I had Chinese for lunch on Sunday, and knew that I'd be a bit over calories for the day, but that I had room for it. I had the tiny cup of Egg Drop soup (with fried Wonton crunchies), and the Egg Roll. But, I only ate about 1/3 of the Shrimp Fried Rice and half the Imperial Chopsticks Special entree. Not having nutrition info available from the restaurant itself, it was interesting trying to find items that would approximate what I ate on the SP tracker.
When I was done piecing my meal together on the tracker, I looked at the values. HIGH in carbs & fat (expected). Enough protein. Sodium, however, was outrageous. While I expected it to be somewhat high, I had no idea that it would be nearly 3500mg for just the one meal.
3500mg. One meal.
Did you read that? 3500 mg of sodium in one meal (and I didn't even eat everything they brought me).
By the end of the day, I had topped 4000mg sodium, and I was as thirsty as if I'd spent the day in the desert. I think I drank around a gallon of water by the time I went to bed (after 9 cups on the tracker, I didn't add anymore).
Thing is...I expected to eliminate much of that water overnight and the next morning. It didn't happen quite like that. I had my normal weigh-in Monday morning, and I was one pound UP from the week before. I logged it, but figured at least part of that was likely the water retention.
Turns out, I was right, it took 2 days to de-puffify myself...2 whole days to get rid of the hidden sodium that I had ingested in about 30 min. So, just to see where I really am now, I weighed in again today and logged it.
The result? One pound lower than the week before the Chinese, so SP thinks I lost 2 pounds in the last 3 days. But it's really just one pound this last week.
What's the take-away of all this? Don't get Chinese take-away! hehehehehe