Ok, because I suffered such a debilitating gain last week I am trying to be extra super careful this week about what I eat. I must figure out why I am gaining weight.
Monday morning: 161.6 lbs
Food for Monday:
Breakfast: 3 pieces of Turkey Bacon (pan fried) - 90cal
1 medium egg (pan fried) - 95cal
Lunch: 1 Qdoba naked pork burrito w/ veggies, pinto beans, guac, lettuce, tomatoes - 490cal
Snack: 1 slice of sharp chedar cheese - 100 cal
6pcs Trader Joe's green bean snack - 55cal
Dinner: 2 cups Shrimp Stir-Fry w/ broccoli, carrots, green beans, and mushrooms - 255cal
Total = 1085cal (Calories in)
Approximate basal metabolic rate = 1552.4cal (Calories out)
Cal in - Cal out = 1085 -1552.4 = -467.4 cal
467.4 cal / 3500 cal per lb = .13lbs burned
So if I technically lost .13 lbs today, my scale should read about 161.4 (it goes in .2s). Jump on the scale this morning convinced I'm back on track. It reads162.6!!!
What? I gained another lb??? WHERE DID THE EXTRA 3500CAL COME FROM??!?!?! Is someone feeding me bacon grease intravenously while I sleep? What on earth is going on here. To all of you "experts" out there convinced weightloss = cal in - cal out please explain this phenomena to me, because I'm super curious.
I'm about 5 steps away from just eating a dang piece of cheesecake and just calling it even. My body obviously doesn't care to lose weight as much as my brain does. I wish I could figure this out, it has got my head spinning.
Does anyone else see large unexplained gains after "good" days? Please tell me I'm not alone here.