Weighing scale stupidity

It’s time to stop being a wally and weighing yourself when you go to the gym [before or after you have had a workout] and at random times of the day!

This will not help because you haven’t taken into consideration, food intake water loss and water retention. So weighing yourself at this point will be redundant.

Your weight can fluctuate a fair bit over the course of the day. Not to mention the scales at the gym and elsewhere are completely different from the ones you have at home!

When recording your weight you want a fixed marker. Start weighing yourself once a week at the same time first thing in the morning after you’ve been to the toilet (yes it will help a little).

This will help you get a handle on the variables. Then you are looking for a trend in your weight to see if what you are doing is working!

Resist the urge to jump on every set of scales you see and then let that reading determine wether it is going to be a good day or a bad day.

If you are looking to change your weight, the single best thing you can do is to have a nutrition plan!

Published by Andrew Shaw

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