Why Does My Weight Fluctuate Every Day as a Woman?

Why Does My Weight Fluctuate Every Day as a Woman? (Image Source: Shutterstock)

Causes for Weight Fluctuation

Women’s — and those who identify as women — weight can fluctuate day-to-day. Everyone’s bodies and weight are different, but there are some common reasons why you might be going through daily weight fluctuation. If you’re wondering “Why am I not losing weight?” here are a few things to keep in mind:

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Salt Intake

While salty foods are delicious, they can be a reason why your weight is fluctuating. Studies show that sodium attracts water. When you consume large amounts of salty foods or sodium, this causes your blood vessels to retain a lot of water. With this excessive amount of water in your blood vessels, the more pressure you’ll feel in them.

Salty Foods Can Be a Reason Why Your Weight Is Fluctuating. (Image Source: Shutterstock)

Bowel Movements

Your bowel movements play a crucial role in how your body feels. If you’re feeling sluggish, bloated, or heavy, it might be because you’re constipated. A person can lose a small amount of weight after passing a stool and feel lighter afterward. If you’re having trouble with your bowel movements or passing stools, there are a couple of things that can help.

Your Bowel Movements Play a Crucial Role in How Your Body Feels. (Image Source: Shutterstock)

Exercise

One of the best ways to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight is by exercising. Whether that’s going to the gym, going on a run, walking, or doing at-home workouts, this can help you stay on track and measure weight loss. In the wake of the pandemic, many have gotten creative with workouts, whether you’re at the gym, in the park, or at home.

Menstrual Cycle

One of the most common reasons why women gain weight or have weight fluctuation is because of their menstrual cycles. When on your cycle, you can gain around three to five pounds. This weight gain, bloating, and retention of fluids can happen right before you start and during it. You might even feel heavier during your cycle because the body craves foods that are salty or sweet.

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