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Old 10-17-2012, 06:41 AM   #1
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Default Update: sick for < a week = no weight loss this month

I posted about this a few weeks ago: I had the stomach flu in the end of September, during which time I estimated I ate about 400 calories per day for about 4-5 days. After that, my stomach was still sensitive so I was eating 900-1200/day for less than a week. Since then, I've been eating my standard 1200/day.

At first I gained quite a bit of weight, but it eventually balanced out to no weight loss for over three weeks. According to my bodybugg, I created a deficit big enough for a 10lb loss in this time (which is what would have been standard for me for a normal 3 week timeframe). Now I'm about to hit the week before TOM, which is a no weight loss week for me usually.

Thus, eating way less than normal for only a few days, I lose nothing for a month. I know starvation mode isn't really something that happens after a few days, but I still don't know what's going on.

Wish I knew what was going on with my body. Thoughts?
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:46 AM   #2
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My fluid weight fluctuations are easily large enough mask a whole month of fat loss. After all that sickness, dehydration, the shock to your system of eating so little, it might take a while for those fluctuations to even themselves out. When you were recovering from your sickness you might have been less energetic, too, thus creating a smaller deficit than your BodyBugg thinks you did.

Just wait it out. Weight loss is a highly nonlinear process that depends upon a lot more factors than you can control or compute with your BodyBugg. I would guess that you are in for a whoosh soon.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:50 AM   #3
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When you were recovering from your sickness you might have been less energetic, too, thus creating a smaller deficit than your BodyBugg thinks you did.
The bodybugg is pretty good at noting when you're less energetic, but you could be right about the rest of it. Hopefully it will come off soon and I have actually been losing fat. Thanks.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:39 AM   #4
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My fluid weight fluctuations are easily large enough mask a whole month of fat loss. After all that sickness, dehydration, the shock to your system of eating so little, it might take a while for those fluctuations to even themselves out
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