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BROWNWY Posts: 45
4/10/11 10:42 A

I feel your pain.

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4/9/11 1:15 P


Take a deep breathe. While you may have had a binge last night, you didn't gain six pounds of fat overnight. What you're experiencing is the physical weight of all the food and water you ate. I can easily "gain" 3-4 pounds in a day. Is that a fat gain ? Not unless I ate an extra 14,000 calories.

In order to gain one pound of fat, a person would need to eat an extra 3,500 on top of their normal daily intake. So, in order to gain six pounds of fat, that would require that you ate 21,000 calories.

I'm sure you didn't eat 21,000 calories. So, how did you gain six pounds ? The food you ate has weight. the water you drank has weight. If you don't do a poop or pee, all of that food is still in your body until you do go.

So, don't worry, this gain is temporary and will pass in a few days.

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4/9/11 1:11 P

Your weight will fluctuate from day to day and even hour to hour, which is why experts recommend we not weigh ourselves more than once a week. The bulk of that 6 pounds is probably due to water retention; a big binge usually includes lots of sodium, so you'll retain more water. Not to worry: you know you fell off the wagon, and now you just need to focus on making better choices the rest of the week. Drink lots of water, eat your freggies, and get your exercise. It may take some time, but the weight WILL come off! The scale is only one measure of your progress though -- more important is how your clothes fit and how you feel. Hang in there!

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4/9/11 1:09 P


Remember your weight is not a static isn't uncommon for your weight to fluctuate by as much as 7 pounds in the course of a single day. Think of your weight like your blood pressure, heart rate, even body temperature--they, too, vary throughout the day.

Hydration, diet, hormones even workouts can all have an effect on the scale. So when you have a big shift it is more likely to be caused from a shift in fluids than a true weight can.

Hang in there!

TRACY_73 Posts: 80
4/9/11 12:39 P

You are probably just bloated....

I would drink extra water today, stay on the low side of your calorie range and eat a light dinner - like a salad.

You should see an improvement on the scale tomorrow.

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4/9/11 10:59 A

So last night i freaked out and had a massive food binge and went to bed with a stomach about to explode with food. Then, this morning i weighed 6 more pounds than usual. Does this mean i actually gained six pounds? or will it eventually fade off if i continue with my diet ?

Edited by: BABYJ420 at: 4/9/2011 (11:01)
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