Weighing yourself is unneeded stress. Did you know I only weigh in once a month? Yep! Just once a month. Usually about 5-6 days after my cycle ends. And that’s what I recommend for my ladies.
WEIGHING YOURSELF IS UNNEEDED STRESS
You see, weighing yourself every single day is UNNECESSARY, and it can actually be HARMFUL to your progress and mindset. Your weight isn’t just one number. It’s really a RANGE of numbers, better known as natural scale fluctuations. Water, waste, soreness, hormones, salt, etc., all influence how the scale looks. But that doesn’t mean those scale changes are indicative of true fat gain.⠀
For example, Becky weighs herself in the morning on an empty stomach and sees 130. That day she drinks a gallon of water, eats 3 meals, and does heaving lifting. The next day she jumps on the scale and it says 133. Gasp! Becky is so disappointed, wondering how this happened? Did she actually gain 3 pounds of body fat in 24 hours?!? No. How do we know? ⠀
Because A: it’s practically impossible and B: when she woke up a couple days later, the scale was back to 130. But, because of that natural fluctuation, Becky was stressed out about those 3 pounds. Natural fluctuations are inevitable. And if you pay too close attention to them, you’ll drive yourself crazy!
I suggest weighing in only once a month, 5-6 days after your cycle. Mark your calendar and be sure to keep the time of day consistent. That’s when you’re least bloated. In the mean time, track progress by taking progress pics, monitoring biofeedback, how your clothes fit, and taking measurements. These are called non-scale victories and more than enough to keep YOU successfully on track to YOUR goals. Like I said, I only weigh myself once a month or so, but this definitely hasn’t always been the case, especially when I was younger. I use to let the scale ruin my day with a single number. Looking back, that is SO ridiculous!
Now I know that weighing yourself is unneeded stress!