We live in a day and age where the number on the scale seems to be the only thing that matters, and that's a shame.
If you learn anything from this article, make sure this is your key takeaway: The scale isn't the only thing that matters on your weight-loss journey. And now, let's break that down in further detail, shall we?
When trying to lose weight, it can be a very discouraging journey -- if you let it be that way, that is. You are crushing your diet, going to the gym a couple to a few times a week, but you simply aren't losing weight, or aren't losing it at the pace you expected. Nothing seems to be working, but that's not necessarily true.
Here's why. The number on the scale is not everything. After all, if you are going to the gym a few times a week, you might be gaining muscle, which could lead to you actually staying at the same weight, or losing weight rather slowly. You might also be weighing yourself at different times of the day. Your weight fluctuates all day long. So if you must be a scale person, then make sure you are weighing yourself at the same time of the day (preferably in the morning).
Also, as an example, the number on the scale might have only gone down by three pounds in one month, but you might have lost some serious inches. For example, your waist might have gone from a 36 to a 32, and that's a huge change. The scale can be very deceptive, folks. If you are dropping the inches, then that is the only thing that matters.
Not only that, but if you are actually sticking to a meal plan and going to the gym on a regular basis, then you should be very proud of yourself. You are building good habits, making yourself healthier by not eating bad food and you are holding yourself accountable. You are starting to incorporate a healthy lifestyle.
You might be coming up short on the scale, but your weight is not everything. Actual measurements (not your weight) is a better, well, measurement when it comes to your weight-loss journey.
The scale isn't the only thing that matters on your weight-loss journey. What really matters is that you are starting to build healthy habits, which could lead to a healthier and happier life.