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Is it wrong to weight yourself after a workout?

I have been weighing myself every morning after my workout and noticed that it is always 1-2lbs less than before. So, is the higher number indicative of my true weight? Was hoping I can continue to use the lower number....

Thu. Aug 31, 11:25am

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There's no such thing as your "true weight." Everyone's weight fluctuates during the day. Do your jeans fit? That's a much more important indicator of whether you're losing where you want to lose!

Thursday, August 31, 2006, 11:30 AM

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DON'T WEIGH YOURSELF EVERYDAY!

DON'T WEIGH YOURSELF EVERYDAY! You are setting yourself up for failure. Once every three days or once every week is better, on a day you are not working out.

Thursday, August 31, 2006, 11:44 AM

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OP here

I weigh myself every day so I can get an idea of how my body fluctuates on a monthly basis. I know the weight will fluctuate up or down, but I am trying to follow a "trend" of when it goes up and when it goes down. I am using the Google 15 tool to track the trend. I don't get upset if one day it is up 3lbs and the next it is down, but just wanted to know if it is inaccurate to use the "after workout" weight vs. the "before workout" weight.

Thursday, August 31, 2006, 11:49 AM

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I say use whatever weight makes you happy but the before weight is actually the most accurate because after your workout you've lost water weight.

Thursday, August 31, 2006, 12:26 PM

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morning is best

hi there, my trainer told me before a workout is better because your all sweaty after and your clothes are all wet and if your getting the body fat calculation and your sweaty, it won't be as accurate.

She said the best is actually in the morning after you've gone to the washroom and before you've eaten anything...

have a good one:)


Thursday, August 31, 2006, 12:32 PM

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Weigh yourself whenver you want, and if you are tracking the weight, just do it at the same time with the same factors (post-workout, without clothes, before eating) etc. every time.

Thursday, August 31, 2006, 12:38 PM

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don't weigh yourself after a workout-your weight usually will be lower but that is only because we lose 1-3lbs of water during a typical workout . . .all of which you need to put back in for optimal results. if you must weigh yourself everyday, do it first thing in the morning (or the same time roughly each day) and on the same scale for the most accurate results. and keep in mind that the food you just ate can affect your body weigh temporarily as much as a pound, and if you haven't had a bowel movement in a couple of days, or if you have been drinking alcohol and are dehydrated, then the scale will show these things too. no need for panic though-watch the trend over time to be most accurate.

Thursday, August 31, 2006, 1:00 PM

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have you considered using a measuring tape instead of a scale to track your progress?

Thursday, August 31, 2006, 1:06 PM

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Disagree with 11:44 AM and agree with 12:38 PM posters

How frequently you weigh yourself is a personal preference. I weigh myself daily to keep myself honest. Like the OP, if I see a small gain, I don't get upset, but I do pay more attention for the next few days to make sure that the gain is not permanent. Just be consistent. Only then can you truly see the overall trend. Are you losing, maintaining or gaining?

Thursday, August 31, 2006, 1:07 PM

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to the 1:07 poster

I am the OP and I have pretty much been maintaining since I started PT 7/18. Well, I have lost a total of 2.6lbs since then....which isn't much :(

Thursday, August 31, 2006, 2:22 PM

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technically you shouldn't lose or gain weight after a work-out. if you do, it means you aren't drinking enough water (or you're drinking too much water) during the workout. i usually weigh myself both before and after to make sure i'm properly hydrating myself.

Thursday, August 31, 2006, 6:16 PM

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