I'm the type of person who retains fluid if I even THINK about extra sodium...so over the years, I've learned my body's cues for know what to expect when I step on the scale. For example, if my urine flow is lesser than usual, I'm retaining water. Puffiness under my eyes? Retaining. Bloated looking stomach? Retaining. My wedding rings fit tighter? Retaining.
Although it's not "advised", I weigh myself almost daily. It keeps me in check and has really helped me learn my body (especially at that time of the month). And, if I have had something to eat or there's some factor causing me to retain fluid on the only day of the week I step on the scale, I don't find that to be accurate for me...everyone's different though...some become a slave to the scale instead of using it to be a source of information, like I do.
Take my advice and do not freak out. Watch your sodium intake and drink enough water to get your urine light yellow. The retension will subside.
Edited by: LUCKINLOVE at: 1/14/2013 (11:55)
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