Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Weigh-in Wednesday: how not to lose 5.6 pounds

I had a bit of a freak out Monday morning when the scale read 151.0 so I foolishly decided to cut carbs (really all starches), sugar and dairy from my diet without any clear-cut plan.

I ate fruit, lots of veggies and some protein.

This is what MFP had to say the past 2 days.


This is what the scale said this morning:


If you're doing the math, that's a 5.6 pound "loss" in 2 days.  In no way is this a fat loss - it's all water.  The past 2 days left me starving because apparently my body cannot live on vegetables alone - I need actual calories, too.  I ate fairly large meals that were mostly veggies, but my net calories on Monday were around 650 and Tuesday were around 250 until I "cheated" and had a yogurt and a beer.  I couldn't put sentences together and I knew I was being stupid.

I'm back to eating like a normal person. In all likelihood, I'll gain back the "weight" I lost but at least I'll be able to drive down the street without risk of crashing because I can't think straight.

Starting Weight (11-28-12): 153.6
2 weeks ago week: 147.4
This week: 145.4
Change: down 2.0
Total change: down 8.2

Fad diets, while they might make you lose weight initially, are really not realistic for me and in all honesty, probably not safe because I'm not willing to add a bunch of foods that I know the rest of my family won't touch.  I can't afford it.  If you are paleo, whole30, whatever - more power to you and I'm glad it works for you.  For me? I can't do it smartly so it's best if I just work on eating sensibly. 


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