I started in early December really paying attention to what I eat. I am a super good eater, very consistent exerciser but since about 45 years old, I have found that I have added about 10 lbs extra. I was always around 155-160 lbs and when I hit 170 I started to feel like hell. Anyway, I got myself onto fitday.com to register my daily calories and monitor my fat intake versus carb/protein intake. I took myself down from 171 to 162.5 lbs (biked like crazy in dam cold Canadian air all month) to get to this point.
Here is what I find disturbing. I weight myself every morning when I get up and if I go out and have any type of an "off night", like 2 glasses of wine and maybe desert after dinner, I will be like 3 lbs heavier the next morning? Knowing that 1 lb is roughly 3,500 calories, how can this be? I am not talking Big Mac with fries and a shake here,it could be a nice chicken breast with no skin eaten with a side of pasta with a salad. The one item that simply throws my body into mayhem is alcohol. If I drink it, I feel bad the next day and can feel the extra weight in my stomach right away. So, I have learned that totally staying away from booze is critical for me, but still not sure how my weight could fluctuate that much when there is no way I could have posiibly taken in the equivalent amount of calories?