If there is one thing that I have had to repeat hundreds of times to my clients over the years is that weight loss is not linear.
At least 2 to 3 times per week I have to stop someone from having a nervous breakdown because they gained a pound over night for no reason.
When weight loss happens the scale does not go down in a linear fashion until you reach your goal weight.
You may not lose anything for a week then all of a sudden lose 3 pounds in 2 days.
You might gain a couple pounds over night for no reason and that might stay for a few days.
As long as you are dieting correctly don’t worry about it as this is normal.
Most of it is water fluctuations, due to food, hormones, or whatever.
To gain a pound of fat you have to eat 3500 calories above your maintenance for the day.
So even though weight loss is not linear it should trend downwards.
This is why it is best to weigh yourself every day then take the weekly average.
The weekly average should be trending downward from week to week.
The bottom line is this: If you stick to the diet properly don’t worry about fluctuations, you are losing weight, it’s just being masked by water.
Once the water flushes your weight loss will be realized on the scale.
Check out the graph below to see what weight loss looks like!
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