Sunday, November 18, 2018

Don't Sweat the small stuff: Why small weight gains mean nothing.

As you anxiously step on the scale waiting to see what your weight is, you may feel some anxiety if you are a pound two in a day. You may see that you weighed a certain amount of pounds throughout the week and then at the end of the week, you gain two pounds and you are freaking out and acting like it's the end of the world. That two-pound weight gain didn't just derail all the progress that you have made. It could just be water weight, or it could just be that you ate a lot of food the night before. There are many reasons that your body gains weight temporarily and you will see fluctuations in your weight for many different reasons. I would say that if it is a small weight gain, basically anything less than 5 pounds, than you shouldn't worry about it. It isn't a big deal. Now, If you are consistently putting on weight then there is a reason for concern. This is why you shouldn't weigh yourself every day because if you do that then you are going to let yourself down if you gain weight one day. You should instead weigh yourself once or twice a week or maybe every other day but don't weigh yourself daily because it can mess with your motivation when you see a minor weight gain.

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