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Does alcohol make me gain weight during Nutrisystem?

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Well, it was bound to happen, I guess It will be one month on the 17th that I started Nutrisystem and I have lost 20.5 pounds...easiest thing I've ever donehave boasted on these boards that I've been 100% every day. I fell off the wagon and Im pretty mad at myself. I went to dinner and movie with girlfriends on Saturday night. I did ok with the food thing (a grilled chicken ceasar salad), but I had a pina colada and part of a peach martini. No popcorn or soda at the movie. I weighed in this morning and much to my dismay, I was up 1.5lbs. So what do you think? Was it the alcohol?? I'm so bummed..

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Your question was: Does alcohol make me gain weight during Nutrisystem?.

Don't worry about one night but isn't it interesting that you noticed it? When we eat healthy, we improve our bodies such that eating poorly makes us feel poorly!! Good for you for your awesome month!! Not get back to it.

Btw - in the world of salads, Ceasar is pretty fatty. In fact, the site below says 600 calories, a full half from fat! And Pina Colada is on the list of 10 worst cocktails for dieters. Next time, a nice vodka drink and a salad with dressing on the side!.

Http://www.dietfacts.com/html/nutrit...alad-31362.htm.

A Pina Colada, for example, has more calories than a Big Mac..

Http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16096540...and_nutrition/..

Comment #1

I did the same thing this weekend. I NBA game with beer and hot dog of friday, and a st patricks day party saturday with drinks and a bunch of salty snacks. Sunday I was up 5lbs from my friday morning weight. Sunday I hit the water hard, and today I was back to my friday weight. I say it's water weight...

Comment #2

Ditto on eveyone's comments - you aren't going to gain 1-2 lbs in one evening or even one day - but the scales will "lie" after a day off plan. If I do that I don't weigh for 2-3 days and after being 100% for 2-3 days when I get back on the scale I am at the weight I was before I went off. This is good ....but the bad thing is I just lost 2-3 days to get back where I was instead of losing another pound! It is a journey ... not a destination! ;-).

You have done great - don't get discouraged from one day having fun with your friends! Life still happens...even when we are on NS!..

Comment #3

Ditto to what everyone else has written. Unless you ate over 5000 extra calories, that 1.5 lbs.is water weight. Here's a great article that PamSB has posted concerning scales, weight, and fluctuations, etc.

Why Scales Lie by Renee Cloe, ACE Certified Personal Trainer.

Weve been told over and over again that daily weighing is unnecessary, yet many of us cant resist peeking at that number every morning. If you just cant bring yourself to toss the scale in the trash, you should definitely familiarize yourself with the factors that influence its readings. From water retention to glycogen storage and changes in lean body mass, daily weight fluctuations are normal. They are not indicators of your success or failure. Once you understand how these mechanisms work, you can free yourself from the daily battle with the bathroom scale.

Water makes up about 60% of total body mass. Normal fluctuations in the bodys water content can send scale-watchers into a tailspin if they dont understand whats happening. Two factors influencing water retention are water consumption and salt intake. Strange as it sounds, the less water you drink, the more of it your body retains. If you are even slightly dehydrated your body will hang onto its water supplies with a vengeance, possibly causing the number on the scale to inch upward. The solution is to drink plenty of water.

Excess salt (sodium) can also play a big role in water retention. A single teaspoon of salt contains over 2,000 mg of sodium. Generally, we should only eat between 1,000 and 3,000 mg of sodium a day, so its easy to go overboard. Sodium is a sneaky substance. You would expect it to be most highly concentrated in salty chips, nuts, and crackers. However, a food doesnt have to taste salty to be loaded with sodium.

The more highly processed a food is, the more likely it is to have a high sodium content. Thats why, when it comes to eating, its wise to stick mainly to the basics: fruits, vegetables, lean meat, beans, and whole grains. Be sure to read the labels on canned foods, boxed mixes, and frozen dinners.

