24/7 Customer Service 1-866-236-8417 Need Help? 1-866-236-8417

Reply
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Scisscor me Timbers! bbsapphireee's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Stats: 5'7", 159 lbs
    Posts: 773
    Rep Power: 1426
    bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000)
    Visit bbsapphireee's BodySpace
    bbsapphireee is offline

    Factors that can affect SCALE weight!

    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
    - Medication
    - 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)
    - Constipation
    - Clothes (lol)
    - Undigested food (hope nobody weighs themselves in the evening...)

    Factors that DECREASE scale weight
    - Diuretics
    - 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!
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    ☆ Iridium Account ☆ andrewlef's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2009
    Location: United States
    Stats: 5'8", 146 lbs
    Posts: 1,628
    Rep Power: 4651
    andrewlef is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) andrewlef is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) andrewlef is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) andrewlef is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) andrewlef is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) andrewlef is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) andrewlef is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) andrewlef is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) andrewlef is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) andrewlef is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) andrewlef is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500)
    Visit andrewlef's BodySpace
    andrewlef is offline
    Factors that increase scale weight

    - Sustained caloric surplus


    Factors that decrease scale weight

    - Sustained caloric deficit


    Factors that do not affect scale weight

    - Meal timing and/or frequency
    - Intermittent Fasting
    - Insulin levels
    Last edited by andrewlef; 04-04-2014 at 12:58 PM.
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Registered User bigjoe5574's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2011
    Location: United States
    Age: 24
    Stats: 5'10", 214 lbs
    Posts: 203
    Rep Power: 69
    bigjoe5574 is on a distinguished road. (+10) bigjoe5574 is on a distinguished road. (+10) bigjoe5574 is on a distinguished road. (+10) bigjoe5574 is on a distinguished road. (+10) bigjoe5574 is on a distinguished road. (+10) bigjoe5574 is on a distinguished road. (+10) bigjoe5574 is on a distinguished road. (+10) bigjoe5574 is on a distinguished road. (+10) bigjoe5574 is on a distinguished road. (+10) bigjoe5574 is on a distinguished road. (+10) bigjoe5574 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit bigjoe5574's BodySpace
    bigjoe5574 is offline
    Originally Posted by andrewlef View Post
    Factors that increase scale weight

    - Sustained caloric surplus


    Factors that decrease scale weight

    - Sustained caloric deficit


    Factors that do not affect scale weight

    - Meal timing and/or frequency
    - Intermittent Fasting
    - Insulin levels
    Andrew, I see what you're getting at, but want to argue against the point that meal timing doesn't effect scale weight. I know from experience that if I eat before bed, I'll have some undigested food by morning that would make the scale number be higher than if I hadn't eaten before bed. I weigh myself in the morning after going to the restroom.
    Obsessed is a word used often by the lazy, in order to describe the dedicated.
    Pain is weakness leaving the body.
    Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall fear no evil, because I am the meanest mother f***er in the valley.
    "I'm strong to the finish cause I eats me spinach." Popeye the Sailor Man
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    ☆ Iridium Account ☆ andrewlef's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2009
    Location: United States
    Stats: 5'8", 146 lbs
    Posts: 1,628
    Rep Power: 4651
    andrewlef is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) andrewlef is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) andrewlef is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) andrewlef is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) andrewlef is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) andrewlef is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) andrewlef is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) andrewlef is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) andrewlef is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) andrewlef is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) andrewlef is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500)
    Visit andrewlef's BodySpace
    andrewlef is offline
    Originally Posted by bigjoe5574 View Post
    Andrew, I see what you're getting at, but want to argue against the point that meal timing doesn't effect scale weight. I know from experience that if I eat before bed, I'll have some undigested food by morning that would make the scale number be higher than if I hadn't eaten before bed. I weigh myself in the morning after going to the restroom.
    Yeah, I know. If you eat a big meal before bed it'll definitely have some impact. For the most part, though, meal timing shouldn't affect scale weight. As long as one is consistent.
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Registered User morninglory81's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2013
    Location: United States
    Stats: 5'10", 154 lbs
    Posts: 2,313
    Rep Power: 9276
    morninglory81 is a name known to all. (+5000) morninglory81 is a name known to all. (+5000) morninglory81 is a name known to all. (+5000) morninglory81 is a name known to all. (+5000) morninglory81 is a name known to all. (+5000) morninglory81 is a name known to all. (+5000) morninglory81 is a name known to all. (+5000) morninglory81 is a name known to all. (+5000) morninglory81 is a name known to all. (+5000) morninglory81 is a name known to all. (+5000) morninglory81 is a name known to all. (+5000)
    Visit morninglory81's BodySpace
    morninglory81 is offline
    All your points are water weight aside from food still in the gut and clothing.
    The above post may or may not be my personal opinion, views, or thoughts.

