How Can You Measure Your Health?
One of the most common ways for people to get an idea of their success, in weight loss, has been to get on the scale and record number after grueling number. This over time has a negative effect on one’s motivation towards weight loss and gaining better health. Lets face it, those numbers never seem to change fast enough.
Why The Scale Doesn’t Tell The Truth
Although the scale is an accurate way to determine the entire weight of your body it does nothing to tell you how the weight is dispersed from your bones, muscles and then the pesky fat. There is so much emphasis put on the number on the scale that most Americans forget completely about how they feel or if they are truly seeing results or not. If you are working out along with eating healthy or participating in a cleansing system like How To Cleanse offers, the body is not just burning and flushing fat…it is also building lean muscle mass. The scale itself does not show this. Because muscle is more dense when it is built up, a persons body or frame may appear smaller than when they started the program but the number on the scale might not change at all. It may even (gasp) go up a few lbs.
How To Measure Success
In addition to the scale one of the easiest ways to see a change while on a weight loss program is to take body measurements… That’s right, measuring the body right before a health or exercise program will help you to see the results faster than the number on the scale shows. When doing body measurements it is very important to remember exactly where on the body they were taken so the follow up measurements are taken in the same spot. As fat melts off the body it is most measurable through tape measure rather than scale. For every three inches total lost off the body it is equal to 1 lb of toxic body fat in addition to the lbs lost on the scale
Measure your success and stay motivated! You will succeed!