On your weight loss journey, there are many ways to keep tabs on your progress.
If you’re going to be stepping on the scales to gauge your progress keep reading, I’ll tell you how to do it so you get it right!
Firstly, stop weighing yourself at every possible opportunity. After a workout at the gym, when at the pharmacy, at random times of the day, or any time you see a set of scales!
There are so many variables that go into the number you see on the scales.
Weight might be down if you’ve been sweating a lot. Weight might be up if you’ve eaten a lot. Weight might be up from water retention if you’ve had a meal high in sodium or carbohydrates.
So to cut out these variables weigh yourself at the same time of day. I would advise that be first thing in the morning after going to the toilet. In minimal clothing and before you have anything to eat or drink. This weigh-in should be the only one you record.
Then it’s on you to resist the urge to step on the scales at other times of the day! As these readings will be irrelevant.
Next, when it comes to the frequency of weigh-ins I’d recommend you go for daily. Making it part of your routine. The reason being is; I don’t want you to miss a new low!
And the most important thing to bear in mind is that you will see fluctuations daily. Up one day, down the next. Going forward you are looking for a trend, a new low each week! Not each day! This will mean that what you are doing is working!
I wish you all the best with your progress.