremely morbid obese....so...with that said, eating low carb/paleo offers me the least amount of resistance. What I mean by this is that if I thought that green onions or raw garlic gives me indigestion, then I was wrong, it was the BREAD or POTATOES that I ate along with it that caused the problem. Because lo and behold, when i don't eat those starchy carbs my digestion is much better. It's funny, because the sugars are not as bad as the starches (for me).
I actually wanted to comment about the salt. Many years ago I put myself on a low salt diet. I was trying to 'combat' my water retention. I didnt' really have very much success with it either, and one day a M.D.N.D friend of mine said that he thought i looked and felt (energy reading) dry....and he asked about salt intake. Now this was in our Israeli mid summer....extreme heat! I told him that I had stopped adding salt, he recommended that I immediately add pinch of salt to my water. That trick is the best..... I later found out about it in the watercure. I now do it with a squeeze of lemon too, to create my own sports drink.
And in regards to salt, probably THE most important thing I did about 5 years ago, maybe more, was to stop using our beautiful white and dry salt and started buying ONLY real salt that is usually grey and damp and clumpy. It does not contain the additives that keeps the salt dry and free flowing and it's also not bleached with chlorine for whiteness. Over on our side of the big pond we can now buy good natural salt from France.
How can you eat less than 20g of carbs a day and not be malnourished? I mean, You have to eat very little vegetables.
Originally Posted by kiwigal
I don't eat starches, hardly ever any fruit, but I still get around 50-60 grams of carbs from all the veg I eat (lot, probably around 500+g a day)