What can be more discouraging after weeks of dieting than the numbers on the scale? If you find yourself stepping on the scale day after day in hopes you’ll see a significant change, only to be disappointed by unmet expectations, then you’ll be happy to know that there are more ways than one to measure your weight loss and the scale doesn’t have to be one of them.
Here are four simple and easy ways to measure your weight:
1. Measure Your Inches
Most of what we eat can end up in either your upper or lower body. One great way to track your weight loss progress is measuring your waist, hips, and thighs. While standing up straight, use a soft measuring tape to measure the circumference of your waist.
Hold the end of the tape measure, where it reads zero at your navel and wrap it around you to the front of your waist. The measuring tape should be snug against your skin. Make sure it’s not twisted.
Look where the measuring tape meets the end held at your navel. Record your waist measurement in inches. Repeat the same steps for your hips and thighs and try to always measure at the same point to get more accurate results.