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Weight Loss Vs Losing Weight

Monday 18th March 2019 22:12 PM

Isn't it crazy how obsessed we get with losing weight?

People will literally start their day happy & motivated or sad & defeated all because of a number they see flashing back up at them each morning.

And it sucks, because “weight loss" isn't always a useful sign of progress. A load of things can influence it daily & weekly...

  1. Hormones
  2. Your cycle
  3. If you're sick
  4. Supplements
  5. Hydration levels
  6. Food intolerances
  7. Soreness from your workout
  8. Food content still in your belly
  9. Whether or not you’ve been to the loo
  10. A higher/lower salt intake than normal

A lot can influence your weight on a short-term, day-to-day basis... but you know what you don't see on that list?


Noticeable fat loss doesn't happen in a day. It happens over multiple weeks and months.
Weight loss & fat loss are related, but they are NOT the same thing.

Once you realize that, you can start taking steps that'll put the power of the scale back in YOUR hands.

One way is by taking measurements. If you’re losing inches — even at the same body weight — it’s a good sign you're losing fat!

Another way is to look at how your average weight trends over time.

How to do it : record your weight each morning, and for the love of god and all that is holy... do NOT worry about the number you see day-to-day!

At the end of the week, you should have seven weigh-ins.

Take 'em
Add 'em all up
Divide 'em by seven

The number you end up with is your weekly weight average. Over time, you want to see that weekly average trend downward.

The Bottom Line:

Don't let your daily & weekly fluctuations in body weight discourage you.

It's totes normal, and it does NOT reflect your true fat loss progress.

Focus on fat loss by monitoring measurements, long-term weight trends, and progress pictures.

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isa-finalist 2019 Jerry Gill