Val is correct. Do you know how many calories it takes to maintain your weight? Hypothetically, let's say that it takes you 2000 calories a day to maintain your weight. That would mean that over the course of 4 days, you need 8000 calories to maintain your weight. Let's say that you ate 20,000 calories over 4 days (i.e., approx. 5,000 per day). That would mean you ate an excess of 12,000 calories. It takes 3,500 excess calories for you to gain a real pound, so you would have gained a real 3.4 lbs.
Don't beat yourself up over it, though. It is what it is. Just move forward and within month, that weight will be long gone if you're on plan.
Were you binging during those 4 days? I ask because I'm currently reading a book called Brain over Binge, and it's a drastically different concept about binging than I've ever read before. Just thought I would pass that along in case you're interested . . .
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Last edited by lin43; 04-09-2012 at 08:01 PM.