South Beach Diet - eating and weighing during TOM

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03-29-2006, 08:44 AM
First of all, are you allowed more calories during the TOM? Because I feel like I need to eat more to be full. Second, do you ususally see the scale go up at this time? (please say yes!)

03-29-2006, 09:18 AM
Hey Amelie,

Don't panic!!! when TOM comes for me I can go up 4-6lbs!! It's normal.. Us women bloat big time when aunt flow pays us a visit!!!! ;)

03-29-2006, 10:22 AM
Oh yes, the scale goes up 5-7 lbs for me...every month. I usually stay off the scale around that TOM except for now when I need the harsh motivation to keep me on track...I've been a bad girl this month. The good thing is that usually the 2 weeks right after your period is one of the easiest times to lose weight.

03-29-2006, 05:24 PM
ya i may gain a couple of pounds but my pants always feel like i've gained 10.
goes down (at least for me) after the first couple days.
what's gonna be super hard for me is my monthly craving :(
McD's fries have been my craving day 1 since she visited my first time when i was 11.../22 now...i don't know what i'm gonna do :(

03-29-2006, 05:56 PM
Most months I gain 1-2 pounds on the first day. Yesterday when I weighed, I had gained 7 pounds over the previous days. I'm hoping this was a fluke and that it will come right off once I stop retaining water. I know I had a bag of chips (individual sized, not a whole bag!) but don't think that can account for a 7 pound gain in one day!