Twelve Days On the Scales..

 

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Stepping on the scales does not have to be a scary event, it also does not tell the whole story.

I have many clients who are obsessed with the number on the scale, and it is very hard to educate or convince them that this number will change form hour to hour, day to day and week to week, no matter how much exercise or healthy eating you do.

So I conducted an experiment of my own….over 12 days I weighed myself at the same time, wearing the same clothes and kept the same daily exercise schedule and eating habits….the results, check them out!

Day 1   69.8kg

Day 2   69.8kg

Day 3   70.2kg

Day 4   70.0kg

Day 5   70.0kg

Day 6   69.9kg

Day 7   69.7kg

Day 8  69.4kg

Day 9   68.9kg

Day 10 69.4kg

Day 11  69.7kg

Day 12 69.8kg

So as you can see my weight changed almost everyday!

There are many reasons our scale weight fluctuates, water retention, a full bowel, heavier weight training therefore building muscle, stress or lack of sleep. The issue with weighing yourself DAILY, is that minor fluctuations can freak people out — or discourage them from their weight-loss efforts. Instead, take photos , body measurements, and judge yourself by your fitness endurance and how your clothes are fitting you.

Now I’m not saying don’t ever weigh yourself as I do believe you need to know where you are at, a guide. So my suggestion is to weigh yourself once a week, same day, same time, same scales. Keep in mind the events in your life that have occurred the week prior, a big weekend, a birthday party or maybe you have be extra diligent with your food and exercise has been spot on. All of this could be a clue as to why you have gained or lost weight. The number on the scale will help you figure out if you need to make adjustments to what you’re eating or how you’re exercising.

Never ever weighing yourself is a bad idea, as you do need to know where about ‘s you are sitting so you can make changes to your lifestyle before its too late…this goes for weight gain and weight loss. Some people need to monitor their weight so that they do not lose anymore as this could put them in an unhealthy/underweight weight bracket.

So remember this, the scale is just a tool — no more and no less.

So there you have it, my Twelve days on the Scales….

Would love to hear your thoughts or opinions.

Maree :)