Personal Trainer in Harlingen | Rio Grande Valley

Of more concern to me is not what time of the day to weigh yourself, but how often you weigh yourself.

I know many of you weigh everyday which gives me heart palpitations! You could fast on any given day and weigh MORE the next morning. Conversely, if you ‘splurged’ and had beer and pizza one evening, you may get on then next morning and weigh less then you thought. It’s unhealthly and just silly to use the scale as a daily litmus test of true body composition. MY recommendation: Weigh yourself ONCE a week. The same day of the week, the same time, preferably first thing in the morning, buck nekked. Keep track if you will, then one week later,(not before), repeat. You will see TRENDS and FLUCTUATIONS. You may have worked really hard, eaten just right to ensure weight loss, and still the scale, THE SCALE merely reads what the existing conditions of your body are that moment in time. Water weight, hormones, the big meal from the day before or not, constipation, or not, or any of the many (too many to list) reasons for fluctuations.  I can’t say this enough. It’s not’s PROGRESS. Fluctuations occur under the most perfect eating and exercise habits.  If looking to lose weight,  over time you will see a downward trend, with natrual highs and lows along the way, on the scale. DO NOT let these highs and lows translate to highs and lows in your emotions giving the scale too much power. Again, scale fluctuations occur for many reasons under the most perfect eating and exercise habits. 

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