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Ditch the Scale

Seeing your bodyweight go down is definitely a sign your diet is going well.

But scale weight can fluctuate for a lot of reasons, and is only one piece of the puzzle. 

When most people say they want to lose weight, they really mean they want to change their body composition.  More lean muscle, less body fat.  But the process to get those results is different.  This includes eating plenty of nutritious food, and an emphasis on targeted training.

Here are 3 other ways you can measure progress…

  1. Waist Measurements- Get a measuring tape and record the measurement around your waist starting at your belly button.  This will make you lose interest in the scale fast.  You will find out quickly there isn’t always a correlation between the two.  I’ve personally lost multiple inches off my waist without a change in weight. 

  2. Focus on improvements in your training- How you train is an important part of the puzzle.  Look for and track improvements in strength, form, and consistency.

  3. Take pictures- take pictures to see changes over time.  It can be hard to notice longer term progress by just looking in the mirror


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