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Wild Weight Fluctuations!


#1

Coach, thanks for your time and commitment to this site. My question pertains to my wild weight fluctuations. Here is a quick run down of my stats.

-28 years old (16.5% body fat/ 225lbs July 1st)
-6ft 1.5 inches
-Weight fluctuations:
July 1st: 225
2nd: 214
3rd: 223
4th: 212
5th: 227
9th: 207

-Low Carb Diet
Diet: M1) 6 Omega Eggs/ 1 Multi-vitamin
M2) 2 scoops low carb protein powder 46 grams protein/ 3 tablespoons flax seed/
5 grams creatine/ 1 serving of Benefiber(low carb)
M3) 8oz chicken breast/ 1/2 cup walnuts
M4) Same as M2 (This is post workout)
M5) 8oz 90% lean ground beef/ 2 cups baby spinach/ 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon balsalmic vinegar
M6) Same as M2/ 3 grams Fish Oil (Before Bed)
-I take creatine everyday consistently for last year.
-Fluid intake steady 1.5 gallons daily, plus 8oz coffee every morning
Program:
-Following Wendler's 5/3/1 with 2 assistance exercises for no more than 30 repetitions
-Perform 40 minutes of walking (3.5 speed) every day

-I'm using scales that have been tared and are checked regularly for accuracy and precision.
-My weight has been fluctuating 10 to 12 pounds every other day. Hard to tell exactly how much I am losing. This has been going on for the past few months.

Sorry for the long post and thanks again.
-Ryuubane


#2

Your scales are broken.


#3

Are you using more than one scale? Scales can differ by a few pounds alone. Also, weigh yourself at the same time every day. I have found the mornings just before I get in the shower to be the most consistant. If you are using a digital scale, replace the battery.


#4

Technically it is possible to fluctuate this much. Heck, my own record is gaining 26lbs in 6 hours (don't ask)

And it's not rare for m weight to fluctuate 5-6lbs during the depending on my hydration status. I'm someone who drink like crazy, around 3 gallons a day so my body is always in flushing mode, so if stop drinking for a few hours I can lose 2-3lbs easily.

Anyway, if your scales are indeed accurate the main cause of the wild fluctuation are likely due to hydration status or stomach content.


#5

Thanks for the quick response Coach. I'm glad I'm not alone in weight fluctuations. My scales are not broken. I've even put 250lbs of weights on them to check. Well, I just won't worry about it then if it is somewhat common.

Thanks again for your time.