The number on the scale can change from day to day and hour to hour for many reasons that have nothing to do with losing or gaining body fat.
Sweat is made up mostly of water. If you lose weight after exercise, it does not mean you’ve lost fat. It means you’ve lost water and need to replace it.
I highly recommend weighing yourself no more than once a week (keeping key factors consistent) to minimize the amount of fluctuation you see on the scale.
If you’re obsessed with weighing yourself (and frustrated by the outcome), here are 5 reasons top stop weighing yourself…at least temporarily.
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