I try to make my weigh in days on the weekends so that I'm a little more aware of what I eat when I go out, or how many drinks I will have with friends.
I had the same issue yesterday though due to a chocolate bar fundraiser my students are doing. It's hard to resist them when they're on the passenger seat next to you so after looking at the scale today I moved them to the back seat where I can't see them.
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2/11/12 10:24 A
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Thanks everyone. It turns out that it was just water weight thank God! It took about a week for all of it to come off..just glad it did come off lol.
2/3/12 5:58 P
I would also make sure you are drinking enought water. I know during the week when I am working it's the only thing I have to drink so I consume enought. When I am home on the weekends there is other stuff around, and I don't consume as much water. It definitely makes a difference when I stay on top of it.
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2/3/12 10:07 A
Yep happens to me too! Except I only eat out once per week and when I do that and drink a few drinks, I do gain a pound and I don't think it's water weight because I feel as though I still have to work it off like any other pound... I eat a very low calorie diet of about 1000-1200 cals per day so I think when I eat junk like that my body stores like everything I ate because the food I eat is usually so low fat or low calorie. Anyways just my take.
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2/1/12 9:51 A
I understand, I went out to dinner for my son's birthday to a restaurant that actually posts nutrition - my dinner was only 380 calories and I put on 2 lbs. I am going to drink tons of water for the rest of the week and hope the water weight goes away before my Saturday weigh in..
Sodium causes sugar cravings. Stop the salt shaker and read labels. Make homemade soups for less sodium. Have two squares of Dark Chocolate daily to protect your heart and satify your craving. Get the over 70% cocoa kind. Try Artic Freeze Ice Cream substitute for desert. The chocolate pint is only 150 Calories for the whole pint. Eat popcorn with cinnamon for fiber. Up your fiber to 50 Grams a day. Eat nuts and seed like pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, seasame seeds to up fiber. You will see the difference in about a week. Cravings will subside! Eat foods high in water content like celery, green peppers, artichokes, etc and drink water to flush water retention. Good Luck!
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1/31/12 11:20 P
I am so glad I found this "panic button". I had the same thing this weekend I walked all over and gained weight. I don't eat out often so I no do not think about sodium, since I do no use it at home, however since we where out of town we ate out every meal. Thank you for posing and thanks everyone for responding!
1/31/12 9:00 P
Water weight. One pound = 3500 cal. You would have had to have done A LOT of eating. So water retention from salt, time of month can easily do it. Eat low sodium for a few days and you will be ok.
I agree with the sodium/water theory. I know when I eat out sometimes it takes a day or so for the sodium bloat to hit and then can take 2 or 3 days for it to go away again. SUPER annoying..
1/31/12 4:52 P
Listen to Arch. It has to be mostly water.
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1/31/12 3:30 P
How do you know if you gained fat or water weight ? Easy. Did you eat an extra 10,500 calories on top of your normal intake for Saturday and Sunday ? If not, then you know you didn't gain fat. In order to truly gain one pound of fat, a person needs to eat an extra 3,500 calories. one pound of fat = 3,500 calories. So, if you didn't eat at least 15,000 calories during the weekend, you didn't gain fat.
Ever notice your weight goes up during TOM ? Most women tend to gain weight during their menstrual cycle. Is that a fat gain ? Nope. it's nothing more than a temporary water weight gain that passes in a few days.
In short, you're normal and retaining water.
1/31/12 3:11 P
It could be a sodium issue. Are you close to starting your menstrual cycle? I know i gain about 3 lbs right before and during that time and that that happens to a lot of women.
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41 1/31/12 2:57 P
Friday I weighed 216. Then today I weighed myself and it says I'm 219!! I ate out a few times over the weekend and had some alcoholic drinks on Saturday (about 7) Now I'm wondering if the sodium would be the issue? I would think by now the retained water would be gone. I'm so mad & sad right now! I'm just confused if it's just retained water or actual fat I gained GRRRRR :(