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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! 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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