That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I discover an answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably can answer it..
Yeah, I've read that article and it has great info. But I weighed myself in the morning before eating or drinking anything (I always do). I've drank a ton of water and stay in the bathroom during the day peeing it out. I've also watched my sodium intake as well. I guess it still can be a lot of different reason as mentioned in the article, but I'm just really discouraged. I was really hoping for at least another pound down, not two pounds back up. :-(..
My advice? Follow the plan 100%, drink your water, move your tush, and put the scale away for a month. Seriously. That stupid little piece of lying metal can drive you bonkers!..
The other option (instead of putting the scale away) is daily weighing at the same time, wearing the same thing, and then cutting yourself some slack. My weight is all over the placedown a pound and a half one day, up two pounds the nexteven though I weigh at the same time,wearing the same thing. I also know that before I log a big loss, my body always shows a gain on the scale. That's just my body's relationship with the scale and weight loss. So instead of freaking out each day, I look at the trends. I also rely heavily on my tape measure and how my clothes fit..
Granted, with weighing every day it's sometimes hard not to go crazy. That's also why I rely heavily on my friends on the boards who will tell me to relax and look at the long-term trends!.
I just have to agree with Pam on this! When I startedNutrisystemin March, I weighed myself ONCE a week, after the first month, once every other week, now I might get on it once every other MONTH!!! (I think my last "weigh in" was in November when I made goal). As long as my clothes are fitting ok and I'm feeling great - who cares what number shows up on the dial?! I know that my weight will bounce up and down 3-5 pounds regardless of how diligent I am due to circumstances beyond my control (age, metabolism, perimenopausal, etc). You do realize, that the more you concern yourself with the number, the more stress you'll be under, and stress contributes to overindulging or retaining weight. Relax! Follow the plan - be healthy...
You'll have weeks that the scale will seem like the enemy, but you're in it for the long haul, so don't be fixated or discouraged by the number on the scale,.
Just keep plugging along and follow the plan. You will see results and get to where you want to be, just keep at it.NutrisystemDOES WORK. Good luck on your weight loss journey...
Roo, thank you for that. I have just now realized one of the tips/tricks I'm going to use when I get to maintenance not worry about the bleeping scale and go by how my clothes fit! I have to say that I worry about maintenance a little, and what you posted makes perfect sense. Thanks!!..
To me, maintenance is being able to add to the years that I can pose in this Size 2:..
One other thing to consider for we women is time of the month that alone can cause weight fluctuation. The good news is that it is temporary and usually goes away almost as quickly as it arrives. That may not apply in this case, but keep it in mind...