    I need feminism because it reminds me there are women out there who are crazier than I am!
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Scisscor me Timbers! bbsapphireee's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Stats: 5'7", 159 lbs
    Posts: 773
    Rep Power: 1426
    bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000)
    Visit bbsapphireee's BodySpace
    bbsapphireee is offline
    Originally Posted by morninglory81 View Post
    All your points are water weight aside from food still in the gut and clothing.
    That's the point of this post....

    to prevent people from panicking when they are shocked to have gained 1-3 pounds even though they are in a deficit.

    I'm starting to think people are taking this post the wrong way.
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Registered User morninglory81's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2013
    Location: United States
    Stats: 5'10", 154 lbs
    Posts: 2,313
    Rep Power: 9276
    morninglory81 is a name known to all. (+5000) morninglory81 is a name known to all. (+5000) morninglory81 is a name known to all. (+5000) morninglory81 is a name known to all. (+5000) morninglory81 is a name known to all. (+5000) morninglory81 is a name known to all. (+5000) morninglory81 is a name known to all. (+5000) morninglory81 is a name known to all. (+5000) morninglory81 is a name known to all. (+5000) morninglory81 is a name known to all. (+5000) morninglory81 is a name known to all. (+5000)
    Visit morninglory81's BodySpace
    morninglory81 is offline
    Originally Posted by bbsapphireee View Post
    That's the point of this post....

    to prevent people from panicking when they are shocked to have gained 1-3 pounds even though they are in a deficit.

    I'm starting to think people are taking this post the wrong way.
    Lol@1-3#'s

    DOMS +2#'s
    High sodium +3#'s
    High carb +2#'s
    Tom bloat +5#'s

    That's a 12# fluctuation one week a month.

    If people are hyperventilating over 1-3#'s they need to relax!
    The above post may or may not be my personal opinion, views, or thoughts.

    I need feminism because it reminds me there are women out there who are crazier than I am!
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    Scisscor me Timbers! bbsapphireee's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Stats: 5'7", 159 lbs
    Posts: 773
    Rep Power: 1426
    bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000) bbsapphireee is just really nice. (+1000)
    Visit bbsapphireee's BodySpace
    bbsapphireee is offline
    Originally Posted by morninglory81 View Post
    Lol@1-3#'s

    DOMS +2#'s
    High sodium +3#'s
    High carb +2#'s
    Tom bloat +5#'s

    That's a 12# fluctuation one week a month.

    If people are hyperventilating over 1-3#'s they need to relax!
    you'd be surprised
    Reply With Quote

  9. #9
    Doozy IK9's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
    Stats: 5'7", 149 lbs
    Posts: 3,287
    Rep Power: 1270
    IK9 is just really nice. (+1000) IK9 is just really nice. (+1000) IK9 is just really nice. (+1000) IK9 is just really nice. (+1000) IK9 is just really nice. (+1000) IK9 is just really nice. (+1000) IK9 is just really nice. (+1000) IK9 is just really nice. (+1000) IK9 is just really nice. (+1000) IK9 is just really nice. (+1000) IK9 is just really nice. (+1000)
    Visit IK9's BodySpace
    IK9 is offline
    Fiber
    Log: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=166196451

    MFP: inniek
    IG: inniekim
    Snapchat: kiminnaa
    Reply With Quote

  10. #10
    Registered User jeffkitchen5's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2014
    Age: 20
    Stats: 5'11", 177 lbs
    Posts: 13
    Rep Power: 0
    jeffkitchen5 has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10)
    Visit jeffkitchen5's BodySpace
    jeffkitchen5 is offline
    Everything
    Reply With Quote

  11. #11
    Banned Jacob130's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2013
    Stats: 5'9", 98 lbs
    Posts: 143
    Rep Power: 0
    Jacob130 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Jacob130 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Jacob130 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Jacob130 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Jacob130 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Jacob130 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Jacob130 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Jacob130 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Jacob130 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Jacob130 will become famous soon enough. (+50) Jacob130 will become famous soon enough. (+50)
    Visit Jacob130's BodySpace
    Jacob130 is offline
    Does fiber make you retain weight or something? Thanks!
    Originally Posted by IK9 View Post
    Fiber
    Reply With Quote

Reply

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts