gaining 4 lbs after a cheat meal?
I prep my meals for the week using all clean ingreients and I eat 6 small meals a day, I workout 4-5 times a week for an hour or more. On the weekends I allow myself to be less strict and enjoy some damn frech fries or something.
HOWEVER, I gain between 2 and 4 lbs every weekend which doesnt make sense (based on the 3500 excess calories to gain 1 lbs of fat) because I might go over my 1200 calories by around 500-700 calories. Then I end up spending the rest of the week getting back to my current weight.
I KNOW if I just maintain the clean eating all weekend long I can easily avoid this whole scenario- but truth is, I need to treat myself to avoid resenting my new lifestyle.
Does anyone else experience this or have any suggestions as to what is happening here?
I have another 30 lbs to lose and at this rate im getting doubtful.
Id appreicate any advice ( please dont tell me to stop haveing a cheat meal... that advice will not be helpful)
My weight will go up/down 5 lbs biweekly
Daily or even weekly fluctuations are mostly nothing to worry about. We are supposed to monitor our weight over a long term to see the actual reality of our progress.
If you gain four pounds every weekend but at the end of a month you're still less than when you started... well then, that's ok isn't it?
Naturally as a female, and really for anyone, the body fluctuates in weight gain and loss due to hormones (sometimes stress). Like mentioned before, its possibly just water retention. How much water are you consuming? With your cheat meals what do you normally drink? Either way, even on your cheat day watch for sodium intake and stick to drinking enough water for not onlt hydration but to help with digestion. Proper regularity can prevent from holding onto unnecessary gunk.
Hey if u resist urself more then u will be attracted more towards the food...just take it easy..stop counting calories, eat healty and it is good to have a cheat meal once a week...just have some self control and wish u happy healty eating