1. Your scale lies. All weight scales are notorious liars. I know this has happened to you; you weigh yourself at home just before a doctor appointment, but when they weigh you at the doctor’s office, you automagically gained five to ten pounds. Someone is lying. Some scales are spring scales. They measure weight by balancing the force against the force on a spring. Well duh! Springs get old, they wear out. Balance beam scales compare your weight against a known mass. Well Duh, again! Scales need to be calibrated and adjusted periodically. Most scales are just habitual lairs.
2. Your significant other is sabotaging you. You may be in a relationship where your significant other is also trying to keep weight off. In some cases, your significant other may get upset when you lose weight faster or they gain weight faster. They may encourage you to eat more or to eat the wrong food. They might even go so far as to put their toe on the scale when you weigh yourself. They might even adjust the scales to show a greater weight gain. Do not trust your significant other. They could be the reason you’re gaining weight.
3. Your eyesight is failing. You’re not gain weight; your eyesight is just failing. You can’t read the numbers on the scale. Numbers like 4 and 9 are often confused. The same for 1 and 7. Always use the lower number.
4. You’re eating the wrong food. Eating a microwaved meal like Lean Cuisine, Weight Watchers or Amy’s. However, you can’t eat more than one at a time. You also must stop adding chocolate on every dish.
5. You’re using the wrong diet. The best diet is the Chinese diet. You can eat all you want, but you get only one chop stick. Another good diet is the one where when you put something in your mouth, if it tastes good, you spit it out. Don’t forget, you can make any dish a diet meal by removing the things you like and replacing them with kale.
6. You’re sleep eating. This is more common than you think. You might be walking in your sleep, going to the kitchen and eating. In the morning you have no memory of eating.
7. Gravity has changed in your area or you recently move to a new location. We often assumed that gravity is the same everywhere. Not true because the earth is not perfectly round or uniformly dense. Gravity is weaker at the equator due to centrifugal forces produced by the planet's rotation and at higher altitudes further from Earth's center such as at the summit of mountains. Perhaps your problem is gravity not weight gain.
8. You’re using the wrong unit of measure. Most people use pounds as a unit of measure One-pound equals one pound. However, the “stone” is still used in the UK and Ireland. Much of Europe use the metric system. Which sounds better; 158 pounds, 72 kilograms or 11 stones 4 pounds? Switch to a different unit of measurement.
9. You’re growing taller. Your problem may be that you’ve grown taller and that’s why you weigh more. Get out the tape measure to verify.
10. You care too much. So, you gained some weight back. Who gives a crap? Get over it. Move on.
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