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Not seeing the scale change

warrenpillaywarrenpillay Posts: 39Member Member Posts: 39Member Member
Hitting your deficit is most important. If you've calculated that you've lost a pound/kg a week but the scale doesn't move don't worry about it

You've lost a pound/kg it's just that your body is keeping more water to compensate for its loss of equilibrium in body weight. The scale can drop 2 pound the next day
edited May 22

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  • Porkieyorkie28Porkieyorkie28 Posts: 17Member Member Posts: 17Member Member
    Happemed to me this week. Been on it everyday. Scales not budge tjen weigh day morning came and boom 3lbs off! Its torture sometimes. Makes itnhard tonkeep going bit you gotta keep going! 💪
  • snickerscharliesnickerscharlie Posts: 8,180Member Member Posts: 8,180Member Member
    Hitting your deficit is most important. If you've calculated that you've lost a pound/kg a week but the scale doesn't move don't worry about it

    You've lost a pound/kg it's just that your body is keeping more water to compensate for its loss of equilibrium in body weight.
    The scale can drop 2 pound the next day

    Say, what? Loss of equilibrium (whatever you mean by that) has nothing to do with why a person might be temporarily retaining water, and therefore, the weight associated with it.

    Some common reasons for this to occur are, however, an increase in exercise, a meal that was high in sodium, or, for women, temporary water weight gain associated with their menstrual cycle.

    Tl;dr? Weight loss isn't linear. It's the weight trend measured over a significant period of time that is the true indicator.
  • tinkerbellang83tinkerbellang83 Posts: 6,470Member Member Posts: 6,470Member Member
    Hitting your deficit is most important. If you've calculated that you've lost a pound/kg a week but the scale doesn't move don't worry about it

    You've lost a pound/kg it's just that your body is keeping more water to compensate for its loss of equilibrium in body weight. The scale can drop 2 pound the next day

    Water weight really has little to do with your fat loss and more to do with the body responding to other factors such as increased carb or sodium intake, menstrual cycles, intense exercise, sickness/injury, medication, etc.
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