4 Reasons Cause The Scale Go Up On Medifast

Medifast has been proven to be highly effective for individuals who are severely overweight ( BMI >= 30 ), dieters will lose about 2-5 pounds per week during the first few weeks and then losing 1-2 pounds each week after that. However, you have to know that the amount of weight you lose will fluctuate from week to week. Even the scale doesn't move for several days or even goes up slightly, do not panic! As long as you stay on your program, the scale will eventually show results. But, there are four situations may change the number on the scale:

4 Reasons Cause The Scale Go Up On Medifast

1. Are You Drinking Enough Water?

The rule of thumb of Medifast is must drink a minimum of 64 oz of water per day. The time intervals between water intake is very important to the success of your weight loss. Water is not meant to be guzzled to completion. Water consumption need to be a day long ritual.

2. Menstrual Cycle

A lot of women will notice that during menstruation, they added a couple of pounds to their weight. In fact, it is primarily water weight. It is normally caused due to hormonal changes and the weight gain is usually minor and temporary.

3. To Much Or None At All Of Exercise

Exercise is a necessary part of losing weight, it can help to improve your metabolism and maintain your weight loss. However, remember that the Medifast program does not require strenuous exercise to lose weight. Medifast recommends that you exercise 30-45 minutes per day, 5 days a week with mild to moderate intensity. You should not do more than 45 minutes of vigorous exercise per day. If you are doing too much, you are probably burning too many calories and your body thinks it is in starvation mode and may slow your weight loss.

4. Did You Have A Great Loss Last Week?

Remember, If you lose a great pounds one week, you are bound to have a small loss the next week.