Jim is a good example of how itโ€™s not always about the scale weight, but how you look which people often forget as they are obsessed with what the scales say. Jim has lost less than 7 pound but his shape has totally changed with more muscle and less body fat (body recomposition)

Are you guilty of letting the scales dictate how you feel about yourself ?! I used to start my day either really motivated or frustrated & defeated all because of a number I saw on the scale each morning. (The image below demonstrates how tracking WEIGHT LOSS and FAT LOSS are very different)

I let it control me & dictate my worth. Yet, little did I know that “weight loss” isn’t always a useful marker of progress.

There are many things that can influence daily & weekly body weight, including

๐Ÿ• A higher salt or carb intake than normal
๐Ÿ’ฉ If you haven’t pooped
๐Ÿ’ฆ Hydration levels
๐Ÿฅ˜ Food still in your stomach
๐Ÿ˜ท Food intolerances
๐Ÿ’ If you have your period
๐ŸŒก Hormones
๐Ÿ’Š Supplements
๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ Soreness from a heavy/intense workout

Once I understood that the scales are one of many tools, I started to see the fluctuations in my scale weight as just a series of data points, rather than a reflection of my worth or hard work.

Fat loss takes TIME. Like weeks & months. I know, it’s not what you want to hear, but it’s the truth. Its important to recognise and be aware of so you donโ€™t get frustrated, lose patience and quit.

Weight loss & fat loss are related, but they are NOT the same thing. Instead of focusing on the scale to know if you’re progressing, focus on other things like:

๐Ÿคณ๐ŸฝProgress pictures
๐Ÿ“‰Body measurements
๐Ÿ‘—How clothes fit
๐Ÿ’ฅYour energy levels
๐Ÿ“ŠAn average of your weight over the course of a few weeks/months

Progress is not linear & it does NOT reflect your fat loss progress. The key is to be patient and focus on what you can control: A CONSISTENT CALORIE DEFICIT, lifting 2+ times/week, sleeping & walking!