Tracking your weight loss progress will allow you to monitor how well you are doing and encourage you to continue or do even better. But how?
Using a conventional scale can be misleading, especially if you are exercising and building muscle while losing fat. Frequent readings are also misleading because they fluctuate depending on what you have eaten, namely how much salt you have consumed and the resulting water retention.
Using a cloth measuring tape will allow you to track your progress over time, and a monthly measurement will provide you with enough information to track your progress. Here's how to measure your success:
Pick a date for your monthly measurements, and get started. Once you start seeing the changes, you'll be glad you did!
Megan Porter, RD