Last updated on April 12th, 2017
The maddening logic of metabolism struck again this week. I ate according to my low carb diet all week — no splurges, no wild indulgences, no day out of the norm. For the week, I averaged 1,727 calories, 139g fat, 26g net carbs, and 91g protein per day. That average daily calorie total was significantly lower than for past five weeks, and the macro-nutrient percentages were about the same.
All in all, a great week of sensible low-carb eating, and yet I gained a bit of weight, tipping the scales at 223.2 pounds today, up 8 tenths of a pound from last Sunday.
This is after I lost almost two pounds the week of April 5 – 11, despite consuming over a hundred grams of carbs in a single day, and averaging 100 calories more per day that week than this last week.
Pascal said that the heart has its logic that logic cannot know. I think the same applies to the human body in general.
But in truth I am more mystified than discouraged.
I’m alive. I feel fine. I know from my regular medical exams that my other health indicators are fine. And based on my past experiences, a week to week variation in weight means very little.
So I’ll keep on keeping on, enjoying a low carb diet, and accept that my body follows its own strange logic.