The Weight Scale Lies

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The weight scale is a crucial tool to measure your fitness and nutrition progress. However, if you measure your weight daily, you may be disappointed and stressed out. Your body weight changes a lot depending on how much water is in your body, and what you ate a couple of hours ago. Because your weight changes all the time, daily measurements are not useful.

A good way to measure your progress is by weighing yourself once a week. To ensure accurate readings, make sure you measure in the same conditions. For example, weigh yourself:

  • Every Friday mornings at 8am
  • After you expel body fluids and waste
  • After you shower
  • Before you eat

By controlling the weekly weighing conditions, you can see your fitness progress without stressing over the daily weight changes.

Special Thanks:
Derek Chang graduated with a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Utah. Go Utes! He was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He aspires to become a physician-entrepreneur to find and create new ways of improving overall patient health. He enjoys skiing, hiking, camping, reading books, meeting new people, and learning anything new.

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