If your someone who track your weight weekly or even daily you’ll notice that your weight can change from day to day.
If you’re on a weight loss journey this can be a little frustrating especially if your scale is going up instead of down.
But the reality is that many different things affect the scale, and this why you shouldn’t rely only on the scale to track your progress.
Depending on when you weigh yourself you you may be a pound or two heavier. It is best to weigh yourself first thing in the morning before you eat or drink, and have went to the bathroom.
Whether you’ve had a good bowel movement or not could cause you to not have an accurate reading. For person who struggle in this department adding fiber to your diet will be your best bet.
If you ate a high sodium food the day before and you did not drink enough water, your body will retain the water and you will feel puffy and bloated. The scale will also show it. Your best bet is to drink more water to help flush the sodium out of your body.
If you’re like me you sweat a lot during your workouts and can get dehydrated very easily. If you don’t drink enough water during and after your workout you may notice a huge dip in the scale. But this isn’t actually fat.
Most women will have fluctuations during their time of the month due to the hormone shifts and the emotional eating that occurs during this time. You’ll probably be at your highest around that time.
But, the key to sticking to your journey is to understand that the scale is only one tool to track your progress. You can measure yourself, take pictures, use clothes to track your progress or just pay attention to non-scale victories.
If you’re too focused on the scale your relationship with it can become unhealthy! So, pay attention to it but try not to be too consumed with it!
Remember the first step is trying and the next step is not giving up when things get hard!
Keep going! If no one else believes in you know that I do. You’ve got this!
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