Episode 78: Why Do I Weigh More After The Weekend?

August 7, 2019

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Episode Overview

Ever notice you weigh more on Monday morning? Lauren and Annie discuss common explanations for those annoying and sometimes anxiety-inducing weight fluctuations and what you can do about them – and why you may not even need to do anything. 

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Weekend diet “breaks” and how they can impact your progress
  • Evaluating your diet if you even need a diet “break”
  • Carbs and water retention and what that means on the scale
  • Why white-knuckling cravings through the week might be sabotaging your plan
  • Menstrual cycles and weight gain
  • Hydration, dehydration, and water weight
  • Strength training and why weight gain might not be muscle gain
  • Zooming out as a strategy for not freaking out 
  • What progress really looks like (hint: it’s not a straight line!)
  • Shift happens – how much your body weight can fluctuate and why it’s totally normal 



Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here


10/10 Recommend to family, friends, & clients 

Sound advice, presented in an easy to understand, approachable way. As a woman, mom, wife, daughter, friend, and Registered Dietitian - I recommend this podcast to everyone including my clients. I'm a huge fan of Balance365.  Keep it up ladies! Your friend, @dietitianchels :)


Outlook shifted 

Since listening to this podcast (and being part of the Facebook group(s) of B365), my whole outlook on myself, my body, my wellness, my worth has changed for the better. I thank these ladies for showing me another way to be in this world. I no longer obsess over my weight or food. I very much look forward to each podcast released!


My Morning Coffee Date 

Especially in 2020, having a little positivity is so important. Every time I listen to this podcast, not only do I have a smile on my face, I discover something about myself. And I consider myself to have a whole hell of a lot of self-awareness to begin with! It's almost cliche to say this now but it truly feels like you're having coffee with girlfriends!