When you work to achieve the goal of losing weight, focusing on the scale and discovering that you weigh a few kilograms less can motivate you to continue to focus on healthy habits. However, fluctuations in the table can be due to water weight and not to fat loss.


What we see is a decrease in body weight is a change in muscle, fat and water. Water represents 60% of your body weight, one of the first things you lose. Fatty block does not change overnight, but you can lose up to five pounds of water in a day. The average 24-hour urine loss is from 800 to 2000 ml of fluid or approximately 1.8-4.4 lbs because the water is heavy. It looks radically, but because it loses water, it also renews with food and drinks. Conversely, it is practically impossible to burn a pound of fat in a single day. To do math: one pound of fat is 454 grams, and assuming that each gram of fat produces 9 calories, you will need to burn 4,086 calories to lose one pound. Some activities can stimulate this level of calories burning.

The weight of water can be problematic because nobody likes to feel bloated, but fortunately it is a short-term problem. It is normal that the water fluctuates day by day. That's why the weight of each week is better than evaluating your daily weight when you want to measure progress. Long-term changes in body weight are the result of a change in muscle or fat, which is what you want to see. Finally, refraining from drinking water will not help you lose weight, on the contrary. A good hydration helps you lose weight by reducing hunger and increasing fat burning.

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