Women may also retain several pounds of water prior to menstruation. This is very common and the weight will likely disappear as quickly as it arrives. Pre-menstrual water-weight gain can be minimized by drinking plenty of water, maintaining an exercise program, and keeping high-sodium processed foods to a minimum.

Another factor that can influence the scale is glycogen. Think of glycogen as a fuel tank full of stored carbohydrate. Some glycogen is stored in the liver and some is stored the muscles themselves. This energy reserve weighs more than a pound and its packaged with 3-4 pounds of water when its stored. Your glycogen supply will shrink during the day if you fail to take in enough carbohydrates. As the glycogen supply shrinks you will experience a small imperceptible increase in appetite and your body will restore this fuel reserve along with its associated water.

These fluctuations have nothing to do with fat loss, although they can make for some unnecessarily dramatic weigh-ins if youre prone to obsessing over the number on the scale.

Otherwise rational people also tend to forget about the actual weight of the food they eat. For this reason, its wise to weigh yourself first thing in the morning before youve had anything to eat or drink. Swallowing a bunch of food before you step on the scale is no different than putting a bunch of rocks in your pocket. The 5 pounds that you gain right after a huge dinner is not fat. Its the actual weight of everything youve had to eat and drink. The added weight of the meal will be gone several hours later when youve finished digesting it.

Exercise physiologists tell us that in order to store one pound of fat, you need to eat 3,500 calories more than your body is able to burn. In other words, to actually store the above dinner as 5 pounds of fat, it would have to contain a whopping 17,500 calories. This is not likely, in fact its not humanly possible. So when the scale goes up 3 or 4 pounds overnight, rest easy, its likely to be water, glycogen, and the weight of your dinner. Keep in mind that the 3,500 calorie rule works in reverse also. In order to lose one pound of fat you need to burn 3,500 calories more than you take in.

When you follow a very low calorie diet that causes your weight to drop 10 pounds in 7 days, its physically impossible for all of that to be fat. What youre really losing is water, glycogen, and muscle.

This brings us to the scales sneakiest attribute. It doesnt just weigh fat. It weighs muscle, bone, water, internal organs and all. When you lose "weight," that doesnt necessarily mean that youve lost fat. In fact, the scale has no way of telling you what youve lost (or gained). Losing muscle is nothing to celebrate.

The more muscle you have the more calories your body burns, even when youre just sitting around. Thats one reason why a fit, active person is able to eat considerably more food than the dieter who is unwittingly destroying muscle tissue.

Robin Landis, author of "Body Fueling," compares fat and muscles to feathers and gold. One pound of fat is like a big fluffy, lumpy bunch of feathers, and one pound of muscle is small and valuable like a piece of gold. Obviously, you want to lose the dumpy, bulky feathers and keep the sleek beautiful gold. The problem with the scale is that it doesnt differentiate between the two. It cant tell you how much of your total body weight is lean tissue and how much is fat. There are several other measuring techniques that can accomplish this, although they vary in convenience, accuracy, and cost.

If the thought of being pinched, dunked, or gently zapped just doesnt appeal to you, dont worry. The best measurement tool of all turns out to be your very own eyes. How do you look? How do you feel? How do your clothes fit? Are your rings looser? Do your muscles feel firmer? These are the true measurements of success. If you are exercising and eating right, dont be discouraged by a small gain on the scale. Fluctuations are perfectly normal. Expect them to happen and take them in stride. Its a matter of mind over scale...

Comment #4

Fantastic information!!! Thank you all for your input...it's very educational! No ceasar salad next time (and here I really thought I was making a "wise" choice..LOL) and unfortunately, no pina colada That's heart breaking!!! LOL..they are scrumptious, but I'd rather be successful with Nutrisystem than have any alcoholic drink ANY DAY! I'll be more informed next time, thanks to all of you. I truly appreciate the encouraging words and motivation to keep going..

Comment #5

Just think how good you will feel while you are wearing a smaller size and NOT drinking that pina colada!!..

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