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Five pounds up??? Really????

Friday, January 18, 2013

Ugh. What is wrong with me? I had just hit the tippy top of my healthy weight range. I was happy, excited, and motivated. before yesterday I was cold, tired and starting to feel sick again. My antibiotics are over and I am afraid the sinus infection is coming back. Anywho, I wanted warm and comforting something. So I toasted some bakery oatmeal bread we have. Well, one led to three. The rest of the days eating was LC, was before and is now and ever since. And guess what, I am up a full five pounds from that little adventure.
I do have a low functioning thyroid and I do have hypoglycemia, so I know better. But COME ON! Seriously?????
Now I will spend the next week or two trying to get back to where I was. Can you believe that?
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    thanks everyone, well, lesson learned...i can not handle carbs anymore - it has gotten worse. I must be water because it wasn't all that much calorie wise. I will see how the weekend goes...what a big lesson! I will remember this one for a long long time!
    1919 days ago
    Yup. Carbs make you retain water big-big. In fact, I was just reading a post yesterday about how you need to increase your salt consumption when you eliminate starch and sugar:

    "When the human body adapts to a low carb diet, the kidneys fundamentally change how they handle sodium. Removing most carbs from the diet causes your kidneys to aggressively secrete sodium (and along with it, extra fluid). This is why many people experience a dramatic early weight loss with carb restriction. But this means that a continuous moderate intake of sodium is necessary to keep your circulation adequate to handle 'heat stresses' like hot weather, endurance activity, or even a hot shower."

    "The Art and Science of Low-Carbohydrate Living" (page 240, 5. The Salt Paradox)

    It takes a few days for your kidneys to readjust.

    Also, you drop out of ketosis every single time you eat more than a few grams of carbs, and it takes anywhere from hours to days to start back up. It's like damping down a furnace - you can get it started again within a few hours if you have hot coals under the ash, but let a few weeks of carby eating go by and the fire is out and you need to restart induction.
    1919 days ago
    I've had that experience gaining 4 - 5 pounds in a week. And I think what did I eat???? But I think it is not one day, but over the course of a couple days.

    You Gotta Keep Your Head Up but U can let your hair down emoticon
    1920 days ago
    Okay lets think about this order to gain 5 lbs, you would have to eat an additional 15,755 calories over and above your normal intake per day......I would guess this is water retention or something similar.

    Did you overeat by that much......keep calm and give your self a break.....wait until you are back in your normal routine.

    Hope you feel better soon emoticon
    1920 days ago
    It's amazing how this can happen. Get right back on track!
    1920 days ago
    Some of that is water weight, I think, so don't be too discouraged. It will come off, and you will get back on track.
    1920 days ago
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