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Monday, 26 January 2009

BFFM Day 35 Carb Down

Weight : 15.4% ~ 9.44/51.86 = 61.3 kg
Training : 8 x Lavender Bay stairs + 5 reps x 11 sets- chest press/bent over rows : 5 reps x 15 sets - bicep curls/lateral raises
Time : 1 hour 22 min ~ Calories : 592 ~ AHR : 123 bpm (70%)
Month #1 target : 31 Jan : 14.9% ~ 9.10/52.0 = 61.1 kg

Has anyone experienced the jiggly puff→whoosh phenomenon? It is when an area of your body gets all soft and squishy for no apparent reason when previously it was quite hard, just before a drop on the scale. This jiggly squishy fat has recently appeared on my stomach and thighs.

There is a little known theory discussed by Lyle McDonald that once the fat depletes from your fat cells they temporarily fill up with water giving you a soft squishy appearance. Eventually (how long?) the water leaves and you are leaner.

Has anyone else experienced this or is it just wishful thinking?

I've just completed a brutal workout without the gym and I am ready for my oats. I wish I could remember that I ALWAYS feel better after (and during) training even when it is the last thing I feel like.


  1. I wish I could remember that, too, the feeling good after a brutal workout especially when I'm straining to carry my old self through the gym doors.

  2. I've had the jiggly whoosh.

    When I did low carb program end of 2007 I lost 10kg. I lost a lot of fat around my waist. I remember remarking to the naturopath that my stomach felt very 'mushy and soft' after I'd been on the program a couple of weeks, then it did seem to just melt off.

    So, yes I think there is some change in the fat cells prior to it disappearing.