I've been struggling to get my weight back down to where I want it to be since the wedding. Unfortunately, no matter what I do that number on the scale just won't budge. I was a religious morning scale person. Every morning my day started with stepping on the scale, recording the number and berating myself for the fluctuation. Then I saw a tweet from Tammy Beasley from RevItUp! Fitness saying that you shouldn't weigh yourself on rainy days. That the barometric pressure can add a pound or two.
As we all know, salt can severely increase your water retention and put a few "pounds" on the scale. I asked Tammy to tell us some other things that can make your weight fluctuate.
- Anti-inflammatory drugs, like ibuprofen, or steroid type drugs for allergies may cause fluid retention
- Not getting enough sleep may slow down your body’s ability to burn carbohydrates, which makes more glucose available for fat storage, and increases the stress hormone cortisol, which stimulates your appetite for rich, high-fat foods
- Hormones can add 2 to 6 pounds over a three to seven day length of time
Tammy recommends taking circumference measurements if entirely needed. I'm shucking the scale and going for getting back into some specific clothing.