Fat cells like to fill up with water when attacked. They often replace fat with water. For whatever reason (binge drinking), they'll all the sudden "swoosh" and release the water they absorbed upon getting over their fear of becoming smaller. With this in mind, it seems to me one could actually gain weight while losing fat and maintaining muscle. This might be bro-science, but I think I saw Lyle McDonald talk about it somewhere, and he's legit.
Bro-science or otherwise, your bodyweight will fluctuate with water intake, diet, and hormonal cycle. Insulin promotes water retention, for example. I'm sure there's a bunch of other stuff to think about there. There always is. You'd really have to have it all down to a science to really gain anything meaningful from the scale on a daily basis.
A better measure might be to snap a pic of yourself every other morning ( I do it every morning, cause I like to look at myself). Or maybe just weigh yourself every couple of weeks.
Best of luck. We're rooting for you.
Last edited by Meat; 07-04-2011 at 01:15 AM.
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