The scales aren’t going down, but you feel like you are losing weight. Are you losing more weight than you think?
Here are 5 easy ways to track your progress when the scales aren’t moving.
Your diet has been on point and your exercise routine has been consistent but the scale won’t move, so you may be losing body fat and gaining muscle. So while your body composition is changing your weight may not be because muscle weighs more than fat.
Every 2 weeks take a front, side and back picture to keep track of physical changes.
Focus on how your clothes fit
A great way of tracking weight loss is by observing how your clothes fit you. Take notice if your jeans are becoming less snug or your dress zipper is going up much smoother.
Look at your clothes line
Take a glance at your clothes line and see if there are more gym clothes hanging up than usual. This might seem insignificant but it shows that you are using them more and reflects consistency in your exercise patterns.
Look in the dishwasher
Again, something so little and obvious but take a look in your dishwasher. Ask yourself if you are cooking more at home instead of getting takeaway. Like your clothes line, this can reflect consistency in your eating habits.
How do you feel?
Take notice of your energy levels and mood throughout the day. Exercise is known to release endorphins contributing to a better mood, improve sleeping patterns and overall quality of sleep. In addition, by reducing your sugar intake you may find you are no longer getting that mid-afternoon energy crash.