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Planning to shed kilos? 5 worst times to check your weight

Published on May 22, 2024 01:21 PM IST
  • You must not check your weight post a workout, after a flight, or a week before your period. Nutritionist Rashi Chowdhary explains why.
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Weight loss plateau: Weighing scale refuses to move? Here’s what you can do.(Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 22, 2024 01:21 PM IST

Weight loss plateau: Weighing scale refuses to move? Here’s what you can do.(Shutterstock)

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1. A week before your period: During this phase, there will be increased progesterone levels. This hormonal shift can lead to water retention and bloating, potentially causing a temporary weight increase. (File photo ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 22, 2024 01:21 PM IST

1. A week before your period: During this phase, there will be increased progesterone levels. This hormonal shift can lead to water retention and bloating, potentially causing a temporary weight increase. (File photo )

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2. Immediately after a workout: You’ll usually weigh less after strenuous physical activity because of the water you’ve lost through sweating. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 22, 2024 01:21 PM IST

2. Immediately after a workout: You’ll usually weigh less after strenuous physical activity because of the water you’ve lost through sweating. (Unsplash)

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3. When you’re constipated: If you’ve been struggling to have a bowel movement for several days, you might notice that the scale’s number has increased. This temporary weight gain may be a sign of excess stool in the colon and not excess fat in your body. (Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 22, 2024 01:21 PM IST

3. When you’re constipated: If you’ve been struggling to have a bowel movement for several days, you might notice that the scale’s number has increased. This temporary weight gain may be a sign of excess stool in the colon and not excess fat in your body. (Pixabay)

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4. After a fun weekend/ vacation: There’s no point stressing about your weight when you’ve just gotten back from a vacation where you obviously indulged in food. Stressing will only make it worse by raising your cortisol and making it harder for you to lose the extra weight. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 22, 2024 01:21 PM IST

4. After a fun weekend/ vacation: There’s no point stressing about your weight when you’ve just gotten back from a vacation where you obviously indulged in food. Stressing will only make it worse by raising your cortisol and making it harder for you to lose the extra weight. (Unsplash)

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5. After a flight: Four or more hours on a plane can cause fluid and electrolyte imbalances, leading to a small increase in your weight. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 22, 2024 01:21 PM IST

5. After a flight: Four or more hours on a plane can cause fluid and electrolyte imbalances, leading to a small increase in your weight. (AFP)

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