How can the scales change so much in just 1 day!?
If you’re trying to either lose weight or gain muscle and weigh yourself every day it’s common to see drastic changes from day to day. People can sometimes freak out at this and worry that they have taken a step backward from their goal when in fact that may not be true.
Here’s why. Weight loss/gain is not a linear process. It’s a process that happens over time and there are ups and downs. Your body adapts to many different things throughout the day. There are so many variables when it comes to your weight on a daily basis that you should not be discouraged if one day the scales read ‘badly’ for you.
Here’s a few things that can cause the fluctuation:
Weight scales do not tell you the whole story but they can still be a very useful tool.
That’s why it’s important to use the scales in a smarter way.
Here’s what I would recommend:
Or Choose between:
It is easy to become invested in what the scales are telling you but if it’s starting to make you feel flat or unmotivated then my advice would try not to put too much emphasis on it or even stop weighing yourself for a while and just work based on mirror-feedback over time.
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