Every time I got on the scale I was setting myself up for disappointment. Sometimes I saw more weight loss and was very excited, or I did not see the numbers change and I was very disappointed. Either way, it was an emotional roller coaster. I was getting on the scale everyday, which was not a very good idea. I was getting emotionally tied up in the results.
That is why I do not suggest that you weigh yourself during a juice cleanse.
The truth of the matter is your weight fluctuates all the time, so it will be hard to get a realistic reading on what you weigh. Some days it will look like you gained a pound. Then, sometimes you may not lose any weight for a couple days, and then “BAM!” you’re down 3 to 4 pounds. Eventually you will lose the weight, you will!
You may be thinking to yourself “Okay, so what does that mean?” First of all, your body may still have some juice in your system that has not been eliminated yet (liquid weighs a lot!). Second, it’s good to consider that your body is still processing your weight loss and is just taking a couple of days to show on the scale. Just be patient and give it some time, you will lose the weight.
If all of this does not concern you because you are not bothered by the results of getting on the scale everyday, please carry on. But if checking the scale everyday does bother you and you are disappointed by what you see, you may choose not to. It could hinder your results because you may want to quit. It just takes some time, that’s why patience is very important. Be open without expectations. You may be surprised by the results!
Here is my solution to those of you who are were in my same predicament as me. It may be more realistic to get on the scale after several days, or a week. That way your body has had some time to flush out some of that liquid and excess weight. At the end of the day this is purely your choice and is just a suggestion.
I also recommend you read another article we wrote about reducing stress during your juice cleanse. This will go a long way towards keeping you on track!
If you have any questions or comments please comment below. Good luck with your juicing journey!
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