Try eating an avocado or potassium rich foods which can bring down water retention as it seems to balance excess sodium. There is alot of sodium in the cheese and crust and depending on your choice of topping it could add even more sodium if the pizza included pepperoni, sausage, or bacon. Portion control is also improtant.
Potassium rich foods include sweet potatoes and dark leafy greens. Citrus fruits, berries, and tomatoes may also help as the vitamin C can help with the fluid retention.
In general it is impossible to gain that much weight (unless it is water or from sodium) but I will tell you from experience that if you have a low thyroid, then you are not alone. I'm the same way (it is not water or sodium with me-it is actual weight gain). If I go do any fast food, it's 5 pounds. I can't eat out anymore-everything I eat has to be controlled. Chances are it is just sodium and water retention but if you do have a thyroid problem, it is a possibility.
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I ate pizza on last Wedsday and Thursday and I gain 1 pound each day.
Water with lime and cucumber is an excellent and healthy diuretic. Often after a hard workout, my scale will go way up. You can enjoy your pizza in moderation!
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Just make sure you get in your water and it will disappear in a day or two. When I have higher sodium days, I make sure I get in more water than normal (not too hard since the increased sodium makes me thirsty) and I have yet to see any major issues with sodium related bloat.
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ROXIELU0422, water with lime and cucumber will taste nice, but it won't flush the bloat. Our bodies don't work that way. :) Only time and decreased sodium will do that.
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It's just water retention from all the sodium. It will disappear and a couple days. Weight fluctuates for all sorts of reasons. Unless you ate around 9000 cals above your maintenance needs (which are likely around 2000 cals)... you didn't gain 2.5 lbs of fat.
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My boyfriend and I had sushi/Chinese the other night and both saw a 3 pound increase. We were both down those 3 pounds the next morning, so don't stress about it! Once I started tracking my food/weight more, I realized how much my weight actually DOES fluctuate based on what I'm eating. Drinking water is a great suggestion that others have posted.
And don't worry; your weight is going to fluctuate on a daily basis based on any number of factors. Just keep up with the good :)
1 pound = 3500 calories. Even the worst pizza is not 2.5 pounds of fat. Get used to the fact that your body fluctuates due to sodium intake, hormones, water retention in your muscles.
I know it's discouraging to see the scale go up. My scale was up 3 pounds yesterday after a very healthy week and only one day over my calorie range. But it was back down this morning.
The heavier you weigh, the larger your fluctuations may be. For me, 3 pounds came and went that easily.
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9,523 4/22/13 9:46 A
It'is likely sodium bloat. Unless you ate 3500 calories OVER maintenance, then no, you didn't gain fat. Every time I eat pizza, I bloat up like a balloon! Just eat normally for a few days, it should level out.
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