Weigh yourself often
OK, you finally made up your mind and decided to let out your sex appeal, which was for a long time in hibernation.
Eager more than ever to get thin, you know exactly what you need to do: diet.
The problem is that you are unsure about how often shall you weigh yourself, without naggings doubts.
The answer is simple: once every 7 days. Select 1 day of the week to devote 15 minutes to this proven ritual.
That said, weigh yourself every week, in the morning, naked, and just after waking up.
If you are serious about reaching the body shape that you always dreamed of, you must establish this routine in your life.
Some fitness gurus wrongly believe that regular weighing is a pointless endeavor. I don’t agree with them.
The truth of the matter is to control ANY situation in life, you must first master the craft of weight monitoring. It will make the difference between success and failure, happiness and despair.
Furthermore, fill out weekly weight loss reports and keep a foto diary of your body.
Oh, I almost forgot. Did I mention that counting calories are also part of the game? Yes, indeed.
Feeling a tad confused now, right? Ok, don’t fret. I will break it down for you.
Use a fat loss monitor
You may be wondering: for what reason on earth do you need a fat loss monitor in the first place? Doesn’t suffice a bath scale? Nope.
Because the scale is not reliable enough, albeit a valuable companion during your dieting adventure.
Before moving forward, let’s go back to some basic anatomy concepts: inside your body you have a lot of water, fat, muscle tissues, and another couple of things. 🙂
When you weigh yourself, you just know the total body weight and nothing more.
That said, to become a true ninja in monitoring, it’s recommended to buy a fat loss monitor which measures the amount of fat in your body. This way, you acquire 2 essential information: total body weight and the body fat percentage.
The more information you own about your body, the wiser decisions you will be making during your weight-loss journey.
Hey, listen…it’s about numbers. Numbers and statistics can be dread and boring to work with, but are by far your best allies against the war on fat.
Get a travel scale
Let’s dive outright into the difference a travel scale can make. As aforementioned, weekly weighing is the foundation of your success in dieting, but not always a scale is at your immediate disposal.
You may be on a business trip or holidays and you simply run out of scales. 🙂
And now we are in trouble because when we stop monitoring, things can get easily out of hand.
You start to be less disciplined and more lighthearted with your well-planned new nutritional habits because the sheriff isn’t anymore in town, your scale.
To avoid falling afoul of all dieting laws, you need to have with you a tiny travel scale. On amazon.com are on sales a slew of mini scales.
Weight loss reports
It’s time to talk about the famous weight loss reports, shall we?
Your weekly duty consists in filling it out, right after measuring your body weight and body fat percentage (with a fat loss monitor).
Once these 2 information are safe in your pocket, you can fill out the weight loss report. Click here to download my template.
As well, there’s additional information you will be needing: the calories consumed during the last week.
Hear me out: if you don’t count your calories, you are wasting precious time.
Compare it to finance management. How do you know if you are getting richer or close to being broke? By tracking your earnings and your expenses, right? The same does apply to diet.
If you have no clue about your daily calorie intake, you won’t have a clear picture of where you are and where you want to be.
Use a foto diary
Before wrapping up, here’s my last advice to you: take every week a picture of your body (front, rear, side).
This can be one day be an eye-opener, because we tend to forget how we looked months or years earlier. We may have tracked down all the numbers in the world, but a before/after picture is more satisfying to look at because it activates our visual sensory.
Everyone is pleasantly surprised when the weight drops, but it’s just a mere number. A picture is thousand of times more powerful.
That said, schedule a self-made weekly foto shooting. Preferably, right after filling out the weight loss report.
You should take a naked picture; the difference you will see in the next months will be noticeably higher, rather than taking pictures with clothes on.
Create a secure folder on your phone and move all those hot pics inside.
Your goal should be looking hot naked, not dressed.
When you look gorgeous naked, your confidence will skyrocket.
In sum, everything you do must be conducive to your ideal body weight. Weighing yourself and monitoring your progress should be your top priority. Weekly weighing is fine.
Besides, consider buying a fat loss monitor and a travel scale to better gauge your improvements over time.
Here’s is a rundown of the mentioned steps:
- Choose 1 day of the week to weigh yourself (mine is saturday)
- After waking up, weigh yourself on the travel scale
- Measure your body fat percentage with an affordable fat loss monitor
- Fill out the weight loss report of the week
- Take a naked picture of yourself (front, rear and side view) and store in a secure folder of your phone
Fulfilling all these tasks may sound an arduous, but trust me, it isn’t.
Once you nurture this habit, your weight management skills will reach new heights and you will thank yourself for having tracked down all your progress over time.