Welcome to The Fast Diet › The official Fast forums › Food › Recipes › Weight Gain of 2 Pounds!!
This topic contains 8 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by fasting_me 1 year, 9 months ago.
Viewing 9 posts - 1 through 9 (of 9 total)
11 Mar 18
Started the 5.2 in Feb and have managed to lose some 9 pounds. Really enjoying it and even reduced my drinking considerably to once a week.
That said, I have weighed myself today and have managed to add 2 pounds from Fridays weigh in. Granted on Friday I weighed myself the day after the Thursday fast but all the same its still a 2 pounds gain………..any ideas? What day do you normally weight yourself and how many times per week?
Weight can vary several pounds during the course of a single day. You have 2 choices, either weigh yourself once per week, preferably the day after a FD or weigh yourself every day and get used to the normal fluctuations of your body weight. If you look at the numbers over a period of time and the general trend is down, there is no cause for concern.
As an experiment, when you are making dinner, weigh the empty plate and then weigh it once you’ve dished up whatever you are eating. Your dinner can weigh upwards of 1lb and a glass of water weighs 8oz so it is no surprise that our body weight fluctuates depending on food intake. It also varies due to many other thinges such as exercise, medication, hormones.
I will weigh myself every Friday morning from now on as I fast Mondays & Thursdays.
I used to scribble down the weight but now I simply take a photo on my mobile of the scales……easy! If it helps anyone I then record it on an app called …Happy Scale. I upgraded for a small charge and it’s well worth it though there are a lot of free ones.
Abacab64 – I am a weekly weigher as I can’t ride the ups and downs of daily weighing. After 8 months of 5:2 I’ve only had 2 or 3 weeks when I’ve gained, quickly followed by losses the week after. This is a game of patience and persistence! I fall off the wagon, get despondent, snack when I shouldn’t, and Fridays are still mostly a day for good news. You may wish to take measurements too – as you can find you lose inches even if the scales don’t show a loss. Probably changes in water retention and muscle mass. Go for the long term gains!
30 Jul 18
I only weigh on Saturday mornings. On no other day of the week – no. Because the weight is hesitating, here I eat more, here less and then I think what I’m doing wrong …. Sometimes we have some food in our stomach and we have to empty ourselves. Start practicing one day of the week. You will feel better
31 Jul 18
I’m only just starting, I tried it a few years ago and didn’t lose an ounce so after sometime I gave up. I now feel having gained too much weight I must do it again and stick with it, maybe I didn’t do it properly last time, what I really want to find is a good calorie counting book, I’ve got one but it says portion, thats no good to me it ahs to be at most 100grms, I have noticed that different books seem to give different calorie counts, any one help ?? Thanks
I use the Calorie, Carb and Fat Bible which is easily available.
It gives calories and fat per measure eg 1 teaspoon/1 slice and also calories, protein,carbohydrate, fat and fibre per 100g/ml.
What I find useful is that it lists fresh, dried, raw, cooked, unprepared, peeled etc which is really useful when cooking as I can weigh out raw measurements and work out calories per portion.
It also contains brands of packaged foods, takeaways and supermarket/fast food outlet products.
thanks very much that spounds good
Help, I use a website called CalorieKing. You type in an ingredient and it gives you a choice of ounce, cup, serving [then they quantify that in oz or cups]. It works for purchased meals, as long as you buy it from one of their list of purveyors. Since I cook from scratch, I use it for calories of ingredients.
As for your not losing weight, what were you eating on Slow Days? You really can’t ‘eat anything you want’ on a Slow Day: moderation in all things.
Abaca, I weigh daily so I can know if damage control is warranted. If your weight went up, then you ate too many calories. I find that beer and white rice make my weight go up and stay there. Needless to say, once I discovered that, I cut back out beer and white rice!
You must be logged in to reply.
Username or Email:
Track your weight and measurements, BMI and TDEE with our new tracker.
The Fast books are available throughout the world and in many different languages. Buy a copy today.
Michael is touring Australia this September! Here's a link to dates and tickets. Hope to see you there.
Michael Mosley gives an update for 2019, current research in the field and announces a tour starting in February.
Michael looks at the Horizon special, "What's the Right Diet for You" and tells us which diet they say is best for him.
• All featured posts •
in Welcome to The Fast Diet and Exercise forums • updated 21 minutes ago by CalifDreamer
in Weight loss • updated 5 hours ago by aussiejill
in Support, chat and encourage • updated 10 hours, 11 minutes ago by 165gw
• All recent topics •
Copyright © 2020 Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer
Technical questions or problems with the site? Please email our technical contact.