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Lose 8, Gain 8: The Diet Stand Still?

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Question:

Is it possible to lose 8lbs and then gain 8lbs  right back and be in a stand still? The same questions can be applied for smaller numbers like 5lbs or 3lbs pounds. How can this be?

The Answer:

This is one of my highest asked questions via email or on the forums. Directly or indirectly, this is a huge topic for most, but especially for women. Women are more concerned with physical number change and less likely to have successful recomps without very specific attention. Though most fitness professionals will not tell you, body recomposition is much harder for women than it is for men. This is taking into account both physical and mental limitations.The scale always has and will be the dictator to the female’s world. As I discuss in the two part series called “Science of Scale Fluctuations Pt1 and Pt2” there are many reasons for an erratic or frozen scale.  I encourage you to read the article in full. More