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Do you dread stepping on the scale because the needle never hovers over where you expect or want it to be?

Are you unsure about the accuracy of the reading?

Did you know that there are factors that affect the number the scale registers which has nothing to do with the amount of junk food you’ve been eating?

Some of the reasons the scale number might be wrong are a bit surprising.

1. Beware of Water Retention

If you've guzzled around 16 ounces of water, that will translate to one pound of weight.

Relax;

it's a temporary water weight gain you'll soon sweat out in the gym or walking your dog on a hot day.

Just don't hop on the scale after consuming a lot of liquid.

2. The Wrong Trousers Phenomena

It's easy to miscalculate the weight of your clothing.

Believe it or not, scientists have actually spent time studying the phenomena of the "wrong trousers".

University of North Dakota researchers discovered that men can subtract 2.5 pounds for their clothes and women can reduce their weight on average by around 2 pounds.

How did researchers discover this?

By weighing people clothed and in the buff at different times of the year.

Do remember to take off your hiking boots before climbing on your scales!

3. Weighing Yourself on Different Days of the Week

More egghead research: this time from the Cornell University, who revealed in a study published in 2014 that people's weight fluctuated quite significantly throughout the week.

They analyzed the weight and food diaries of 80 people over the period of one year.

Many participants were far heftier on Mondays thanks to weekend indulgence and lightest on Fridays, after a week's worth of work stress.

You'll get a far more accurate weigh-in result if you stick to stepping on the scale the same day of each week.

Remember to Factor in Muscle Gain
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