Our expert says:
It is perfectly natural for some individuals to experience fluctuations in weight of up to 3 kg per day, depending on factors such as changes in hormone levels (i.e. during menstruation) or water retention. If you find that this makes you feel puffy, then ask your gp for a mild diuretic to use during menstruation to alleviate the water retention. Click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and then on 'DietDoc's articles' and read article 57 'PMS and diet'. To determine your correct weight, weigh yourself ONCE A WEEK immediately after getting up in the morning before you have had anything to drink, but after urinating. Do not weigh yourself every day and also not more than once a day.
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