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stomach flu: weight gain?
posted this in the spotlight, but i'm so confused by this that i had to see if anyone here had thoughts.
would someone please explain this to me. i've not eaten in about three days. really -- i've had like a cup of yogurt, some crackers and that's it. i had the stomach flu -- i'm not starving myself.
but what i don't get is that i stepped on the scale today and i'm up a pound. what gives? i was actively being sick (sorry, trying not to be too detailed) and i was not eating. shouldn't that deficit of calories mean i lost weight? everything i know about sensible dieting would support this line of thinking. so, what gives?
can someone tell me why this didn't lead to a DROP in my weight! i am confused.
Mon. Nov 7, 10:10am
the only reason i am seemingly upset about this is because it seems to negate my apprach to weight loss and that's irritating. the pound, i can lose again (i lost it once afterall).
i just kind of liked the idea that this was an exact science. you know, less cals = weight loss. right?
Monday, November 07, 2005, 10:13 AM
I bet that pound was water weight. Crackers are salty and you've probably been more careful about hyrdating while you've been sick. I bet you have lost weight, but likely you won't see it until after you've resumed normal eating.
But even if you don't....you've been sick, worry about getting healthy, not one pound.
Monday, November 07, 2005, 11:10 AM
I'd guess water weight, too. And remember, a pound of fat has 3500 calories, which is more than a day's deficite. Also, fat is one of the hardest things to lose. Your body ditches muscle and water before giving up its fat when it feels threatened. A pound fluxuation is nothing in the grand scheme of things - I can change by 2 or more pounds over the course of a day.
So hang in there, and I hope you're feeling better!
Monday, November 07, 2005, 2:56 PM
good point about needing to focus on getting healthy, not the pound.
thanks for the perspective.
Monday, November 07, 2005, 3:09 PM
I had the same problem recently...and I realized it was because my stomach was all swollen and bloaty from excessive bathroom trips(also trying not to be too detailed)....if your stmach is constantly churning and messed up it takes a toll on your insides... once it calms down the pound should go away:)
Monday, November 07, 2005, 7:32 PM
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