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Gain weight in the shower?

Sunday, July 29, 2012

I was telling my son, the Registered Dietician, about how much my weight bounces every day. I'm at maintenance so not trying to lose, yet my weight just pops around. He told me to weigh myself before and after a shower. I gained .6 pounds just from the shower and body lotion! That is how much water my skin absorbed in just a few minutes. And, of course, it came off by morning. I know I swell in humid weather, but who knew from a shower??

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ZEEDRA 10/30/2012 4:02PM

    My students who live with me, from Japan (others who have lived with me are from other parts of Asia), always shower at night. This makes me think that it's good to go to bed hydrated.
So, I try to emulate them and have a shower or bath at night as well (and maybe the salts I use hold in even more water?).

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123ELAINE456 9/16/2012 5:46AM

  Very interesting!!! Will keep this in mind. Thanks to your Son. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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LUVSBULLDOGS 7/30/2012 5:15PM

    That's news to me. Thanks for telling us.

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ILOVEMALI 7/30/2012 3:27PM

    I will never weigh myself after a shower again! LOL! Thanks for the post!

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    Wow! Glad I weigh before my shower.

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NOMIS1 7/30/2012 11:51AM

    Very interesting. I weigh before shower, when i get up, what's my excuse?

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JEANNE229 7/30/2012 9:14AM

    Wow! I didn't realize this. So, if you DRINK lots of water, I wonder if you absorb as much from the shower?

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KARENNK8 7/30/2012 8:38AM

    Very interesting. I my weight bounces around a bit, from hour to hour, day to day. Which is why so many experts tell dieters to weight just once a week! But over a half-pound from a shower... I wouldn't have thunk it.

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LESLIESENIOR 7/29/2012 9:59PM

    It's so dry where I live in So. Cal.......I only HOPE my skin absorbs war. But, I'll weigh BEFORE my shower. Thanks.

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DARLENEK04 7/29/2012 8:34PM

    Very interesting Nell....I will keep that in mind.....

Tell your son thanks..........and thank you for sharing...


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BARBARASDIET 7/29/2012 5:28PM

    Funny. I only weigh myself at the one time in the morning, after I get up so that it is fairly constant.

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HHB4181 7/29/2012 12:55PM

    I had no idea. How interesting... thanks for sharing!

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TORTISE110 7/29/2012 11:24AM

    This is a fun observation. I'm thinking maybe I am just too clean at the moment... Fun to think about. Thanks for the post.

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CINDYWAGNER1 7/29/2012 11:12AM

    INTERESTING!! Who knew. Thanks for sharing this!

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LIONESS678 7/29/2012 11:08AM

    Hey! I don't feel so fat now!

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FISHINGLADY66 7/29/2012 10:49AM

    That's amazing. Thanks for the information.

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KATIEGARCIA2 7/29/2012 10:44AM

  Thanks for sharing!!

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