Continuing on from Law #12 about tracking your metrics; one metric you don’t want to give too much weight to (pun intended), is the scale.
And here is why…
Let’s say you work out every day for a week straight…
You combine that with eating healthy and eliminate all the soda you used to drink…
You feel like that bloated feeling has gone away and your clothes are feeling loser in the waist…
You’re excited to get on the scale to see the results and… the scale tells you , you’ve gained a pound!!!
How would that make you feel?
Would the scale’s reading deflate your excitement you were so proud of a minute before?
The scale is a tool to tell you how much you weigh, in the moment, with all the fluid, tissues, muscle, fat – you have on you for that particular moment.
The scale does not take into consideration whether you’re properly hydrated (you may weigh more from the water).
And it doesn’t take into consideration your lean body mass vs fat.
In fact, if you don’t drink water for 24-48 hours (do not attempt this), you’ll end up losing 5-10 pounds on the scale.
Do you see how skewed the scale’s measurements can be?
This is why you never want to depend on the scale to tell you the whole truth.
The best method we recommend our clients to use is to try on an outfit that use to fit you well but doesn’t anymore. And try it on at the end of each week to see how much looser it becomes.
That will tell you much more about your progress than the scale.