Questions! Water Retention/Bowel Movements/Metabolism/Eating at Night
I'm trying to lose weight, and I have some questions... to clarify some of the weight loss tips that the Internet gives us.
1. I know you're supposed to not weigh yourself throughout the day, but I do, just to see how my weight fluctuates. Sometimes after a meal or drinking water, my weight will jump up 2-3 lbs. How do you know if you're eating too much, or if the weight gain is just caused by water retention or pre-bowel movement?
2. I read somewhere that you shouldn't eat after 7pm, because your metabolism slows down before bed. Is this true?
3. How does metabolism work throughout the day? I've heard that if you eat breakfast, it jump-starts your metabolism. I've also heard that you should eat smaller meals spread out throughout the day to keep your metabolism going. But how do you know it's all working?