Scale fluctuations

Things That Can Cause Weight to Fluctuate

Repeat after us: it’s completely and totally normal for the scale to fluctuate up and down a couple of pounds each day. In fact, there are plenty of reasons why your weight fluctuates.

Ultimately, the more consistent you are with your food, workout routine, and lifestyle — the more consistent the scale will likely be and you’re prob a little less likely to see big massive scale fluctuations.

But keep in mind there are so many variables at play at all times, every single day. And the more you weigh, the more there’s likely room for bigger fluctuations (compared to someone of a smaller frame and/or weight).

Same thing if you tend to do work, sports, or hobbies where you end up heavily sweating (running, trail running, CrossFit, spin, conditioning, BJJ, etc) – you’ll likely see massive swings before and after that activity as you dehydrate and then rehydrate.

For all of these reasons, it’s probably more helpful to zoom out and pay attention more to trends over the course of TIME (such as looking at a weekly average), rather than getting super duper hung up on your weight from day to day. Focusing on why your weight fluctuates might be more useful than just looking at the number itself.

This is also why we have to be mindful if we’re only weighing ourselves once or twice a week – we might be spiraling and stressing when our weight actually isn’t consistently trending up.


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