Ok, yet another VLC Paleo question/inquiry, here goes: Prior to VLC Paleo, I became very bloated each month before my period and I could gain 5-7 pounds of water weight. After VLC, I barely knew it was coming and would only gain 1-2 pounds, if any.
About 1 month ago, I started adding carbs to my VLC diet. Just about 1/2 a sweet potato a few days a week, along with a couple of pieces of 88% chocolate a day. I gained 1.5-2 pounds, which did not bother me too much and I thought it was well worth the fabulous additions of sweet potatoes and chocolate.
The problem is this: My first period since adding carbs is fast approaching and this past Tuesday I was officially tagged as a water retaining sea cow after I gained 4-5 pounds within 24-hours (no change in diet). I am absolutely miserable and wondering if the higher carbs are promoting the higher weight gain? Either that, or is it possible I am one of those VLC'ers who cannot successfully add carbs? I hope it is the former because that means it is temporary. If it is the latter, I will have to go back to VLC, because this isn't worth it. Please advise.