The Causes of Daily and Weekly Scale Fluctuations

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Member Question:

I've just recently started tracking my weight and I've had as much as a four-pound swing in one day. Is that normal? Granted I'm not specifically tracking my calories/nutrition but still—four pounds seems like a lot.

Answer:

As hard as you try to avoid it, it calls for you each and every morning. You hate to do it, but for some uncontrollable reason, your feet find their way to the bathroom scale. Even though triathletes are much obsessed with numbers (pace, mph, wattage, etc.), this is the one number you should not fixate over. For countless uncontrollable reasons, your weight is likely to change on a daily basis and you must recognize the many factors contributing to the fluctuations. But for whatever reason it may be, weight changes are not an indication of failing with your weight loss goals. [.....]

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date: June 5, 2006

mrakes1

Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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