GAH! My Fitness Pal has not entry for donating blood. Cursed!
Here's an explanation Jenn (and sorry it was actually 650!): Giving Blood & Weight Loss | LIVESTRONG.COM You're not really "burning" the calories so much as just losing a decent amount of blood glucose at once.
Ok... here is where I have a problem with your info... I don't trust Livestrong. I read 3 articles there recently (I think it was regarding thyroid concerns - would have to go back through my journal to find what it was specifically) and each article contradicted the other. So I don't trust it anymore.
But the idea of losing the blood/blood glucose makes sense - it makes even more sense that your body would expend calories replacing said blood cells over the x number of days it takes to replace the cells.
I'm a regular blood donor anyway, so it's not going to sway me into donating blood. But it is interesting to consider.
I didn't really put much thought into it, was probably the first search results from Google or something. I'd read it a long time ago that it's about equivalent to 600 calories or whatever. Obviously not a real big deal since you only do it once every 8 weeks.
I bought some pink Himalayan salt crystals at Whole Foods with the express purpose of refilling my Trader Joe's salt grinder, but I think it's glued shut (though I can see the threads on it). Bummer. Guess I'll have to invest in a real grinder, hoping TJ Maxx has something cheap!
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Hi everyone, just checking in for the evening. Tonight my friend made me a lovely homemade meal of butternut squash soup (I averted my eyes when she used LIGHT coconut milk!), jicama salad, and fresh fruit. It was wonderful, if a little lacking in the protein department I sent my friend a link to the whole9 website so she would know the dos and dont's of the whole30, and she said it was an "interesting" read. She doesn't need to lose weight at all, but I'd bet dollars to donuts (or bacon or what have you) that she'd feel a lot better eating this way.
Over halfway done! Although I am going to try to continue eating this way after I'm officially done. Sophie, I'm going to have to break up with all dairy, too. Sigh.
Mornin' folks, TGIF! Officially down 12 lbs since the 1st (although again, I'm sure 8 or so at least was water). Two more weeks to go everyone! I can see the beer.. er... light at the end of the tunnel! :P
Ok, experimentation time!! It dawned on me yesterday what the MAJOR difference between what I did during the last two previous W30's and this time... I'm not eating watermelon... here's my thinking... watermelon is very, well, watery. I bet I would get at least a cup of water every night from watermelon. I would get up at 2 am to pee because of watermelon. My thinking is that the drop in water consumption could be why I've not lost a single pound this time around. So I'm going to do an experiment. I'm going to pick up a watermelon on my way home from work today and eat it over the next week and see if there's any change. No change = no harm, no foul... but if the water theory is correct, then I should drop a couple of pounds before the 31st.
And you might ask why I don't just drink more water - well, because water is boring and watermelon is not.
Jen! Don't worry about the scale!!!! I know I was posting about mine but that was just hopefully a motivator. I don't see how a cup of water each day is going to make some difference on the scale anyways. Just keep doing what you're doing and stay consistent. If you change up your diet every few days and start introducing a bunch of stuff or removing other stuff then you'll never have time to adjust. This stuff doesn't happen overnight.