Diet: how to measure the results
During a diet results vary: from the initial weight losses, the pounds harder to lose, until stabilized. How to tell when it's time to weigh yourself? At what times? In fact, monitor the results of a diet is more complicated than you think. Follow this guide, and the
The scale is our best ally?
The Libra It is not always the right tool to measure results: indeed, yes our measure body weightbeing the most widely used tool for weight control, but it is not always suitable. Why? Simple: often the loss of pounds doesn't match the fat loss, but even just fluids; It is good to prevent weight fluctuations affect our mood in a demotivating. A pound as does not indicate a sure failure.
What is your weight?
During a diet you can lose up to a maximum of 2 kg a week, to have lasting results. However, factors affecting weight are fluids, bones and their mass organs (such as the intestinal contents), muscle mass and fat. Muscle mass can vary, for example increasing if we do exercise, but more slowly than body fat.
Another important fact about the water in the body: in one day can vary in size up to 4 pounds. If we delete this retention amount we must try to take less sodium can: reduce salt as a condiment, but especially so we avoid packaged foods and "artifacts", which are the main veicolatori of excess sodium.
When and how to weigh yourself?
Did you know that it is not true that we must necessarily weigh yourself in the morning? To be honest, you should weigh yourself every day: to measure with tranquility the results of a diet and effectively monitor the weight change simply weigh yourself twice a week, avoiding to step on the scale after sports or in the morning, since these weight estimates don't correspond to reality.
Sometimes it is okay to prefer the tape balance: not always the body weight is the right one. If we want to tone up and lose centimeters, but we need to do physical activities such as swimming or gym, which increase muscle mass going to affect total weight, we can measure the circumference of arms, thighs, waist and hips: repeating twice a week this technique we can sum the centimeters lost, measuring the results with great satisfaction.