Is it normal to stay at the same weight for 3-4 days? been following diet exactly and haven’t lost anything in last 3 days
Weight loss happens in spurts usually. It’s not linear. Most people will see no change in the scale after they’ve lost some weight for a week or two and try and change something and mess up what they had going for them. Give it 1-2 weeks. Your body tries to maintain homeostasis by sometimes retaining water to make up for the weight you lost. Slowly your body will let go of the water weight and you’ll see you’ve been losing weight so long you’ve been in a caloric deficit. Patience is definitely key when trying to change your body.
STAY OFF OF THE SCALE. Remember, weigh in once per week and follow the guidelines in the V-diet for doing it.
First, keep this in mind: If you gain five pounds of muscle and lose five pounds of fat you’ll look much better. Your clothes will fit better, you’ll feel better, and you’ll look better naked. People will notice. But the scale will show “no progress” because your weight will be the same. That makes the scale an often deceptive tool.
You can naturally fluctuate 5-10 pounds over the course of a single day too. Plus the average person defecates two pounds per day. Whether you “need to go” or you “just went” can alter scale readings. So scale weight can be very tricky, and it should never be used as the sole tool for tracking your progress. Still, it can help shed some light on what’s happening over the long-term, if you follow the rules and take each weigh-in with a grain of salt.
To get an accurate, consistent body-weight measurement, weigh yourself first thing in the morning. Do it before you eat or drink and after you go to the bathroom. Always weigh wearing the same thing (or nothing), using the same scale. Record your starting weight. You’ll be weighing in once per week on the V-Diet, always on the same day. I suggest Saturday or Sunday morning. Don’t weigh yourself more often than that or those natural body-weight fluctuations will drive you nuts. And remember, the V-Diet training plan is probably helping you gain some muscle too, so again, don’t put too much stock into the bathroom scale.