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"clean" eating - and gaining?

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hello sparks,
at the moment, my body confuses me. I decided to write here whats happening, so maybe someone has an idea... Last week, I discovered the book "The Eat Clean Diet" by Tosca Reno, and it all sounded very good. So for the last 4 days, I ate according to her advice, which means completely unprocessed, homecooked food, more small meals etc. I logged everything here in the nutrition tracker to make sure my calories were ok, and ate everyday on the higher end of my range, about 1550 kcal a day. Additionally, I was very dedicated to my P90X again and did 1- 1,5 h of sports a day for the last three days. The result of my being such a brave girl? 1,3 kg gained!!
While the scale hates me obviously, I notice my body getting a little bit leaner, my stomach a little flatter (if this is the wrong expressions, excuse my English, couldnt find a better one) and my muscles a bit harder.
So, I'm telling myself that maybe my body is noticing now that there is REALLY something changing and tries to stay on that set point. I'm exactly at the weight I've been carrying around for 4 years now, and maybe my body just refuses to change and needs some time to adjust. I will not give up and just keep going like this, because there is physically just no way I eat and exercise like this and don't lose on the long term. I eat enough but not too much, just good fats, no crap, and exercise hard with a good mixture of cardio and strength training.
Has anyone had the same experience? I would be happy to read about it!

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MSFAVRED 2/19/2013 11:21AM

    I would say keep going on the clean eating give it 2 more weeks and like the previous comments just weigh once a week at the same time so that you get the true result.
Good Luck and dont give up emoticon

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BLOSSOMGIRL2 2/16/2013 9:04AM

  Thank you, this helps a lot !

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TLG71567 2/16/2013 1:32AM

    I have run into that too. A few weeks ago I weighed myself on Wednesday and was 238 lbs. I weighed in on Thursday and was 240. I weighed in on Friday and was 242. I was beyond frustrated. How in the world did I gain four pounds in three days when I was eating perfectly and was exercising. That night I read a blog on here that was talking about the problem with weighing in everyday. That it gives you a false sense of weight gain or loss. Our weight fluctuates throughout the day and from day to day, due to water weight, food that is digesting, hormones, etc. With this in mind I didn't weigh in on Saturday. So on Sunday, my actual weigh in day, sure enough I was 237. I have decided to weigh in only once a week.
Keep up the good work and listen to your body, not the scale (at least not too often).

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