By definition,weight is the most measured body parameter in many societies – not only in Western society. It is a common standard in any medical examination, and it is an obsessive benchmark for those concerned to lose or not to gain weight.
From the day we are born, we gain weight from infants to grown ups. But the difference is, when we were infants it was a measurement of how we are health improving.
But, until we reach certain age, many factors influence our food intake habits. From being a teenager to becoming an adult, our eating habits made us either thinner – either more fat.
If you were the unlucky ones to gain weight over the time, I am sure it has turned into a life long battle hopefully to be won eventually.
Dieting And Weight Measure
When you set a dieting plan and you are persistent enough to pursue it vigorously, you tend to measure weight constantly. It is OK, but not to be done on a daily basis in different time frames.
Let some time pass between measuring’s so you can surprise yourself (pleasantly of course).
When It Is The Best Time To Measure Weight?
Morning, of course. The best time to measure weight is in the morning and always at the same time, after you have emptied in bathroom, and before having any breakfast.
It is the most accurate way to find your true weight. If you measure weight at different times, it may not give you most accurate results.
In this way, you might be near your true weight because you don’t have extra weight from any food or fluid in your digestive system.
When you are measuring, try not to wear too much clothes, as too much clothing can add some extra pounds you don’t wanna see on the scale.
If you are fun of exercising, measure your weight before you exercise, because if you do it afterwords, you will think that you have lost weight by not taking into consideration fluid loss from sweat, which can differ from day-to-day.
Use Same Measuring Time Frame
Remember that your weight can fluctuate for about 2-3 pounds throughout the day, and if you weigh yourself in the morning one day, and in the afternoon the next day, you can’t make fair comparisons because the two weight measurement were done at different times.
Instead, set one timing, make it either in the morning or evening, as long you maintain same timing for weight measuring.
You should also use the same scale, because different scales shows different results and you don’t want to end up disappointed after all that sweat.
Maintain Your Success
Measuring yourself during the weight maintenance period can be much helpful against re-gaining weight…and no one wants that…
If you don’t weigh regularly after losing weight, you will more likely gain weight after going through all that weight loss trouble.
You need to be persistent and set some boundaries if you want to succeed. By doing this, you will catch (on time) small weight increases and make some changes before it is too late.
Don’t loosen up – stay on the course of your weight success!
Don’t Become A Number On A Scale!
It is perfectly OK if you have set some scale number you want to achieve, but there are other things that matter as well. The number on the scale will not give you wider picture of what is really going on within the body.
Don’t become a number on the scale doing just about anything to get there!
It is much better if you strive to maintain your overall health by applying healthy diet, proper exercising, good night sleep and lowering possible stress levels, than just looking at the scale number desperately waiting to go down.
- It is important to weigh yourself at the same time of the day in order to have an accurate weight monitoring
- When you do it first thing in the morning, you might get an accurate picture of your true weight before normal daily weight fluctuation occur.
- Be consistent for weight measuring to be done at the same time every day, and using the same scale.
- If you weigh yourself at least every week, it may help you keep your weight in line, after you’ve done so much trouble through sweating and food avoidance and everything else, just to achieve your weight loss goals.
- The scale shouldn’t be the only thing you use to monitor your health.There are many other parameters to look for. If you only measure weight and do not change any other habits – it is most likely you will not succeed.
Always remember that balance is all you need and not just a number on the scale. Health is much more than just a scale number.
…Lose weight but NOT your health!
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