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November 15, 2012 9:38 AM
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Quit weighing yourself more than once a week. You'll drive yourself nuts trying to analyze the little fluctuations.


I disagree with this advice. Weekly weighing does not eliminate the crazy fluctuations in scale weight...which is why my advice is to weigh yourself daily for a while, long enough to learn just how volatile scale weight is.

That said, if you're stressing out about the scale weight, regardless of how frequently you're weighing, you're doing it wrong. Scale weight should not lead to stressing out. And the only possible difference between pre-eating and post-eating is the weight of the food. That, or your scale is unreliable.
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November 15, 2012 9:40 AM
My bathroom scale is not sufficiently accurate to measure the weight of my meals. If I really want to know the weight of the meal I'm eating, I find it is better to use a kitchen scale to weigh the food prior to consumption.
November 15, 2012 9:41 AM
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It ain't like that. I weigh myself once a day, but I found myself losing weight to fast. So I decided, to weigh myself as usual, but also weigh myself after eating, to see if there would be a big difference. I don't know if a difference like this should be normal, or shows how unstable my weight is because of the speed I accidentaly am going through this.


How fast did you eat? If you eat faster you should weigh less because the food goes through your system faster.


And you'll burn more calories by eating faster..win win
November 15, 2012 9:48 AM
Maybe I can clarify, before people start calling me a retard here:

I ate an omelet, which (according to my food-scale weighs 150 g excluding the plate), and then, due to my curiosity, I decided to check HOW MUCH weight I had gained after eating something this small. Now, I'm not anything close to a professional when it comes to weighing yourself and the effect certain kinds of food have on you. Of course you gain weight after weighing. My question was: how much would you gain weight, and is that a normal amount?

So, after eating a 0.15 kg omelet, I gained 0.5 kg, and I found myself wondering, if this is normal. Gaining far more temporary weight, than you consumed(I did not drink anything else).
November 15, 2012 9:50 AM
I am not exactly sure why but reading the OP totally annoyed me today.explode
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November 15, 2012 9:53 AM
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So, after eating a 0.15 kg omelet, I gained 0.5 kg, and I found myself wondering, if this is normal. Gaining far more temporary weight, than you consumed(I did not drink anything else).


Your bathroom scale is not in a science lab. Variations in temperature and humidity can alter its accuracy. Weigh yourself first thing in the morning after you pee. Don't worry about weight other times of the day.
November 15, 2012 9:54 AM
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Maybe I can clarify, before people start calling me a retard here:

I ate an omelet, which (according to my food-scale weighs 150 g excluding the plate), and then, due to my curiosity, I decided to check HOW MUCH weight I had gained after eating something this small. Now, I'm not anything close to a professional when it comes to weighing yourself and the effect certain kinds of food have on you. Of course you gain weight after weighing. My question was: how much would you gain weight, and is that a normal amount?

So, after eating a 0.15 kg omelet, I gained 0.5 kg, and I found myself wondering, if this is normal. Gaining far more temporary weight, than you consumed(I did not drink anything else).


I have no idea if it's normal but I do know that it is irrelevant.
Edited by Gramps251 On November 15, 2012 9:57 AM
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November 15, 2012 9:54 AM
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It ain't like that. I weigh myself once a day, but I found myself losing weight to fast. So I decided, to weigh myself as usual, but also weigh myself after eating, to see if there would be a big difference. I don't know if a difference like this should be normal, or shows how unstable my weight is because of the speed I accidentaly am going through this.


You are an 18 year old male. You are probably still growing and enjoying the fastest metabolism of your life....and probably of any other demographic group on MFP. If weight loss doesn't happen quickly for you then God help us all.
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November 15, 2012 9:55 AM
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Quit weighing yourself more than once a week. You'll drive yourself nuts trying to analyze the little fluctuations.

^^^ This
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November 15, 2012 9:56 AM
Of course you're going to weigh a tiny bit more right after you eat! What do you think happens to the food? It doesn't magically defy gravity after it enters your stomach. Really it's not that big of a deal if you weigh in more than what you ate. It's definitely normal to fluctuate like that, so I wouldn't worry.
Edited by ErinBeth7 On November 15, 2012 9:59 AM
November 15, 2012 9:59 AM
I would not even worry about it, if you are losing weight--this seems pretty trivial. I don't think you are a "retard", I think you're just worrying about something that you should not be.
November 15, 2012 10:04 AM
r u serious???? sure somedays i could be five pounds heavier after two meals ,its normal,........
November 15, 2012 10:06 AM
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Dude, if you eat 5 pounds of zucchini and step on a scale, you will have gained 5 pounds! And then you poop it out. It's like magic.


^^ That made me seriously LOL...oh my!!!
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November 15, 2012 10:42 AM
Well, thanks for the answers anyways.

Understand, that I wasn't asking, if it was normal to gain weight, but if it was normal to gain much more weight after eating so little. I was afraid I was in that state, where you gain much quicker the weight you lost. Well, thanks, now I feel ridiculous for asking such a "dumb question".
November 15, 2012 11:31 AM
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Well, thanks for the answers anyways.

Understand, that I wasn't asking, if it was normal to gain weight, but if it was normal to gain much more weight after eating so little. I was afraid I was in that state, where you gain much quicker the weight you lost. Well, thanks, now I feel ridiculous for asking such a "dumb question".


that was answered- there are too many factors that a $20 scale cant take into consideration. Its not medical equipment, its 'good enough for a basic idea for tracking'.
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November 15, 2012 11:42 AM
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Hi guys and gals,

After eating my breakfast(an omelet with a slice of cheese, turkey and a tomato), I weighed myself once more(just to check out how much I would weigh more with my breakfast), and the scale said I gained 0.5 kg with that. Is that normal? Should I weigh 0.5 kg extra with breakfast included?

If what you ingested weighed .5kg, then the scale will rise .5kg while it's in your stomach.
November 15, 2012 11:43 AM
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Of course you are going to weight more after eating and drinking.

Even without eating or drinking our weight changes throughout the day. Weigh once a week at the same time, same day under the same circumstances or you will drive yourself nuts with the changes


this for the win!
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November 15, 2012 11:48 AM
You should weigh once a week only. If you must weigh daily, then you should get up out of bed in the AM, pee, then weigh yourself immediately. That's it.
After you get up, your body chemistry/composition begins to readjust and you will notice a .5-2 pound weight gain-usually water weight.
Don't weigh yourself at night. This will only depress you. Good luck.
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