Hi Tegan, sorry to hear you've gained weight. I once gained 3 kilo in 5 days and it almost sent me into an eating binge (luckily the girls here calmed me down)
Firstly we'll have to look into what might have happened in your diet..
These foods have hidden fats that make people gain weight
Sourdough bread it contains
3 cups lukewarm water
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup powdered milk
1/4 cup margarine or butter, melted and cooled (1/2 stick)
or vegetable oil
flour (white, whole wheat, or a combination
thereof; up to 10% other flours may be used)
So if they are putting that much fat in their loaves perhaps that could be part of the problem
Small serve of chips (12.6 grams fat) you had when you went out with your girlfriends also low fat ice-cream (4 grams fat)
Full cream milk (9.8 grams fat) where as skim or tone no-fat contain (0.2 grams of fat)
Muslie is filled with hidden fats and sugars (I was once told, if you eat two or more tablespoons of sugar/honey per day it will turn into body fat) Not sure if my friends info was accurate, but I've remembered and lived by her rule.
Avocado, margerine, butter, oil, even though they are great energy givers if a dieting person has more than 3 teaspoons of these fats per day you may gain weight)
Did you know that even though there are many wonderful nutrients in this fruit, according to Karen Daly's Fats and Figures book, just a Â½ of a large avocado (150g flesh) contains 34.0 grams of fat and 321 calories.
That's the same amount of fat grams as a Hungy Jacks Whopper burger. Totally amazing.
Ham I never eat the stuff anymore the salty meat makes me gain weight for some reason.
The Mexican restaraunt you went to last Friday may have reversed lots of your good work.
Also that nicolos chicken (I'm not sure what that is but a quarter of a bbq chicken with skin on is a whopping 14 grams of fat 250 calories (not good if a person is trying to keep to 25 grams of fat and 1200 calories in a whole day) where as 200g of chicken breast cooked at home only has 2 grams of fat.
Perhaps your scale batteries are running low, I was told at eDiets you should buy a new scale every year as the constant heavy weight can stretch the spring in the digital scales giving a false read out.
Perhaps you've got a thyroid gland breakdown (hypothyroidism)
People who gain an alarming amount of weight in a short time (when not overeating) are quite often found to have hypothyroidism, which means you have next to no metabolism.
It's caused by not consuming enough iodine, our soils don't contain enough of this mineral so our foods are low.
The health food stores sell kelp vitamins that are iodine rich.
The doctor can give you a simple blood test to determine if this is the problem. If it is, you will then be given a daily thyroid pill to replace the thyroid hormone that isn't being produced in your gland located in your neck.
Last edited by Dolly
on Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:33 am, edited 1 time in total.