A small reminder about the importance of weights and measurements for weight loss. I totally understand if you are not into tracking, planning and quantifying everything, Neither am I. But the only thing I insist, you measure and record is your weight, and inches – If you are indeed serious about losing that big computer belly.
Do you have a desk job? You sit at your desk all day and the job stresses you out. You follow through with a cycle of stress eating the first thing you get your hands on. If you want to finally lose all your excess weight, burn belly fat, increase zen, support a healthy inflammation response and repair your broken metabolism. And More of this – without giving up great food, without sweating in the gym. Learn more here – How to start losing your “computer belly” without counting calories, dieting OR sweating in the gym.
So What do I need to track and record my weights and measurements?
All you need is a measuring tape and a basic weighing scale.
I love this manual scale at the doctor’s offices, and I do not want to believe that it is super accurate like the nurse says, because it adds 5 lbs over the scale that I have at home. But Oh well. The point is even if your scale is slightly inaccurate, it may still work as long as you are weighing in on the same scale every day.
There is only a few numbers you need to know when trying to lose weight. .
- Your Current Weight
- Your Goal Weight
- Your body measurements – Arms, bust, waist, thighs etc.
And if you are really lazy like me and do not want to manually write your weight and track it every day, just get a smart digital scale that connects to your home wi-fi and sends your weight to your Apple/Samsung health or any other app every time you get on the scale. It might even roughly tell you body composition as well.
Oh, and if you are buying a smart scale, just buy one for each person in the family, who is trying to lose weight with you. You don’t want their data messing with your weightloss.
I am not playing doctor. Any advice you read on this blog cannot be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. If you are experiencing a health condition please reach out to a qualified healthcare professional. I repeat, do not use this blog as medical advice to treat yourself or others.
When and How Often to track my weights and measurements?
Put the scale in the hallway, or kitchen so it is in the sight and weighing becomes a habit. I weigh myself every time I pass by the scale so I am aware of my weight trend.
If you are actively trying to lose weight, then log the weight in the morning, on an excel sheet, or just a plain piece of paper. Stick it using a magnet on the refrigerator.
Tape Measure waist, arms, thighs, chest, etc weekly. A lot of times as your body is losing fat, and you are gaining muscle mass, your body weight remains steady for a long time.
You can be fancy and disciplined and you can chart this daily/weekly on a spreadsheet. Trust me – I tried and never kept up with it and I still lost weight. But I did log my weight on a piece of paper every now and then. So it is up to your personal preference. Do nothing else, but just start logging your weight.
Why am I not losing weight even If I am eating right and exercising?
It may seem discouraging to many, seeing the numbers not move on the scale. But if you see that you are fitting into pants or shirts that are a size or 2 smaller that is always a great encouragement!
The reality is you may be losing 20 lbs. of fat, and gaining 5 lbs. of muscle. And it will look “AWESOME” at a total of 15 lbs. of weight loss. But you may never know if you are not tracking the measurements.
Your body is just reconstituting itself and losing the unhealthy deposits of fat and gaining healthy muscle.
Ok. Remind me again what exactly can I do to lose weight?
So between my post about the slow-carb way of eating here – A Slow Carb Meal Plan for Weightloss.
And tracking your weights and measurements. I really believe that losing weight is simple and easy. It’s not just the plain old die in the gym, run a marathon, stop eating so much, and you’ll lose weight. It is more of eat a right mix of foods – Protein and vegetables in every meal. Eat until full. And track your measurements. Done!
Have you figured out your current and goal weight? If yes let me know and better yet Book your call with me here today!
Weight Loss Morning Water
Here is a quick recipe for morning weight loss water if you have ingredients on hand.
1. Juice from 1 Lime or Lemon 2. Crushed mint leaves 3. 8 Oz. Glass of Filtered warm water 4. 1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder 5. 1/2 tsp Himalayan Salt (or sea salt, rock salt) 6. 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
Method: 1. Warm Water in the microwave for 1 minute 2. Add all other ingredients, mix and drink up.
It tastes good and perfect for boosting your metabolism and fat burning.
Jerry Seinfeld Experiment: Don’t break the chain. Post #58.