100 lb. Club - Amazing What Sodium Can Do!!

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09-22-2010, 03:03 PM
I have been very very good about not eating at fast food places for a very long time. Yesterday, I had been away from home all day, hadn't eaten and it was already 5pm (poor planning on my part!) so I decided to get some KFC. It was within my calorie allowance for the day since I hadn't eaten a thing, so - why not treat myself? :) It tasted good, I didn't feel crappy afterwards, so I went on my way.

When I got on the scale today - my weight is up 4lbs! Now, I know I didn't gain 4lbs. In fact, my calorie balance was still negative for yesterday, and I went to the gym after my KFC. I know that weight will drop back down in the next few days, but WOW! Thats some serious overnight water retention!!

09-22-2010, 04:57 PM
Oh, I hear you! Sodium does a real number on me too regardless of the calorie count. Yeah, in a couple of days you'll be good. Remember to drink lots of water--that will help.

09-22-2010, 06:03 PM
If I look at sodium I gain weight ;) Seriously, it's amazing what a difference one little thing like that can make. Now that I'm cutting down on sodium, everything tastes more as well - I had a tomato the other day and it tasted salty, even though I hadn't added any!

09-22-2010, 06:12 PM
I Have gained 13lbs in one day because of a cookout...Too much salt :(

09-23-2010, 06:01 AM
I am with you on the salt...I had taco salad meat last night and gained 3 lbs. my wedding band is not coming off this finger ;) i know it will come off, but it sucks just the same

09-23-2010, 12:03 PM
I'm also very sensitive to salt and aside from the scale I can SEE it in the mirror. After a day or 2 of high salt foods (even if they are low calorie/low fat) my face looks puffy especially around my jawline and chin. Yuck!

09-23-2010, 12:08 PM
Yeah, it really does do it - almost immediately, I can feel my skin tighten up and I feel all puffy and nasty. Since I eat so much lower sodium than I used to, I seem to be more sensitive to it too.

09-23-2010, 01:36 PM
If I look at sodium I gain weight !

This!!! That's me too!! :yes: My body usually rewards me with a 5lb bag of water! :tantrum:

09-23-2010, 03:48 PM
I am THAT sensitive as well! It's CRAZY!

09-23-2010, 03:55 PM
** Sigh ** I had Chinese food for lunch today so am looking at 3-4 pounds extra tomorrow. It will take three days to get it off and goes on so fast. :(