When starting a new diet or workout program, depending on the reason of why you are doing it, you might be checking the weighing scale regularly to see if your efforts are finally paying off.????
Unfortunately, this is one of the most unhealthy things you can do – particularly for your mental health.
Our weight fluctuates daily, even hourly sometimes. Your weight early in the morning will probably not be the same late at night.
Here are a few factors that could be contributing to your daily weight fluctuations.
Sodium is found in salt. You might notice that your weight greatly increases after consuming foods that are high in salt.
That’s because some people are more sensitive to sodium, and their bodies retain more water after salty meals.
Foods high in sodium are not only found in snacks, they can be found in frozen foods, canned foods, and certain sauces.
If you are looking to lose weight, make sure you check the salt content in your meals. Even your favorite homemade meals could be high in sodium!
Who doesn’t love carbs? ???? Whether it’s pasta, bread, rice, or potatoes, we all love some carbs.
Unfortunately, carbs are the biggest culprit when it comes to weight gain. Did you know that for every 1g of carbohydrate that you consume, your body retains 3g of water to store it in your body?
That means if you eat a meal high in carbs, expect your scale to go up the next day. Don’t worry, it’s mostly water weight and you’ll be able to lose it all if you need to.
You most likely lose a few grams after visiting the toilet. That’s because your poop has weight. A study found that the body produces approximately 170 grams of poop each day.
Regular bowel movement is necessary for a healthy body. It helps you flush out the waste and toxins in the body improving your overall health.
Regular bowel movements are also good for maintaining your skin’s health!
Your Menstrual Cycle?
Feeling a little bloated lately? It could be that time of the month.
Most women note significant weight gain before, during, and immediately after their period.
That’s completely normal. There are several hormonal changes taking place during this time that can cause weight gain.
Women are also more prone to emotional eating or may have an affinity for certain foods and snacks.
Weight gain is normal, and frankly, you should expect it – especially as you get older. If you are noticing a change in your weight and you are struggling with your body image, make slight changes to see what works for you.
Take up a light workout class, or eat healthier meals. Slight changes make a significant impact. You’ll notice that you will not only lose weight, but you’ll be healthier in general.
If you have been struggling with your weight for an extended period and neither diet nor exercise is working for you, schedule a consultation here or contact us for more info at 818-213-2576 or firstname.lastname@example.org and find out what will work for you.
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