This is the second most common question asked by our customers. Every time, they take the reading, the scale is showing different weight and they end up thinking weighing machine is not working properly.
However, that’s not the case. Daily Weight Fluctuation is normal. According to experts, the average adult’s weight fluctuates up to 5 or 6 pounds per day.
There are various reasons as to why your weight keeps fluctuating. It could be as simple as you indulged in a big meal or had too much water or alcohol or did intense workout or it could be because of high sodium intake or from bowel movements.
Other reasons include: Medication, Menstrual cycle, High Carb Intake
Hence, its ideal to measure your weight every morning after your morning rituals consistently.
Bottom line is daily and even weekly weight fluctuations are normal. But if your weight fluctuates more than 6 pounds in either direction within a six-month time frame, see a doctor or other healthcare professional.