Since pretty much the dawn of time, we had a society have been obsessed with our weight.
If I’m heavy, I’m fat, right? Not all the time.
What do scales do? They measure your overall body weight.
Not your body fat (although some fancy ones can)
Your OVERALL WEIGHT. This includes fat, muscle, bones, organs, water, food consumed, waste (disgusting right?), hair, nails etc. So if in the space of 2 hours a set of scales reads a higher number than before, this does not mean that you have put on body fat
What could this mean?
A number of things;
1)You consumed water
2)You consumed food
3)You’ve changed you clothes
4)You been sweating a lot
5)For a female, you’re on a certain point in your cycle.
For the most accurate way to track you body weight at home, weigh yourself first thing in the morning, before consuming any food or water and record the reading. Then do the same for the rest of the week and take an average of all 7 days.
For women, always note at what point in your cycle you’re on, as this will affect the readings on a day to day basis.
This will give you the most consistent way of knowing if you’re gaining body weight and losing body weight.
“Scales: Good or Evil” by personal trainer Andy Farquharson