water weight

Are you losing water weight?

After the first week of reducing your calories, working out at the gym and consuming different varieties of fruit and vegetable medleys, you step on the scale to see your fate. If your weight loss is so remarkable that you can’t believe it, chances are you shouldn’t because you’ve probably only lost water weight.

According to WeightlossForAll.com, when a person cuts back on calories suddenly, the body tries to make up the difference by borrowing some fat and protein from your body. When this happens, you lose a lot of water weight, as muscle tissue holds a lot of water.

During the following week the body stabilizes and you might see a huge difference on the scale. More than likely, it will look as though you gained weight this week, when really the scale is showing you an accurate body weight.

Don’t be discouraged. It’s important to realize that your weight will fluctuate during the first month of your weight loss program. The heavier you are, the more water retention you’re likely to experience, especially if you eat more processed foods than raw foods. Processed foods such as breads and pastas made with refined white flour tend to retain more water than whole wheat bread or pasta.

Instead of focusing on pounds, pay attention to the way your body feels in clothes and or stick to taking measurements of your body.

To make sure you are actually losing or gaining water weight, be aware that it is possible to lose up to five pounds of water. If your weight gain exceeds that, then chances are you need to look at your diet and or workouts and change them accordingly.