I wonder sometimes what the correlation is between tom hormones and fat loss/gain.
I don't care what I do, I NEVER lose weight during tom. The day I start the scale goes up with water retention, and it doesn't go away until the day after it's over. Never another pound down, always back to exactly what it was before. If I'm still creating a calorie deficit that week, technically I think I should be able to see a loss? If I don't watch it, it has also always seemed alot easier to actually gain during that week and spend the rest of the month catching up
For a long time I just chalked it up to hormonal cravings and that I was probably just eating way more than I realized (especially since I have PCOS so my hormones are wacked out anyway), but I have tracked every morsel since February and know with certainty that calories in vs calories out isn't the whole story. Yet another reason to call it "the curse" lol.