I have a splurge meal built into my plan. 4 days on plan and on the 5th day one meal is whatever I want, however it is usually not to crazy. Well yesterday was a splurge meal day and I decided to take my son to one of his fav restaurants, Moe's. I ordered the meal I used to get 2-3 times a week at times
anyway I looked up the nutritional info before we left and the whole meal incl the drink and side of chips and queso ended up being about 1275 calories
(and we used to call that our healthy meal
) I ate the whole thing and when I got home I entered it into my fitday, as I did the rest of my food for the day. I also did an awesome aquafit class that I really pushed myself at, AVG 74% HR
so in the end I still maintained a deficit of 1255 calories
(my goal is typically 800 a day deficit) I always journal even my splurge days or the days I stray from my plan (thanks first long weekend of warm weather at my mom's house
) It helps put things into perspective and makes me acountable and learn to make better choices and stay motivated.
I agree with everything everyone above said.
Ok so seriously to have gained 4 lbs in a weekend you would have had to have eaten 14,000 calories above your maintenance caloric amount which is probably around 1800 to 2000 a day so in total you would have had to consume 17,600 to 18,000 calories! that would be very hard to do (that's like 33 Big Macs in a weekend
) Anyway I think that yes lots of it is water weight and as you can see by the weight shift already, if you get back onto clean foods and exercise one weekend of indulgence will not make a huge difference over all
Enjoy life and live healthy