For those of you who follow a relatively low carb diet, do you get a big scale weight swing after a refeed? Normally on Sunday, I have my biggest day of eating. It doesn't include lots of bread or anything like that, but I tend to loosen up on my food choices and enjoy. Sometimes I'll have a little ice cream or candy or something like that toward the end. Either way, long story short, come Monday I am usually like 8lbs heavier than I was on Saturday.
First, is this common? Do any of you guys get this?
Second, is there a good way to get rid of it more quickly? Usually it takes until Wednesday night or Thursday morning before my pants fit 'normal' again. I hate the way I feel when I'm 'inflated' like that. All the definition in the mirror goes away as well.
Would eating higher carbs all the time help prevent this big swing, or would I just be bloated 7 days a week instead of 3?
Sample day of eating during the week.
Fast all morning - coffee only
BCAA's before my workout @ 3:00pm.
Post workout smoothie of pumpkin, spinach, cottage cheese, creatine, cinnamon @ 4:30
Roasted chicken from the grocery store, a cucumber, carrots, a tomato, whatever other veggies i can find @ 6:00
"Protein Fluff" (casein protein (roughly 150grams, almond milk whipped up to make the fluff)@7:30
Bed around 8:30