Weight Loss tips and tricks and research

This could also be called, “WHY THE SCALE CAN BE A LIAR”. # It can be so frustrating when you're nailing your nutrition and killing it in the gym only to step on the scale and see that you have gained weight. Before you freak out, consider these (8!) reasons why the number on the scale might have creeped up. # 💪🏼Lifting weights damages the muscle, and the tears that occur can cause the tissue to swell and retain fluid. Also, the body’s way of repairing itself is to flood the muscle with fluid that contains nutrients to support the healing process. # 🍠For every 1 gram of carbohydrate eaten, the body will hold onto about 3 grams of water, so if you’re seeing a higher number, rest assured it’s simply some water retention, not fat. # 😴Lack of sleep is a huge stressor on the body. While chronic sleep deprivation can lead to real weight gain, a scale increase after one poor night’s sleep is more due to water retention, or possibly slowed stomach motility, which could lead to constipation. # 💦When you aren’t adequately hydrated, your body will hold onto its water stores for future survival. It may sound counterintuitive, but the more you drink, the more it will expel, leaving you lighter. # 💩Many factors can throw off digestion, but suffice it to say, not being able to go to the bathroom can mean holding onto a few extra pounds. # 🍫For the ladies, it’s not uncommon to gain anywhere from 2-10 pounds within the week leading up to your cycle, as the increase in estrogen and progesterone that occurs makes your body retain more fluid. # 😩When you’re under stress, the body essentially goes into survival mode, and the last thing it is concerned with is shedding body fat. This can be responsible for daily fluctuations, or can hinder fat loss in the long term. # ⏰To ensure accuracy, it’s important to control as many variables as possible. Factors like time of day (weighing earlier means more stomach contents) and even the scale you are using can factor into a skewed number. Make sure to always weigh yourself at the same time and on the same scale. #fatloss #fatlossjourney #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlossmotivstion #progress #fitness

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