- check your deficit
- use a food scale to accurately weigh your food and count calories
- measure inches lost as well as tracking weight
- be patient, it takes time
How long have you been following your diet and did you have excess sodium the past few days? Food/water weight can always mess with our heads :( How often do you weigh yourself? What types of foods are you eating? It is very frustrating when things aren't going the way we think they should but don't give up! Eating healthy and being active is always a good thing, even if the scale doesn't budge :)
Edit to add: I checked out your prev thread that said back at the end of May you were eating 1000 cals. Now if you took our advice and upped your cals, I'm not surprised to see an uptick in the scale just from added food/waterweight but this will go away! It has only been a couple weeks since you readjusted your diet. These things take time. Keep eating 1800-2000 and getting regular exercise. You will start to see changes, they may be small but over time they will add up. This takes patience and perseverance, you can do it!
Also, if you're female, where are you in your cycle? I should have lost 1.5 pounds this week based on my deficits. I've gained 4. It's TOM. So I'm not that worried. Many women gain during certain times of their cycle but it's water retention and bloat and not actual fat.
It can be extremely frustrating can't it? The only way I can get through those moments is by telling myself that whatever is causing this (water retention, time of the month, muscle weight) will be revealed at next week's weigh in when the weight goes down more than I expected.
Don't give up. Not every week on the scale is going to go exactly as we hope, but as long as we're trying!
This quote helps me, I posted it elsewhere earlier today.
"Girls who are naturally skinny are lucky. Girls who have had to fight to be skinny are strong."
You are strong--keep working at it and you will see results!
There could be amillion reasons why. Hormonal changes, more sodium than you realize, water retention from exercise (which is normal).
Also, it could be carbs. Carbs bind to water and causes retention. (Again, normal and will go away.)
If the scale makes you crazy try not to get on it. Pick a piece of clothing and try it on once a week instead and notice if it fits better. Use a measuring tape or body fat calipers. My scale has only gone up and down the same 3 lbs over the past few months yet I've gone done nearly 2 sizes and lost about 12% body fat. Its about FAT loss not so much weight loss. this is why the scale makes us nuts!
Hang in there.
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