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Tracking Your Weight Loss

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Keeping track of your weight can be a powerful motivator for staying on track in a diet, but what is the best way to go about doing it? Keeping track of your weight can be a powerful motivator for staying on track in a diet, but what is the best way to go about doing it? Many people suggest that it is best to weigh once a day, but anybody who does this will notice that weight can fluctuate quite dramatically on a day to day basis. The way to mitigate these fluctuations is to make sure to weigh yourself at the same time and in the same conditions day after day. You will still likely see dramatic ups and downs, but the important thing is to see the general trend.

Other people might suggest that you weigh yourself once a week. Weighing in weekly can hide the daily fluctuations and give you a more general picture of the downward trend in your weight loss. Weekly weigh-ins should have the same consistency that daily ones do. Weight yourself on the same day, same time and in the same conditions week after week. This will help eliminate the variables that often cause weird fluctuations in measurements.

Another effective way to measure weight loss is with a tape measure. While you’re exercising on the GenoVive program, you’ll be gaining muscle as you lose fat – which is great. Your muscle tissue contains the fat burning furnaces that your body needs to fuel your metabolism. So while the number on the scale may start to slow down, you should see the numbers on the tape measure getting smaller. Be sure to take your measurements (such as waist and hip) at the same point each week.

However you decide to measure your weight loss in the long run, the important thing to remember is to see a general downward trend. Keeping track of this can be accomplished in a variety of ways, but one of the best is to make a graph. Graphing can be done through spreadsheet programs, online graphing tools and even by hand on a sheet of paper or poster board. You can make the graph fun and colorful by setting up goals and milestones that help highlight your accomplishments. Tracking your weight loss in this way will not only help you see the progress of your weight loss, but will also be a powerful motivator for staying on track in the long run.
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