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Start Date: Mon 4th Jan 2010
Start Weight: 11st6lb
Current Weight: 10st13lb
Goal Weight: 10st0lb
Goal Date: 5th may 2010
Start BMI: 26.6
Current BMI: 25.5
Goal BMI: 23.3
Total Weight Loss: 0st7lb
Weight to Lose: 0st13lb
% Lost 4.38%
Gaining weight on up days
Hey all! Ok so I know they say you aren't supposed to weigh yourself everyday but I couldn't help it! I just wondered if anyone else dis the same thing and what kind of pattern they saw?
Basically I think the reccomended 1800 cals on an up day for me is way too high, and I end up like a pound or so heavier the day after an up day, I'm not all that sure why. I am going to try and decrease the limit and see if I can find the best up day cal limit.
It's just annoying as i seem to lose a pound on the dd's so I'm forever going one step forward and one step back (thus trying the 2dd then 1ud plan!
Hope you all are well xx
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I've seen increases after up days of as much as 5 pounds. But I'm still making progress. If you cant help but weight yourself every day, just don't let it affect your attitude. A graph of your weight loss should look like a stock market chart, but trending downwards over time.
Im not on this particular diet, but i think i can explain whats going on with the up days. Its all to do with the body's store of glycogen, and how your body reacts to high/low insulin swings.
When you initially lose weight, your body first uses up its store of glycogen, before anything else. You carry around 150grm of glycogen in your 'normal' state, but each molecule of glycogen requires 4 molecules of water to be stored in various cells in your body. So when you intially lose the glycogen, you also lose 4 times its volume in water. That 150grms accounts for 750grms of weight, almost 2lbs, even more for some people.
When you eat a more 'normal' amount of food, the first thing your body does is replenish the glycogen and the associated water, hence the gains you are seeing the day after. Its not fat, its 'fluid retention' and it will go again as soon as you cut down.
It does mean however that at some future point, during maintenance of your total weight loss, your body will put the glycogen back, so you will have to lose another 2lb after target to retain your target weight.
I hope this helps.
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