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    Senior Member Jorge Sanchez's Avatar
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    Weight fluctuation

    Its recommended that you should aim to lose no more than 2lbs per week. Except when I weigh myself from day to day my weight can fluctuate up to a pound or two. I always weigh myself in the morning on an empty stomach so I know it is due to undigested food. My guess is that it is simply a fluctuation in water weight. But since this happens, how can I get a consistent/accurate measure of how much weight I'm gaining/losing?
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    I weigh myself every Saturday morning, right when I wake up, at roughly the same time each week. Each morning is a bit excessive.

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    Maybe so, but that still doesn't answer my question. The problem would be the same whether I was weighing myself daily or weekly.
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    ?? I don't get what you are asking. There is no way to avoid the water weight fluctuation, unless you can control how much water your body is using each day. 1-5 lbs water weight+intestinal bulk is common. don't obsess over you weight.

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    Thats what I figured. And its not an obssession, I was just wondering how I could know that I wasn't losing weight too quickly. But thanks
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    Weigh yourself every morning as you currently do, but use a rolling average as your main tracking number.
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