Stepping on the scale can be good for your weekly and monthly check-ins but just relying on the scale can cause you to lose sight of the other ways your body is changing. So sometimes even if you make some progress, it may not show on the weighing scale.
Plus, several factors, like your water intake or metabolism can impact your weight. If you’re on your period or ate a lot of salt recently, your weight is more likely to spike, despite your efforts to burn calories. While this fluctuation is completely normal, it can definitely freak you out if you depend on the scale for a feedback of your intense workout session.
If you are building muscles due to exercise (which is healthy), then this too may show a spike on your weight scale. Though muscle takes up less space than fat, it’s much denser, so it weighs more. Because of that, your scale might not accurately reflect the awesome progress you’re making—and can also really bum you out.