Hi lads,I hope I’m posting this in the right place.
In the last week I crashed off a low carb diet. I’m talking about a pretty bad crash now, striking right into Ben and Jerrys and chips(I’m Irish so chips here would be like steakhouse cut french fries, ya?), burgers, chinese etc.
After two days of eating ice cream by the tub and hordes of fast food I started to freak with myself, naturally enough, because I was being an absolute idiot, throwing away what had been a very successful dieting period. I took waist measurements and skin fold. Now it would make sense to me that I should be a little bloated outside of fat gain on account of carbing up all of a sudden.
For some reason my waist had actually gone down by the best part of a half inch. skin fold indicated a slight drop, maybe, nothing certain.
My reaction to this was “cool, lets keep going this going!”
That brings us today, six days after the crash and I’ve continued to eat like an idiot and lost another half inch from my waist!! That’s six days of really excessive eating. Now I kept my protein up above 1g per lb and my weight hasn’t noticeably changed, maybe down a couple ounces. Weight training 5 days out of the last 6 with at least some cardio every day.
Now, I’ve stopped the 6 day binge and gone back to my usual diet, moderate carb, fat and protein. I know at some point this strange event will have to reverse and kick me in the ass.
What I want to know is this; has anyone else ever experienced this? It seems like a pretty strange phenomenon to me! One I’d like to be able to recreate