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angel1810
09-29-2009, 05:34 PM
So, im off to my first WI on Thurs night, anyone got any tips on what i could do the day before WI to maximise weight loss and get the best results on the night?
Not that i think i havent lost anything, but you always get that extra motivation when you lose that bit more than you were expecting.
And no, im not touching laxatives or starving myself for the entire day! lol x :devil:


CatRocks
09-29-2009, 05:36 PM
Personally I always weigh in the morning...I'm always like 3 or 4 lbs heavier at night time!

juliastl27
09-29-2009, 05:44 PM
yeah night time weight is tricky. depends so much on what you ate and what you're wearing. i can fluctuate up to 5 lb. id keep track at home too if i were you to get a better baseline weight. first thing in the morning, in undies or nude, after using the bathroom is how i do it once a week. maybe weigh at home on the next morning after your meetings to keep better track?


SoulSurvivor
09-29-2009, 06:55 PM
lol i'm most certainly not promoting bad eating habits but on my weigh in nights i would stay away from stodgy foods, and stick with soups, liquids and light food. I always weigh myself in the morning too, just so I know where I'm at. :) Good luck!!!

WaterRat
09-29-2009, 07:06 PM
I don't think it matters when you weigh yourself, as long as you're consistent with when you weigh. There will be a difference between evenings and mornings, but if you always weigh in the evening, you'll see what you're losing, it'll just likely be higher than you weigh in the mornings. :)

rocketbunny
09-29-2009, 07:46 PM
Your first weigh in? Well! Go wild. Drink a ton of water, have a nice lunch, and wear your heaviest clothes.

For your second and subsequent weigh ins, follow the other posters' advice.

This will maximize weight loss. ;) (at least for the first week)

angieaang
09-29-2009, 07:47 PM
I don't think it matters when you weigh yourself, as long as you're consistent with when you weigh. There will be a difference between evenings and mornings, but if you always weigh in the evening, you'll see what you're losing, it'll just likely be higher than you weigh in the mornings. :)

When weighing in the evenings though, just remember that there are a lot more factors that may come into play that could change your result on the scale. Remember.....food weighs. That's why you're heavier in the evenings. If you put a pound of food in your body, and then step on the scale, chances are you'll be a pound heavier. If you weigh the same time in the evening, it depends on how long it's been since you've eaten. Eating an hour before weigh in as opposed to three hours before weigh in could alter results significantly. Also, if you've had a higher calorie day, or a day without working out, that could alter your evening results.

justdoit66
09-29-2009, 07:50 PM
there is always the make sure you go tinkle before you weigh....
every couple of ounces...eh?

ladypeanutj
09-29-2009, 10:33 PM
I always weigh in the morning in the nude. The other thing I do is when I hit a new low I always write it in white board marker on my bathroom mirror. I have been quite lucky or diligent that within a few weeks i will fluctuate within the same 5 pounds but I always end up back at that lowest weight and then creep lower. So seeing that low number up there makes me feel positive and focused. Way too much goes into night time weighing for me to attempt that. DEPRESSING.

Pita09
09-30-2009, 06:35 AM
My weekly TOPS weigh-in is at night so I have to be VERY careful what I do during the day. The most important thing is to lose weight during the week so you don't worry about weigh-in as much. During the day of weigh-in I eat light food, do cardio early in the morning, cut myself off all liquids and foods three hours before weigh-in. Afterwards, I have a bottle of water and a light dinner.

time2lose
09-30-2009, 10:14 AM
Wear something that you won't mind wearing next week and eat food that you can repeat next week. I think that if you wear the same thing every time to weigh in and have eaten the same of amount of food, you will get an accurate reflection of how much weight you have lost.

Then one day your clothes will be so huge on you that you have to change weigh-in clothes! :)

Fressca
09-30-2009, 10:25 AM
Your first weigh in? Well! Go wild. Drink a ton of water, have a nice lunch, and wear your heaviest clothes.

A friend of mine did just this ^^ before her first Weight Watchers weigh in - ate a big breakfast, wore jeans and a sweater; the following week, she wore yoga pants and a T-shirt and had lost 6 lbs! :dizzy:

Personally, I'm with the poster who suggested wearing the same thing every week; always yoga pants and a light T-shirt. Sometimes I take off my jewelery too!

Tealeaf
09-30-2009, 03:43 PM
Stay away from salty foods the day before you weight. I love salty stuff and have no problem with my blood pressure, so I eat it with wild abandon. But it can make me gain as much as two pounds. It's just water that goes away so I don't care about that, but right before a weigh in I do try to cut back so that I have a more accurate view of what I "really" weight.

rachinma
09-30-2009, 04:23 PM
Are you trying to win a prize or something? ;)

Wear the same clothes each week to weigh-in and you'll have a true measure of your weight loss each week. Decide if it's before dinner or after dinner and just be consistent.

The only person you're competing with is yourself, right?

slimmingitdown
08-11-2012, 12:47 AM
Maybe I'm crazy, but I like to weigh at night. I figure that in the end, I'd like to weigh my goal weight after I've eaten and drank all day.

linJber
08-11-2012, 08:14 AM
Unless this is a contest and huge amounts of money are on the line, just eat normally . Why try to trick the scale? It really doesn't prove anything.

I like to weigh myself first thing in the morning. I think it's most accurate because your body has processed the food you ate the day before and is at the day's set point. As someone else said, food weighs something. If you weigh yourself, then eat a pound of food or drink a pound of water, then immediately weigh yourself again, you will have "gained" a pound. That certainly isn't accurate. If your only option is to weigh in at night, then just realize that if you're losing weight you will see a downward trend. It just won't be the same number as you'd see in the morning.

The idea is to lose weight and get healthier. As long as the number is going down, it's all good. Why stress over WI day? Just stay on plan and the rest will take care of itself. Good luck, BTW.

Lin

Mer du Japon
08-11-2012, 09:25 AM
Stay away from salty foods the day before you weight. I love salty stuff and have no problem with my blood pressure, so I eat it with wild abandon. But it can make me gain as much as two pounds. It's just water that goes away so I don't care about that, but right before a weigh in I do try to cut back so that I have a more accurate view of what I "really" weight.

Same for me. The couple days after eating salty foods, I am 2-3 lbs heavier! I know it will go away but it is still frustrating and disappointing to see the number go up on the scale.