Weight Loss News and Current Events - Minor weight fluctuations are normal. How to keep them from adding up

02-22-2010, 06:37 PM

From the article:

Try to be realistic about keeping within a certain weight range — about 5 pounds above and below your comfort zone — instead of dwelling on a specific number on the scale. Maintaining the exact weight can be difficult day after day. “Ideal” weight is the weight at which you look and feel the best, both physically and emotionally, even if it’s not a perfect number on your scale.

02-22-2010, 09:45 PM
Keeping them from adding up is why I like daily weighing. If I only weigh once a week, I can't tell if it's a one day blip up two pounds vs 4 days of steady increase. With daily weighing, you can distinguish between blips and trends much sooner.

But I think it's ridiculous to publish an article advising us not to get too preoccupied with tiny weight fluctuations, and then end it with "10 ways to drop a size."

It's like they're telling us to make sure we stay skinny, but please pretend that it's easy and nonobsessive. Let us push you down, but please smile about it.