I've taken 5-pound dumps - far and few between, but it does happen once in awhile if I eat too many bananas, etc.. Jenny Craig has nothing on me!
1. I hate that everyone uses digital scales, though I read that finding analog scales is getting tough. When I read fractions of pounds, my heart aches for the obsession this is creating.
2. 1.4 lbs is nothing. It's less than 1% of your total body weight. The fluctuation could be caused by a number of things from actual weight gain, menstrual cycle, an increase in sodium, etc.
3. While a lot of people don't like being a "slave" to the scale, the flip side of that is that if you weigh yourself often, you'll see how much your weight fluctuates even during the course of a day, and so not be totally freaked out by a pound and a half increase.
As for the rest, do this warrior-style thing for at least a month. You might add muscle and gain weight at first, and then your muscles will eat all your fat. It's impossible to predict, but when trying any new thing, give your body a month minimum to adjust.
And another plea to eat fewer things that aren't meat. A recent Atkins study where people ate freely from a deli-style food lab showed that the people who were thinnest, or lost the most weight, I forget - were all eating a lot more protein that the other groups. The catch-phrase was that satiety and sufficient protein for cellular repair and growth, above all other factors, seemed to be why Atkins worked. Protein first! Then shoot for filling out all of your micro-nutrients with berries, seaweed, nuts, eggs and the rest.
And remember, "....fish is technically a vegetable." - Ron Swanson.
Last edited by Knifegill; 04-24-2013 at 03:33 PM.
Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.