I’ve been eating right, working out as much as I can and drinking water. But I gained 5 pounds? How does that work.

I know every other person on the internet/TV emphasizes that all you need to do to lose weight is eat healthy. This is not entirely true. You could be eating the healthiest food in the world and still be overweight. What really matters is HOW MUCH you eat.

The other reason might be that you gained muscle weight, because muscle weighs more than fat. The scale can be deceiving. To know for sure if you’re getting thinner is to use a measuring tape and measure various parts of your body, such as thighs, arms, and stomach. Measuring tape doesn’t lie.

Also, every person’s weight fluctuates a lot, so one day it might look like you’ve gained 5 pounds and two days later you might be 6 pounds lighter. Therefore, once again, the scale is never a very good indicator. Weight also differs depending on the time of the day you weigh yourself. You would get the most accurate number if you weigh yourself in the morning right after you wake up and use the restroom.


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