Alright, alright, I've been around long enough to know that a body simply cannot create 3 lbs of fat in a week - but still....
I quit smoking a week ago so, with the exception of a one day carb fest at the very beginning, I've been super extra diligent with my clean eating and am back to measuring and logging like I never lost a pound. I actually dropped my calories back a smidge just in case the "nicotine stimulates metabolism" stories were true. Yet, this morning, the scale says 148
I didn't move my ticker back up yet because that I did read one article that said the digestive and stress issues associated with nicotine withdrawal can cause water retention so I'm hoping, hoping HOPING
that's the culprit.
Not to worry, I realize that smoking like a chimney didn't even slow down my ascent to 200lbs so a pound or two isn't going to be an excuse I use to light up but, geez, so disconcerting after I worked so hard. Any other "quitters" out there who can tell me if they had a lot of water retention in the beginning? (please, oh please