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Track Your Weight The Right Way

Track Your Weight The Right Way

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Monitoring your weight throughout your fitness journey can be one of the most effective motivators as it’s a tangible measure of progress and improvement.


That said, experts has warned us not to go overboard though. Weighing too often can cause you to become too concerned about the numbers on the scale rather, when you should
be focusing on your overall goal of achieving better health.


In fact is recommended that you weigh yourself only once a week.


Notice Your Weight Fluctuates When You On The Scales? Why?


Some factors can cause an increase in water retention, which in turn can cause your weight to fluctuate and messes with your weight tracking routine. These factors include:


  • Eating salty food
  • The weather, yes you heard that right – our body tends to retain fluid in hot and humid weather
  • Hormonal changes, such as during menstruation


Follow These 4 Tips For Accurate Weight Measurement / Tracking


1. Avoid measuring yourself when you are wet. If you have just had a bath or finished working up a sweat at the gym, dry yourself completely first.


2. Be consistent. Weigh yourself on the same day every week, around the same time, wearing the same clothes (like Steve Jobs 😉 just joking), and using the same weighing scale.


3. Make sure your scale is on a flat surface.


4. Weigh yourself before eating breakfast in the morning, after using the bathroom.


If the scale is giving you too much pressure, or you simply don’t own one, there are other ways to for measure how your fitness goals are progressing such as :


  • paying attention to how your clothes fit over time.
  • using a measuring tape. Some people are more motivated when they see their waist and hip circumferences go down in inches.
  • Take a photo each day or week to keep track of visual body changes.
Naomi Truong

Naomi Troung is a YesMyWellness.com author covering topics such as fitness, relationship, beauty and general wellness and wellbeing issues. She is a certified Yoga teacher from the Yoga Institute in Mumbai India and yes, she is also Muay Thai enthusiast and can been working out her moves at her regular gym.

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