I have been spiraling down the past few days despite trying to stick to the snacks-only diet. And while I may have cheated a little, gaining .8 the past five days overall and a ridiculous 1.0 kg just the past 2 days has been a little crazy.
Despite this weight-gain streak, I have still lost .7 kg on non-exercise days so far. And this is with over 30 days under my belt.
Today, it is tempting to try to starve or at even less than a usual snacks-only day. Even though I could do it, I will resist this temptation and eat as usual. The plan is to eat about 6 snacks that weight about .2 to .25 kg each. This has what has worked in my month of testing even though the past few days have been a disaster.
The hope that this kind of wild streak is a thing of the past has been dashed. Even with the snacks-only diet, I can now see that this kind of extreme streak is simply unavoidable. But just like with probably any diet, it is important to avoid the yo-yo effect. It’s tempting to fast when you are on weight-gain streak, but the risk of making it even worse by causing the yo-yo effect is generally not worth it.
Instead of starving, I have traditionally tried to eat a little bit less at the end of a day. But with the snacks-only diet, which has produced an overall weight loss even without exercise, my plan is to just keep doing the same thing every day and ride out the occasional storm.
Things were just about perfect after the first 3 snacks today. I had mostly meat and bread and oatmeal and was up .6 kg. If that keeps up, I should do just fine.
My 4th snack was very small, and I had actually gotten back down to 79.5 (.5 over) before the 5th snack. My body is hopefully going to stay reasonably satiated the rest of the day with 2 more regular-sized snacks. This could be a very good day if I finally avoid all mistakes this time.
The fifth snack got me up to 80.0. That one was too big, but it’s okay in this case because the 4th one was only a mini snack. Also, a good part of the 5th snack was half a head of broccoli. That is obviously not going to ever cause me to gain weight in the long run even if it could possibly affect a one-day result. However, I am not saying to eat 2 pounds of broccoli for one snack, either. You will have to work out the numbers when you test for yourself. But I still like to keep the snacks light on weight even if they include vegetables.
After a small final snack and then waiting a couple of hours, I was down to about 79.7. This is the day I was hoping for. I will likely be losing weight this 24-hour period, and potentially a lot of it.
With 2 hours to go for the final weigh-in in the morning, my weight had reduced to 78.7. That put me at a definite weight loss for the day and maybe even a big one. The day started at 79.0.
I am actually weighing in about an hour early because of this morning’s time change. When I checked more carefully for the final weigh-in, the scale said I was at 78.8. That is still a daily weight loss of .2 kg even when weighing in early. I was hoping for more but can’t complain too much about that.
Day 30 – gained .2 kg
Day 31 – gained .1 kg
Day 32 – lost .5 kg
Day 33 – gained .5 kg
Day 34 – gained .5 kg
Day 35 – lost .2 kg
Overall Result: lost 2.2 kg
“No Exercise” Days: lost .9 kg – 33 days
Simultaneous “No Exercise” Portion: lost .2 kg – 2 days
All “No Exercise” Stats: lost 1.1 kg in 35 days
Exercise Days: lost 1.3 kg – 2 days
30-min Days: lost .3 kg – 1 day
90-min Days: lost 1.0 kg – 1 day
Day After Exercising: gained .5 kg – 2 days
Average of Day Of Exercise And Day After: lost .8 kg – 2 sets of 2 days