I confirmed two things this week:
1. You miss a lot of learning opportunities if you only weigh yourself once a week.
My weekly weigh-ins have hovered around 181 lb for the last few weeks but my actual weight has fluctuated by almost 6 lb !!
As usual, I'm relaxed about this because the moving average keeps me sane and I know that my real weight hasn't changed that much. The gain is mostly temporary water weight and I know the culprit…
2. It's the pasta!
My wife made pasta three days in a row and my weight shot up! It's kind of ironic: a month ago I blamed my weight gain on my wife being away (and me going to the pub to eat). Now I'm blaming her for coming back and cooking me pasta! I'm doing the cooking this weekend!
I remember, back in the 70s, my older sisters being really picky about drinking skimmed milk and having trace amounts of margarine on their toast (no butter!).
They would freak out if there was the slightest amount of fat on their meat and chicken. My dad always said "Fat doesn't make you fat" and everyone laughed at him for being so stupid. It's only now that we are realizing that he was right.
Why did it take the world so long to learn this lesson? How many people have been missing out on delicious butter and cream and full fat milk and bacon and steak and olive oil when it was "healthy" pasta and bread making us fat all this time?
More importantly, how can I persuade my wife that bread and pasta makes me gain weight so quickly? She freaks out when I cook with olive oil but always has bread with everything.