sodium help?

Hi! I know that weighing myself every day isn't always helpful. But last night I ate Chinese food at a nice restaurant and then observed my weight. Two days I was down to 126 pounds, today I am up to 130. I have eaten at a deficit both days, but the scale is telling me differently. Can sodium really affect me this much?


  • livingleanlivingclean
    livingleanlivingclean Posts: 11,752 Member
    Definitely.... If you ate more carbs than normal that would have caused weight "gain" too.
  • holly55555
    holly55555 Posts: 307 Member
    Sodium and water fluctuations can average 10 lbs! If you were a hardcore athlete, you could weigh at a 20 lb difference before and after your workout due to water loss.

    I wouldn't worry about it. Just keep on your deficit and the scale will go back down.