STOP Focusing on Your Weight So Much
First, things first. Your weight is going to fluctuate throughout the day. By just going about your day (e.g. eating, drinking, going to the restroom, exercising, etc.) your weight is likely to fluctuate anywhere between 3-5 pounds per day.
Does that mean you’ve “gained weight”? NO.
That’s just the nature of being human and going about a day.
Weighing yourself in the morning is going to provide you with a different measurement than weighing yourself at the end of the day. The same goes for before and after using the restroom or with and without clothes.
Weight as a metric is simply just physics (w=m*g). It’s for that same reason that if you wanted to lose some significant weight you might as well move to the moon since you’d weight 1/6 of what you currently see on the scale.
NOTE: I hear they don’t have great Wi-Fi on the moon but don’t quote me on that.
Quantitative Metric Tracking
Hence why using your body weight as the sole metric of progress will often leave you frustrated or confused. Your weight alone doesn’t tell you what’s happening beneath the surface or how your body composition is changing. PS your body weight is composed of your lean body mass and fat mass combined. The higher your fat mass the higher your body fat percentage.
Tracking your body composition is possible in a few different ways (e.g. skin-fold calipers, BIA scale, etc.) there are varying degrees of accuracy to the different testing methods. However, they all provide you with a quantifiable metric.
Outside of your body fat, you can also track your circumference measurements. Which is just taping measuring various parts of your body and tracking those changes over time. For example, losing inches on your waist is a good indication that your body fat is decreasing.
Outside of checking your weight and body composition, you can see changes qualitatively. For example, how your clothes are fitting, how are your energy levels, how are you feeling?
It’s not an objective metric you can track, however, seeing those turn for the better is a great indication that you’re making progress.
At the end of the day, what’s most important is that you’re continuing to making progress towards your goals and that you don’t get so caught up and frustrated that your weight may not be changing.
Keep up the hard work, persevere and you’ll continue to make strides towards your goals.
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