Hello, all! Long time lurker, first time poster.
I've been paleo(ish) for almost a year now (80/20 with food, moving more, but not so much lifting of heavy stuff. I use some full fat dairy, but otherwise I cook and eat very clean. Last summer, I lost 25/30 pounds on paleo and had the best body and physical fitness I had ever experienced, despite being a bit heavier than my BMI 'ideal' weight.
Over the 6 days, I gained a very odd amount of weight (10 pounds) that is unrelated to my cycle. I haven't changed my eating habits other than trying some ACV/kombucha/herbal tea for feeling a bit 'backed up'. The tea was perhaps TOO effective (it contained senna), but my weight was EVEN HIGHER this morning.
I'm trying not to be too focused on a number, but this is NOT muscle gain (softer tummy, tighter pants), 'girly' weight, or being 'backed up'. And let's face it, summer is approaching and this couldn't me a more inconvenient time! Any ideas on what I can do to recover/get back on track? I'm switching up my workouts a little, and I'm IFing and eating veggies/avocado for a late lunch today.
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on April 10, 2013
at 01:23 PM
There are probably a billion reasons why any woman at any stage in any cycle would gain ten pounds. You're talking a small change in your body that happened over the last six days. Maybe it's water retention due to some extra sodium? Maybe it's stress.
Relax, keep eating well. Keep having fun with your body. If you haven't started eating a ton more food, then you will be fine. The weight - betting it's water - will dissipate.
When we allow ourselves to be defined by simple body fluctuations, then we are micromanaging our lives. If there really were a "Paleo" sort of woman back in the day, who ate and played the way you do, my guess is that she just enjoyed her life, her food, her body, her relationships, her work.
The scale will always fluctuate. Life is an earthquake.
on April 10, 2013
at 01:48 PM
This sounds like possible bacterial imbalance due to FODMAPs. Check out the food list on this site:
Start eliminating the high FODMAP foods and see what happens. 10 lb is a lot in one week, even with water variation!