6 Ways to Measure Progress

fat loss Aug 30, 2021

Progress can be measured in many ways and you don’t want to use them in isolation but rather collectively.

It ultimately depends on your goals as to which means you use.

If the goal is fat loss then you can use a combination of average weekly scale weight, circumferences, photos and how clothes fit and feel.

If the goal is muscle building you can use the average weekly scale weight (increases) circumferences, photos and possibly dexa scans periodically.

If you want to improve your health then perhaps blood markers, cardiovascular testing, tracking of sleep, energy and recovery.

You must remember that scale weight is just one variable and on its own doesn’t reflect progress.

Changes to daily body weight are normal and will change depending on a number of factors...

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปWater consumption
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปSodium consumption
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป Sleep
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปStress
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป Amount of total food volume consumed
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปBowel movements
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปHow late you ate
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปWhether you trained
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปAny medications taken
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปMenstrual cycle

Use a combination of tools to track progress and remember that increases to scale weight do not equate solely to fat gain.

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