Step Off The Scale

I believe that every so often it’s important to stop and take time to acknowledge just how far you have come in your weight loss journey. It doesn’t matter how small you think your progress has been, it’s still progress. “Many people quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that slow progress is still progress.” I can’t stress enough that weighing yourself on a scale is not always a valid way to measure improvement. “Spending too much time focusing on a number can discourage you when you think you’ve dropped weight after a rigorous diet and exercise plan only to find that you haven’t lost as much as you thought you have (which can happen for several reasons, usually because you are gaining muscle instead).” A tape measure, a camera, and an occasional bf% measurement is the way to go. Also, pay attention to your (1) ENERGY LEVEL: If you’re eating clean, drinking enough water, and working out, you’ll have more energy, sleep better, and be less lethargic overall. (2) YOUR CLOTHES: If they fit better and you feel good about yourself that is what really counts. Have in mind that weight loss progress is more than just a number on the scale; it’s also about losing body fat and observing changes in the shape of your body.

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