Some days the scale is your friend, and other days it is not. As someone whose weight can shift up to five pounds in a day, I know this can be frustrating. But why does it happen?
You strength trained yesterday
Working out is good for your body. Having more muscle will help you lose weight… in the long run. However, if you just finished your MFit workout, chances are you weigh a little more than you did when you started. This is because your muscles are swollen and your body is holding onto water. So, don’t be frustrated if you find you weigh more the morning after a tough workout.
You drink a lot of water
Drinking just two cups of water can make your weight go up slightly. On the other hand, not drinking water can make you bloated. Being bloated will certainly make it appear that you have gained weight. When all is said and done, drink plenty of water. It may confuse the scale from time to time, but in general it will keep your weight down.
You’re about to start your period
Ladies… hormones happen. Unfortunately weight fluctuations can happen the week before, week after, and week of your period. The best way to combat this is to eat normally and drink water to prevent bloating.
It’s the weekend or you’re on vacation
Your body will react to anything outside its normal routine. Even if you eat relatively healthy when you’re off work, your sleep, activity, and mood are probably different. It is okay if you stray from your normal gym routine while on vacation. Fitness is a lifestyle, which means it is okay to take breaks.