How to measure weight
Scales - this is the subject, the numbers on the scale of whichSet the mood for a woman for the whole day. Most of us every morning jump out of bed and rush to the scales to feel the treasured weight loss, even if it's only 300 grams.
But have you ever had that you've been on a grueling diet for several days, and Balance indication Do not change or become even greater than they were before? Redaction "so simple!" Decided to understand what is the reason and whether to believe the figures of mechanical and electronic measures.
How to measure weight
Let's imagine a woman whose muscle mass45 kilograms, and fat - 15 kilograms. In general, its weight is 60 kilograms, but for some reason the scales show that 57 kg, then 64 kg. And most importantly - nothing changes in her diet and diet.
Most rely on scales as the lastInstance in the matter of losing weight, instead of analyzing the state of your body as a whole. In order to measure its real weight, it is necessary to take into account a number of factors.
Factors affecting weight fluctuation
- The most important thing to consider is the quantitywater. The body by any means tries to maintain the water-salt balance, so the less liquid comes, the more it keeps it inside to function properly.
That's why the weight goes badly into the heat. As soon as it rains or a little colder - the body immediately "give" a liter of liquid, because at the moment they will not be useful to him.
- glycogen. With each gram of carbohydrates that your body stores in the form of this element, three grams of water are additionally retained. If in the evening you ate a piece of cake, and in the morning got on the scales, do not be scared, it's not an extra kilogram of fat, but water. It is easy to get rid of. But still do not get carried away by sweet.
- Weight of a woman can vary depending on thePhases of the menstrual cycle. Not only because of increased appetite, but also because of edema. This is most evident during the last week before the start of a new cycle. Therefore to measure weight during this period it is undesirable - only mood you will spoil.
- Edema. If you sharply increased the salt content in the diet, most likely, it will trigger a jump in weight gain. Accordingly, if you began to eat less salt, the weight will decrease.
Remember that the body adapts toThe stable level of salt intake due to the release of the hormone aldosterone. If the usual food from a bag of salted peanuts does not happen to you, then after a long salt-free diet you will be "poured" from one nutlet.
also Severe puffiness Can be a signal of violations in the work of the kidneys.
The scales are useless in themselves. To know your true weight, you need to consider the following indicators.
- Waist. For accuracy, do three measurements every week: At the navel, five centimeters higher and five centimeters lower. If you take into account all the indicators of the waist was less, most likely, the amount of fat in your body is successfully reduced, and vice versa. Also you can measure the volume of the thighs and other parts of the body.
- Energy level. If your diet is aimed at creating a deficitCalories in the body, the level of activity will be an excellent indicator of success. When the balance reflects a greater number of kilograms, but you feel strong and energetic, know - you Build muscle mass (It is known to be at the same volume heavier than fat).
- Edema. If in the morning your eyelids are more likeSmall pads, it is better not to exhaust yourself with weighing, and wait until the body gets rid of excess fluid. For this it is enough to eat correctly for several days and to observe the drinking regime.
Also, if you control your weight, you need to know the basic indicators Ratio of height, weight and age.
Now you will not be discouraged and torment yourself with all sorts of diets if you see on the scales of only one extra three kilograms. Share useful information with your friends!