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May 25, 2013 9:07 AM
Ever wonder why? Think about your answer, then watch this. Maybe this will give a little perspective when you have weight fluctuations.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL2e0rWvjKI
  41162582
May 25, 2013 9:31 AM
Most of the time yes, but sometimes no. But it obviously makes a lot of sense as to why you are lighter in the morning (didn't watch video)
  31568851
May 25, 2013 9:31 AM
Btw, my favourite reply was that our bodies convert mass into energy. The only way that would be possible is if our bodies had little nuclear reactors in them! (we don't 😳).

Think about it!
  41162582
May 25, 2013 9:33 AM
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Most of the time yes, but sometimes no. But it obviously makes a lot of sense as to why you are lighter in the morning (didn't watch video)


If you don't weigh less in the morning than you did before you went to bed then you might be sleep eating.
  41162582
May 25, 2013 9:37 AM
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Most of the time yes, but sometimes no. But it obviously makes a lot of sense as to why you are lighter in the morning (didn't watch video)


If you don't weigh less in the morning than you did before you went to bed then you might be sleep eating.


Um, no I don't
  31568851
May 25, 2013 9:39 AM
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Most of the time yes, but sometimes no. But it obviously makes a lot of sense as to why you are lighter in the morning (didn't watch video)


If you don't weigh less in the morning than you did before you went to bed then you might be sleep eating.


Um, no I don't


I'm just saying, conservation of energy, it is not possible for you to weigh more in the morning than you did the night before.
  41162582
May 25, 2013 9:40 AM
I more put this up for people who might be interested in the science
  41162582
May 25, 2013 9:57 AM
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Most of the time yes, but sometimes no. But it obviously makes a lot of sense as to why you are lighter in the morning (didn't watch video)


If you don't weigh less in the morning than you did before you went to bed then you might be sleep eating.


Theoretically, that is a possibility. If you're on Ambien, say.

But let's not assume that the only variable here is your body's mass. You are also using a scale that's subject to laws of physics. If it's warmer in the evening than in the morning, the spring in the scale will be less stiff in the evening, and the reading on the scale will be higher (spring offers less resistance, moves farther). Household scales are not that reliable.
May 25, 2013 10:07 AM
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Most of the time yes, but sometimes no. But it obviously makes a lot of sense as to why you are lighter in the morning (didn't watch video)


If you don't weigh less in the morning than you did before you went to bed then you might be sleep eating.


Um, no I don't


I'm just saying, conservation of energy, it is not possible for you to weigh more in the morning than you did the night before.


I did not say I weighed more in the morning than I did JUST before going to bed. I said that sometimes I am lightest in the morning and sometimes not. If I don't eat much in the morning or afternoon and I had a big meal the night before I may weigh less at 3pm than I did at 7am. No where did I say that I am lighter just before crawling into bed than I am in the morning.
BTW it (like I said) is common sense that you weight the least in the morning. No real need to bring in any youtube 'science'.
Edited by MysticRealm On May 25, 2013 10:09 AM
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May 25, 2013 10:19 AM
I would think it would be a given that you weigh less in the morning than you did the night before. But like the last poster said, you may weigh less in the afternoon, after a good workout, or not eating much, etc, than you did that morning. Or a nice trip to the bathroom after morning coffee!
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May 25, 2013 10:24 AM
Thats pretty interesting! I guess I never really thought about how we lost the mass. Thanks for the post!
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May 25, 2013 10:28 AM
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I would think it would be a given that you weigh less in the morning than you did the night before. But like the last poster said, you may weigh less in the afternoon, after a good workout, or not eating much, etc, than you did that morning. Or a nice trip to the bathroom after morning coffee!


It's unfortunate that you didn't watch the video (which is pretty fun!) because what it is asking is what HAPPENS to that missing mass? And I'm not talking about after you go to the bathroom. I'm talking about the roughly 100-200g that seems to mysterious disappear. Where did that mass GO? Conservation of energy describes that both energy and mass can neither be created or destroyed, so where did the mass go?
  41162582
May 25, 2013 10:32 AM
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Thats pretty interesting! I guess I never really thought about how we lost the mass. Thanks for the post!


Haha, thank you.

I was feeling like I might be the only physics nerd here. Who doesn't want to apply Newton's first law of thermodynamics to their weight loss strategy! 😉
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