Weight can fluctuate daily due to the amount of fluid we retain. Foods high in sodium, menstrual cycles, medications and lack of bowel movements can increase fluid retention can skew your weight. The good thing about working out, is that with consistency over time the real story gets revealed. If your weight creeps up after two or three weeks, you’ve been eating more calories than you’re burning, of course this comes with the small exception where real medical attention might be needed.
When measuring client's progress, I like going about it by either measuring the inches lost, energy levels, fitting of clothing, or body fat measurements if proper tools happen to be available. The more feedback the better.
Gaining lean muscle through strength training is another way to gauge progress. For example, if you’ve gained a pound of lean muscle, this is far different from gaining a pound of fat. Gaining muscle is beneficial to both your metabolism and overall strength. By consistently burning more calories than you consume, muscle gain will eventually taper off however fat loss will continue, and that scale will eventually capture the results.
Weighing yourself at least once a week will help keep you in check so that proper adjustments can be made. To minimize fluctuations follow a few tips I have listed for you:
Fluctuations can happen due to many factors such as lack of slept, dehydration, inconsistent eating, high sodium foods, and let's not forget losing the fight against self and will power. Keeping your eye on the prize will always help you stay away from any distractions during the process.
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