Are you someone who steps on the scale every day? Does the number looking back at you have a direct effect on whether you’re going to have a good day or a bad day? If so, you need to stop worrying so much about your scale weight. Why? Well because scale weight is not a trustworthy indicator of your progress.

I want to begin by reiterating that slower progress is the best progress. It means that the body fat in which you’ve lost will stay off unlike most diets that severely cut calories and have you dropping 5 pounds in one week and in turn storing fat which can and will lead to future fat regain.

There are so many factors which impact your weight at any given time.

  • Carbs
  • Water Retention
  • Sodium
  • Hormones
  • Bathroom Performance
  • Fiber

You’ll still want to track the way your weight changes on a weekly basis (in the morning before consuming any food or fluids), but take it with a pinch of salt. Track your measurements, your macros, your fiber intake & take regular progress photos. The more information you have, the better educated your decision can be when you (or I as a nutrition coach) make a change.

The scale weight shouldn’t matter too much if your body measurements are reducing and your body composition is improving.

If you’re interested in getting your diet on track to improve your body composition and are looking for some help in that regard, then shoot me an email at and we can see if we are a match for one another.


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