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    Do you know your daily caloric intake? I don't count calories but....

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    I have a real good feel for how many calories are in my meals. I average 2000 - 2500 a day....... and somehow, I GAINED 6 pounds over the last 5 days, and that just doesn't seem possible. That would be eating several thousand calories a day more than I eat, for each of the last 5 days, and trust me, that didn't happen.

    I didn't cheat other than one SMALL bite of a banana muffin I made. ( I made 12 muffins because the bananas were going to go bad. I was planning on giving them away, so I took a small bite of one muffin just to make sure they weren't terrible, and then fed the rest of that muffin to my dogs ).

    No extra salt was eaten.....

    I'm clueless here on this.... I don't think it had to do with caloric intake.
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    Can you provide us of a week's food intake?
    Also, what are your activity levels?

    There is also glycogen replenishment to consider, as well as muscle gain.

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    Seriously, "guessing" how many calories are in your meals when you want to be strict is nearly impossible, especially when you use dense sources of calories like added fats.
    Young self-caring Paleo-eater from France.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daydreamer View Post
    Seriously, "guessing" how many calories are in your meals when you want to be strict is nearly impossible, especially when you use dense sources of calories like added fats.

    Not for me.
    Start Date 9.24.12
    Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
    CW - 271 pounds
    First Goal - 255 by 2013
    Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
    Other Goal - to get off some medications
    Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
    NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

    Your Dad is So Fat

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    When i was at my heaviest, in the 220-250 range, my weight could fluctuate 5-8lbs easily in a day. When I got under 200, I could fluctuate 3-4lbs, now at 160 I rarely fluctuate more than 1-2lbs.

    I heard it explained that as your fat cells give up fat, but are still there, they can easily take on water. Eventually your fat cells die off and the water weight fluctuations won't be as dramatic. Just say to yourself "it's only water, it's only water".

    No way possible you can gain 5lbs of fat in 1 day even if you ate 17,500 calolries in one sitting. Your body is designed to handle short-term overeating through a mechanism called overeating thermogenesis. It would eventually catch up, but not in a day or two.

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    It is absolutely amazing how much fluid your body will hold in response to a small amount of grain, if you haven't been eating grain for awhile.

    I blame the muffin all the way.

    In three days, it will be gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaeVynn View Post
    It is absolutely amazing how much fluid your body will hold in response to a small amount of grain, if you haven't been eating grain for awhile.

    I blame the muffin all the way.

    In three days, it will be gone.
    Less, than even a full bite's worth? Less than an ounce?
    Start Date 9.24.12
    Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
    CW - 271 pounds
    First Goal - 255 by 2013
    Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
    Other Goal - to get off some medications
    Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
    NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

    Your Dad is So Fat

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    I do think you can easily gain this kind of weight in water, seriously, especially when you're overweight.
    I have hormonal problems and I can gain 10 lbs in a day.
    Young self-caring Paleo-eater from France.
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    ^ I completely agree. The larger you are, the more weight you can easily gain and lose through water retention and not even know it. Don't look at the scale, keep eating and working out and let the inches lost and the way your clothing fit be a better guide to your progress.
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    Meh, I'm 5'9" male and can fluctuate from 158-164 on a regular basis.

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