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I'm usually quite healthy but have had a pretty unhealthy few months and have put on half a stone. After a crazy drinking / eating / late night couple of weeks I have started eating very clean again from Boxing Day. No sugar, very little gluten, no alcohol, 3 healthy meals a day. Lot of exercise (but that's not unusual). The sort of eating I do when I put on a few pounds to get me back down again. But I haven't lost anything and have actually put on a couple of pounds! It's been a week now. I am on day 2 of period so could be something to do with that but I don't think I usually put on weight with my period.
I'm sure I have read something that said when you start eating healthy your fat cells hold on to the fat for a short while before doing a "flush". Does anyone have any idea what I'm talking about with this and any link to a discussion on this?
Very disheartening when there's tons of chocolate everywhere that I'm not eating!
My understanding of the flush effect is that it is as a result of exercise. Basically your muscles hang on to extra water to conduct repairs and then flush out what they don't need. I have no idea if the sudden switch to healthy eating would exacerbate that effect. There's some stuff on the MyFitnessPal discussion forum about this.