We use the term “weight loss” pretty loosely in our daily life, but transformation can come in all shapes and sizes. Measuring your success, whether it is through stepping on a scale, using a tape measure, or splurging on new clothes, is an absolutely essential part of losing weight. Tracking your progress allows you to take pride in those changes that you’ve worked so hard to achieve, big and small. Merely glancing in the mirror every day to gauge your progress may leave you disgruntled or disappointed, but using physical measurements can go a long way in boosting your self esteem and keeping you motivated. Take a look below to learn the pros and cons of different tracking methods.
Counting those pounds is probably the most popular way to track weight loss, but this method comes with its fair share of ups and downs. Our body can fluctuate up to 5 pounds every day, so we must take that into account each time we step up on the scale!
Just because those numbers on the scale aren’t budging doesn’t mean your exercise and diet routine isn’t working wonders! This method is more reliable than stepping on a scale and will give you a better idea of the changes occurring all over your body.
One of the most rewarding ways to track weight loss is through the simple method of wearing clothes. Suddenly, you notice that the little black dress you’ve had tucked in the back of your closet for the last 5 years fits like a glove. Or maybe those jeans you used to have to suck in your stomach to button are fitting loosely.
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