9 doctors weighed in:

What causes the scale to fluctuate so much? In less than a week, I gained 4.5lb despite exercise & diet chgs. One day overate 2cups rice instead of 1.

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joshi Aditi
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: Timing is everything

Flucuations in weight occur alot due to water weight different scales being used and when you weight yourself, the layers of clothes you wear the different shoes you may have on or off.
Be consistent when weighing yourself, for best results weight yourself first thing in the morning, naked, before you shower. Consistency is key!

In brief: Timing is everything

Flucuations in weight occur alot due to water weight different scales being used and when you weight yourself, the layers of clothes you wear the different shoes you may have on or off.
Be consistent when weighing yourself, for best results weight yourself first thing in the morning, naked, before you shower. Consistency is key!
Dr. Joshi Aditi
Dr. Joshi Aditi
Thank
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Water

Rapid weight gain is usually caused by water retention.

In brief: Water

Rapid weight gain is usually caused by water retention.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Thank
Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine

In brief: Weight fluctuating

Depends on a variety of factors.
- food intact, fluid intact clothes and time of day. Best recommendation - weigh yourself at the same time every day - ie right before a shower when you are naked. Pay attention to whether you have emptied your bladder or bowels prior to weighing yourself as that may cause some weight flucuations as well.

In brief: Weight fluctuating

Depends on a variety of factors.
- food intact, fluid intact clothes and time of day. Best recommendation - weigh yourself at the same time every day - ie right before a shower when you are naked. Pay attention to whether you have emptied your bladder or bowels prior to weighing yourself as that may cause some weight flucuations as well.
Dr. Paul Williams
Dr. Paul Williams
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
26 years in practice
490K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors