Body Composition

Why Does My Weight Change Every Day?

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If you weigh yourself regularly, you’ve probably noticed that your weight can fluctuate from day to day. Sometimes you might lose 1 or 2 kilos in a day, while other days you might gain weight for no apparent reason. So, what are the reasons for these variations?

  1. Water Retention 💦

    • The primary reason your weight can fluctuate daily is water retention. Your body stores water to help regulate your body temperature, transport nutrients, and eliminate waste. If you consume foods high in sodium or don't drink enough water, your body may retain more water than usual, which can increase your weight. Conversely, if you drink plenty of water or eat diuretic foods, you may eliminate more water, which can reduce your weight.
  2. Digestion 👄

    • The food you consume is broken down in your digestive system and enters your bloodstream as nutrients. If you've recently eaten a meal rich in carbohydrates or fiber, your body may retain more undigested food in your digestive system, which can increase your weight. Conversely, if you’ve recently eliminated waste from your digestive system, your weight may be lower.
  3. Hormones 👩🏻‍🦰

    • The menstrual cycle can also play a role in weight fluctuations in women. Hormonal changes that occur during the menstrual cycle can lead to water retention, which can increase body weight. Additionally, elevated progesterone levels can slow down the digestive system, leading to temporary weight gain.
  4. Meals 🥘

    • If you weigh yourself in the morning before eating or drinking anything, your weight may be lower than if you weigh yourself after eating or drinking.

If you’re tracking your weight, it is recommended to:

👉 Weigh yourself at the same time each day.
👉 Always use the same scale.
👉 Wear the same clothing.
👉 Avoid weighing yourself after a meal.

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