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The scales may be the reason why you give up

Lauren Kent
Oct 7, 2023

Do you find you are staying consistent with everything only to look at the scales and feel demotivated and give up due to your weight not shifting?

The scales are the biggest measure of progress for a lot of people, but they are also the biggest demotivator for a lot of people. When people first start they often see a massive change in the scales and expect that it will keep going down like that. But more often than not it slows down.

Scale weight can be influenced by:

Training - Menstrual cycle - water retention - medication - creatine - stress - food volume - carbs

Keeping track of your weight over a weekly/monthly period will help you identify whether you are loosing bodyfat or not. If you are trending down over the fortnight or monthly period then this is a good sign that there is fat-loss occurring. Short term fluctuations 1-4 days can not be body fat.

Keeping other measures of progress is highly important, as sometimes the scale weight doesn't change at all and the body changes completely.

Other measures of progress:

Progress photos - confidence - energy - strength - fitness - mood - how you feel - how your clothes fit

A poor relationship with the scales can mean you give up because you're not seeing results despite losing fat , how you respond to weight fluctuations is often a big part in you getting results or not.

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This recipe and others are available to online, in-home and in-gym clients as part of your training at no additional charge. Trainerize have kindly let us post a few here!

Lauren Kent
Lauren is the founder of Impact, she enjoys challenging herself, music and chocolate!

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