When it comes to measuring weight loss, there are a variety of approaches to take. It can be tricky to know which is the most appropriate measure to track your weight loss journey. If you’re one of the millions of people who mistakenly place their trust in a scale to measure their weight, that means you’ve been working off of false information.
Don’t get us wrong, the scale can be a helpful tool—but ONLY if you know what measurement your reading means. Otherwise, you may be likely to stress, obsess, and get frustrated by the number you see (or don’t see) on the scale.
In a country where the icons and stars we see seem to get skinnier and more photoshopped by the day, it can be difficult for us to develop a realistic sense of what a healthy weight is for our age, height, and body type. For many people, the number we see on the scale is more than just a piece of data. It’s a number with the power to define our sense of self-esteem. Instead of being useful information to help you on your health journey, the number some clients see on the scale becomes yet another mountain to climb and fall off of.
One of the biggest myths in the field of weight loss programs and nutrition regimes is the presumption that the less you weigh on a scale, the healthier you are. If you’ve been trying to get healthier, it’s imperative to remember that seeing those low numbers on a scale isn’t a guarantee that you’re in good shape.
Even at its most precise, a scale can only ever tell you your total weight; it doesn’t break down the weight of your muscle mass, bones, internal organs, body fats, or water percentage. Because of this, focusing strictly on measuring weight loss can cause clients to come to the false conclusion that they aren’t making any progress if the number on the scale isn’t moving.
Most people begin their weight loss journeys by losing fat and gaining muscle but don’t realize their progress because they are too focused on the read out on their scales. Remember, muscle weighs more than fat, and although some weight loss is to be expected, especially at the start of a new fitness regime, it isn’t always consistent or guaranteed.
At Active Body Sculpt, our chiropractic physicians have helped hundreds of clients unchain themselves from their scales to achieve sustainable long-term weight loss. From developing a nutrition plan that is designed for your health needs and weight loss goals, to our revolutionary Lipo-Light procedure, our team is ready to help you take control of your health. Call Active Body Sculpt today to learn more about how we can help you lose inches and keep them off!