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3/17/13 11:37 P

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Another place for hidden sodium is pop. I rarely drink it at home (don't keep it in stock), but often have it when eating out. I'm a well water gal, so I don't care for restaurant water.

I wouldn't suggest it in large amounts, but swapping in a fresh brewed tea if you are still eating out often would be much better on sodium (none). Plus it is a diurectic, so it should help with the water you are holding.

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3/15/13 7:20 A

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One thing I've been reading about that I was so confused about is how the wrong carbs can cause weight gain. I'm finding things like bread rice and processed carbs and even good things like wraps, which i absolutely love :) , can cause weight gain for me as much as salt. Sugar is a real weight gainer for me. If I've indulged, lean meats, fresh veggies, Greek yogurt with cinnamon really helps me to kick a gain but it takes me a few days of diligence. Each body is different but watching sugar and processed carbs will help kick a gain for me.There's something about insulin and the processing of glucose that causes weight gain, if a person does not use all the glucose for energy from carbs, it will convert to fat. I think I read an article on Live Strong this week about this. Drink your water, eat lean and green and you'll be back on track in no time.

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3/14/13 8:56 P

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I say a lot of it is water retention. I drink Green tea at least 3 bottles per day and the water goes out FAST. Try that and get back on your plan as you stated. Good Luck.

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3/14/13 3:36 P

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I agree with the suggestion that it's mostly water weight gain. Drink extra water, cut back on some processed carbs and you'll see that weight melt off in no time.

I typically gain 3-5 pounds overnight if I have a Chinese, Italian, Mexican meal out because of the sodium. I don't have that problem if I make those meals at home. You may also have eaten a few extra calories, and maybe not been as vigilant with exercise. But, life has a way of derailing our plans. Just accept it and move on.


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3/14/13 2:56 P

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I feel your pain every time I step on the scales lately. The doctor started me on Lyrica for nerve pain and one of the side effects is weight gain. It works really well but I'm scared to take it more than once or twice a week because the scales will absolutely go up 5 pounds overnight even with the Lasix I have to take one or twice a day.

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3/14/13 2:39 P

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Yes, I too regain weight at points in time. It could be due to lax tracking and measuring (usually), medicine changes, days of losing focus, a love affair with Coca Cola for too long or many other reasons. Usually, I get depressed and get lax with measuring and tracking for a month or two. Whatever the reason, I do manage and have managed to keep losing for over 7 years now, despite all regain periods.

The first thing you have to do is remember to "Trend" like the stock market. Things go up and down by the minute, day, week... But YOU are in this for the long haul. Think of where you want to be at the end of a 6 month period or a year. Stay in an overall downward trend and consider anything else a warning blip on the radar.

Also be forgiving to yourself as you would you child or your best friend. Find a quiet place where you can be honest with your own feelings. Then split yourself. Talk to yourself as if you were a best friend or kind parent about the situations that lead you to over eat. Nobody knows you better than yourself and you will be surprised at what you will unlock. The needs you have that have gone unmet, the emotions you stuff down...

Tell yourself that you are a good and deserving person, not a failure. Diets fail you, you don't fail them. Lifestyle change is the only way to lose weight permanently. With that being said, there is no longer a diet, nor a diet wagon to fall off of... There is only the journey. It continues past all decisions whether they might add weight to your body or subtract it. So stay the course and trend down. You are not weak. You have struggled endlessly with a weight problem- that takes strength! You're here reading this instead of giving up, aren't you?!

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3/14/13 12:27 P

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Get back up on the wagon and start tracking everything and get movin. It will come off you just have to take it one day at a time. emoticon

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3/14/13 11:54 A

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It happens!! Just get back on the wagon and go on!! emoticon



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3/14/13 10:53 A

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Try not to beat yourself up! When your traveling it's hard to gage how other people prepare things. I am sure things had more salt in them than you would use When you get back to doing what you usually do it will fall off you! Keep your spirits up! We are here for you!

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3/14/13 10:39 A

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All great advice, thanks so much! This is my favorite team. Everyone here is so amazingly supportive and just what I needed when I was feeling a bit down about the pounds. I do typically eat an incredibly low salt diet and lots of what I ate was salt heavy -- popcorn, soy sauce, etc. Hoping that's at least part of it but am determined to get right back on plan. Thanks so much everyone. You guys are great.

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3/14/13 10:28 A

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I had read somewhere that sometimes we need to shock our bodies and get right back on track. I will probably come right off once you get back on the plan. Hang in there.

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3/14/13 10:10 A

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I agree...the 9 pounds is not real. You might be retaining water & may have had too much sodium. Get back on plan and they will melt off fast.

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3/14/13 9:49 A

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I think you might be pleasantly surprised at how quickly those 9 pounds come back off IF you start right back on your plan and stick to it. I've had similar things happen and it seems that there is a combination of factors working against us...change in food, possibly too much sodium and too little water/fluids, more calories than we need even if not an exorbitant amount, etc, etc. Just jump back onto plan and see what happens. Even if they don't all "fall" back off, they WILL come off again, believe me! Good luck and just keep moving forward doing what works for you! emoticon emoticon

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3/14/13 9:45 A

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sure it's possible usually because eating out involves loads of pre-salted foods from restaurant kitchens. unless you ask for unsalted meats or ate only fresh foods from the salad bar you had loads of salt. I eat healthier when I eat out, but I very frequently gain weight the day after due to all the salt.

Try eating a salad with each meal for the next four or five days and I bet you'll loose all that weight, although it could take longer. I find I can't loose more than a pound of water weight each day in general.

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It happens! Don't worry about the past and just go forward. Also, drink plenty of water! emoticon

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So it's been an incredibly stressful three weeks, and with relatives in town and every meal out, I caved on Sunday at slid off my plan. From Sunday until Thursday, so that's five days. I wasn't eating pints of ice cream or anything -- up 9 pounds, everything I'd lost in a month. Is that even possible? Wow. So trying to get back on board even though my siege of stress doesn't end til I wrap up a business trip Sunday night. All I can say is, wow. I wasn't sticking to plan but I honestly wasn't eating THAT much. I even worked out. Guess it just shows you the need to be vigilant. Trying to figure out how to get back on plan without totally beating myself up and even though I'm exhausted and won't be able to really crash until Monday....and will be traveling and eating on the go...

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