Did a Q and A the other week inside our private Fruci Fit group all about ditching the bloating and managing IBS…
And many could relate when I talked about gas…
When it comes to the side effects of eating some foods
Like onions, cabbage, brussel sprouts, and beans…
And we then went on to talk about the scales…
And how just that- eating some veggies…
Could result in the scales going up.
Equally, farting, might just result in you losing some weight 😮
Yet we sometimes judge our results on this (not farting, but the scales)
Which is ridiculous, right?
I mean, we know what to do.
You know the habits you need to get a handle on
Yet DOING them is the tough part (which is where we come in at Fruci Fit with our Reboot Programme, reply with “Reboot” and I’ll get you the details)
We stop doing them as we aren’t perfect.
Or don’t see results.
Forgetting that every positive habit is a brick on the wall you are building…
I want to share 9 reasons why the scales go up.
So you can keep going …
To see that there’s not just “no point” in doing anything if the scales go up..
But actually so you see there is MORE of a point of doing something
1) You’ve started eating more fruit and vegetables –
Fibre is hard for your body to breakdown .
^^^ It can make you gassy and bloated
This also means you hold more water.
So, consider that you’re probably going to eat different amounts of fibre everyday – which can impact your weight!
The good news?
Over time, your body may get better at handling your increased fibre intake, you’ll feel more full and stop craving more sugary, higher fat snacks foods which could help you lose FAT so you fit your clothes better!
2) You’ve started drinking more fluids –
Yep, another positive habit could be making you put on more weight (at least in the short term)
^^^ Be it from tea, coffee, water, squash (or even diet coke…)
I mean, you exercise one day and maybe not the next.
You may sweat a lot one day (weather / exercise) and not so much the next.
The good news?
Over time, your body will better regulate this increased fluid intake, you’ll feel more full and satisfied, and may have more energy and even better digestion
3) You eat more salt one day compared to another –
Perhaps you started preparing your meals?
Maybe you’ve started keeping higher protein snacks in the fridge, like smoked salmon, turkey ham, eggs, cheese, natural yoghurt?
Maybe you’ve been making some wraps with some cold meats?
So you’ve been trying to increase your protein intake (which helps you get that more leaner look and keeps you more full up)
But by doing so you may have increased your sodium intake – making you hold more water and increasing your weight!
Perhaps you got a takeaway<<< who probably don’t care about the salt intake as long as you don’t complain…😆
4) You ate higher carbs than normal today or a few days prior –
For every gram of carbs stored in your body…
You pull about 3-4 g of water into your muscles which can mean you gain water weight!
This is not fat…
5) Sleep –
Some members in Fruci Fit will report LIGHTER body weights on the weekends.
Because they can sleep in (a bit) more
^^^ unless I’m knocking on their virtual door at 630am as the wake up call…scary thought, I know
So consider this:
If you’re in bed for a bit longer during the night. Perhaps have a lay in. You may get up a few more times in the night and actually PEE more than normal.
Get rid of more water.
So, if during the week, you say, get only 5 hours of sleep a night…
You’ll pee less during the night (and / or first thing in the morning)
And the time between your last meal on the day before and your weigh in is shorter
^^^ Meaning your body may still be digesting the food!
6) You weren’t consistent with time and day –
Did you weigh yourself at the same time?
Did you go to the bathroom before weighing yourself in the morning?
Same underwear / pyjamas?
Did you weigh yourself later in the day?
7) You’ve started a new exercise programme –
This is a new stimulus on your muscle.
It ‘stresses’ your body.
But when you rest…
The magic happens.
Your body repairs the muscles (you may feel a bit achey, you may not)
Now, this process burns calories and will help you LOSE FAT!!!
This ‘magic process’ AKA muscle soreness / recovery may mean that you increase your body weight (at least in the short term)
Because you’re holding more water in the muscle to help your body REPAIR!
Which is a bit like your immune system when you’re struggling with hayfever,
Your skin when you’re sunburnt (
8) You haven’t done what you said you would do –
This one HURTS.
It makes us reflect on what WE have (or have not) actually done.
Have you done what you said you would do?
9) Menstrual cycle –
That pre-menstrual phase ‘bloat’ can leave you holding more water (and craving carbs…)
To sum up:
It’s for these 9 reasons why the scale is NOT your dictator (it’s one of many) and not your boss.
And why – in my opinion – :
* Progress pictures (for your own personal reference, even if you scroll back through your Facebook photos)
* How you feel (energy, digestion, exercise habits)
* How you feel when you look in the mirror
* How you fit your clothes
Are the best tools you can possibly have…
Which is exactly what we do in the Kickstart
‘Who cares how much I weigh if I feel confident in the clothes I want to wear?”
^^ as one of the women said last week
And as I’ve learned through coaching more and more…
If you do the work….
Make small – manageable – adjustments along the way
You’ll learn exactly what your body needs to lose FAT and inches (not just weight)
And get fitter 🔥🔥
The journey will be tough.
I’ve been there many times, too…
I’ve weighed myself, phoned up Specsavers and asked for a full refund …
But just consider the above …
What if you were one day away from seeing the results you wanted but you gave up?
What might be different in your life right now when it comes to your body, health and fitness ?
If you need more accountability to do the things you know you need to do?
Just message me with “Reboot” and I’ll get you the details for the Reboot beginning soon
Matt ‘requesting an eye test’ Fruci