If your goal is weight loss, it can be easy to celebrate when you see the number on the scale fall by a few pounds one day, then worry when the scale jumps by a pound or two the next day. But what do these short-term fluctuations in weight really tell you?
You’ve been making great headway toward your weight-loss goals. Everything is going smoothly until your progress unexpectedly slows down and then comes to a halt. As far as you can tell, you’re still doing everything right. You’re sticking to all the healthy lifestyle changes that helped you make it this far toward reaching your goals, but it feels like nothing is working anymore.
Nutrition Communication Specialist II Lindsay Gnant explains that the scale is only a measurement of your weight, not your overall body composition. “There is more to look at when it comes to measuring your results, because you could be carrying extra water weight, which many scales won’t be able to distinguish,” Lindsay says.
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