Before I start, it is well generalized that the mirror should be your primary focus and your best friend when it comes to seeing progress/results.
BUT, we all know that advice is rarely taken, and we all use the SCALE as our primary indicator of our progress/results.
I wanted to compile a list of factors that, anywhere from heavily to slightly, affect the number we see on the scale when we check our daily/weekly progress.
Factors that INCREASE scale weight
- Foods high in sodium
- Lack of sleep
- Carb refeeds (if done right)
- Cheat days
- DOMS (sore muscles retain water) **can someone confirm this, I remember reading about it but am not completely sure**
- Menstruation (for women)
- Clothes (lol)
- Undigested food (hope nobody weighs themselves in the evening...)
Factors that DECREASE scale weight
- Low carb diets (only in the beginning though)
- Dehydration (sauna, sweat suits, bath salts, etc. usually done by athletes that need to hit a certain weight class)
The main point is, there are many many factors that can alter that number you see on the scale. As long as a long term pattern/trend is seen (that you are satisfied with) try not to get discouraged too much and panic when you see a number you don't like!
Feel free to add your own to the list!
04-04-2014, 12:00 PM #1
Factors that can affect SCALE weight!
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