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Transcript of “Don’t step on the scale on a Monday”
I religiously step on the scale at the gym, to see what it has to say……
- I’m secretly hoping the scale will tell me, I am marginally thinner.
- But since I am not actually “dieting”, I am expecting it to say, nothing has changed.
- Of course, when it gleefully announces, I am marginally heavier, I am absolutely devastated and angry at the #%s$#& scale. In a moment, I go from being happy-ish, to M-I-S-E-R-A-B-L-E.
Fortunately, by the time I am driving away from the gym, the scale moment has been dropped from my memory, so there is not lasting depression or “hunger” moments.
I know, I know…………… experts tell you not to weigh yourself every day, but the scale in the gym, seems to have a hypnotic hold on me.
If I see it, I must stand on it.
There is a pattern
Since this ritual happens week in and week out, I have noticed there is a pattern.
- At the start of the week, I am “Mafuata” i.e. a hippopotamus.
- By the time, Wednesday rolls around, I weigh what I consider to be my normal weight.
- On Friday………….. I am skinny.
Turns out this weight fluctuation is normal.
Researchers from Cornell University, teamed up Finnish researchers to study the human weight cycle.
To do this, the researchers asked 80 adults ranging in age from 25 to 62 years, to hop on their bathroom scale, every morning to record their weight. To be included in the final analysis, the volunteers could not miss a single day.
During the study……….weights fluctuated.
The weight cycle
People were typically heaviest after the weekend, weight’s peeked on Sunday and Monday. As the week progressed, weight’s diminished, reaching the lowest point on Friday. Behaviour and physiology compensate each other perfectly. The over indulgences of the weekend, are offset by cut backs on weekdays.
Week in and week out, the pattern held, for people who maintained their weight, as well as for people who managed to lose weight.
But there was a noticeable exception…. the weight gainers.
Weight gainers a blur
Weight gainers were all over the place. There was no distinct difference between weekends and weekdays. Minimum and maximum weights, did not systematically appear on any given day of the week.
This study suggests, weight gainers are failing to compensate.
You must win on weekdays
This study intimates that weight management depends on winning on weekdays. “Dieting” over the weekend seldom happens. Weekends are a time when people eat more and move less.
Enjoy it. It is normal.
But when Monday morning dawns, you need to get back on track.
Staying on track
Is easier said than done, odds are the body’s sophisticated regulatory system is malfunctioning, more than likely due to problems with body chemistry.
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When you sit down the fat cells located in your buttocks assume responsibility for keeping you supported. The bigger you are, the harder they have to work.
If the scale suggests you’ve put on weight – you are quite within your rights to seek a second opinion, based on a more favourable reference kilogram.
The world is obsessed with weight and weight watching but to avoid putting on the weight you do need to be watching. Lots of young women – aren’t.