"The scales LIE" -or- "You can't fool mother nature"

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Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 23:36
If we "cheat" then weigh in the next morning, and don't gain, it gives us a false sense of relief like we "got away with it" but the scales don't know if what you ate was 1/2 pound of watermelon or a 1/2 pound of butter. You can't know how badly a "cheat" hurts you until probably 2-3 days later when your body is finished processing it. As they say, you can't fool mother nature. Everything counts - everything adds up. The reaction to what the scales tell you if you weigh too much can be "I got away with it - I'll eat more" or it could be "Oh, no! the scales went up when I was really careful, so why try?" and also eat more. Moral to the story - never trust the scale - trust that whatever you have eaten will count - or whatever you have resisted will earn you progress, regardless of what the scale might say. To find the true story as to why your weight went up or down go back three days and see what you ate that day.

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Posted: 02 May 2013, 01:58
Huh! I am guilty of that, i f i ate a lot of junk i weigh the next day and get a relief. I always wondered why do i gain on my weekly weighings. Thanks for the info
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Posted: 02 May 2013, 09:21
Guilty! This is why I am going to stay off the scale for a month to see how I feel after eating right and wrong rather than letting the scale tell me it was ok that I ate all those cookies and 2 days later the cookies really show up and I'm like WTH I had a salad and fruit yesterday. My MIL has always said what you're eating today will show up in 2 days and that's so right!
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