You are not going to lose weight every week...
Yeah it sucks, but the sooner you accept this, the better off you’ll be.
Let’s first talk about things that will affect the number you see on the scale:
🏻 stress, lack of sleep, women’s cycles, too little fiber, too much fiber, not enough water, timing of last meal, too much sodium, just to name a few.
Now let’s talk about how you should use the data:
🏻Weigh yourself daily and take a weekly average. Not only is this more accurate, but it can also help mentally. (Swipe for my weekly weigh- ins) If I only weighed myself on Friday, then again on the following Friday, I would automatically assume I had gained weight that week. This is when most of us get frustrated and throw in the towel. But, by weighing daily and taking my weekly average, I can see I had some lower days, with a couple of higher ones, and my average is lower than my highest weight of the week. 🏼
🏻Be ok with the number you see and don’t give it power over your day. Don’t let it dictate your food choices, adding more cardio, or giving up. Stay on plan. Consistency always pays off.
🏻Focus on body composition. Realize that it’s possible for your scale weight to move very little, but your body can look totally different. This happens when your fat/muscle ratios change. This is why pictures are so important!
🏻Look at your progress as a whole and not just 1 week at a time. If you lose 5 lbs in 3 weeks, but none in week 4, don’t think I haven’t lost any weight this week. Instead, I’m losing 1.25 lbs on average weekly!
Who gets stressed out over the scale? Are these tips helpful?
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