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According to Jillian Michaels

Monday, September 02, 2013

People should weigh themselves 1x a week, at the same time every week. Weighing yourself every day can have a negative impact on you. Your weight varies throughout the day. Not only does your weight change every day, it also changes at different times through a single day, so there is no point to weighing yourself every day and definitely not multiple times a day.This is because of body fluid fluctuations you might be retaining water from too much sodium consumption, or you may not have gone to the bathroom yet (gross, but true). All of these things affect your weight. The issue with checking the scale DAILY, is that minor fluctuations can freak people out or discourage them from their weight-loss efforts. Instead, take photos , body measurements, and judge yourself by your fitness endurance and how your clothes are fitting you.

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ROSEWCI 9/5/2013 2:06PM

    Well, I agree, but don't. For me, I need the reassurance that I'm heading in the right direction. For me, when I avoid the scale, it means I'm not being mindful of my eating habits. Getting on the scale everyday keeps me on task, so to speak. I understand weight flucuates...but even water weight is significant & I need to know about it so I can alter what I'm consuming. Case in point, my weigh in date is every Wednesday (yesterday), & my weight was up. Today, I'm down 2 lbs. It was very reassuring to me that I'm on the right track & to keep doing what I'm doing, cause it's working! So, I believe in "know thyself" & act accordingly...

I love Jillian tho...she absolutely knows her stuff!

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MRSVK11 9/4/2013 11:36AM

    I agree with that ...however I weigh myself everyday, I don't freak out and after time I learned what will increase my weight. Also I do the math you need to eat 3500 calories over and above your daily requirements to gain a pound of fat, if you gain 5 pounds overnight than you had to have eaten about 19000 calories if you didn't eat that, it's water... I once gained 6 pound after a salty ham dinner.

I guess once again it boils down to do what works the best for YOU.

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STEVIEBEE569 9/3/2013 6:17PM

    Very True!

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BTWIMKEE 9/3/2013 5:55PM

    I'd go crazy weighing weekly! LOL. I weigh once a month and that works great for me but I completely understand Ms Michaels here! Thanks for sharing hun :)

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REDVELVET21 9/3/2013 4:45PM

    It can help to regulate eating habits! I have a friend who eats less on their heavier days!!

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NISSANGIRL 9/3/2013 3:28PM

    I totally agree with this!!! so true! thanks for posting and reminding us about this Girl!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 9/2/2013 11:47PM

    I so agree with that. I use to do everyday and became crazy obsessed person, not pretty. I usually weigh myself on Fridays to see where I am before the weekend starts and then on Monday to see how I start the week.

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    I weigh myself once a month. I don't freak out when the scale goes up because my weight fluctuates about seven pounds depending on numerous factors. Right now, I'm sure I'm retaining water, but I don't care.

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TRENTDREAMER 9/2/2013 9:25PM

    I weigh myself 2-3 times a week usually. 1 official time on Saturday, of course.

That being said, I take water retention and later meals the previous day into consideration on the midweeks. Jillian speaks to those who can't process that (I've read some of their blogs).

I've had a few weird weigh-ins where the numbers seemed just plain wrong (in both directions). Over time it all sorts itself out.

I'm not as burdened by a gain on any particular day. I used to be, but I've kind of moved past that.

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ANGGEL40 9/2/2013 9:08PM

    This is true..Thanks for sharing!

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NAPPIGURL 9/2/2013 8:27PM

    So true! emoticon

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DENISE14971 9/2/2013 8:04PM

    that's good to know emoticon

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