Water weight rules the scale. One of the key factors in losing weight long term is having patience with the scale. Your water weight can fluctuate for so many different reasons. The simplest being too much or too little. When your body stores glycogen it also stores water. Also a gallon of water weight over 8 pounds, so as soon as you finish drinking you will immediately weigh more.
So the key is too not worry about water weight and simply focus on the true villain, BODY-FAT.
When I hear people talk about water-weight, I want to say "who cares"? I'm not trying to be mean, and because "I have been there before", I am understanding. It's just that I hear it all the time, and really "who cares"?
It's water, and it doesn't make a difference in how we look. From where I've been, to where I am now I can honestly say I do NOT care about the scale or water weight, I can't control it. I can however control my workouts and my eating. Those two factors WILL help me eliminate nasty body-fat.
We need to focus on burning body-fat, and let water do what it will.
I'm not trying to be harsh, but I'm trying to get my point across. If we don't learn this early the scale will make us go crazy. It will jump up and down and for no logical reason sometimes.
A huge benefit of drinking lots of water is that it helps to curb appetite and hunger pangs.
Last edited by Spikeguy; 11-27-2010 at 03:16 AM.