Girl, stop stepping on that scale expecting to see results or feel better! Let me give you the truth, scales don’t mean anything and all it tells us, is what we weigh against gravity. If you really want to track your progress stop fixating on the scale but instead lets learn & understand body fat percentage, BMI, visceral fat score, muscle mass, and good ol’ measurements using a measuring tape.
Body Fat Percentage: The body fat percentage (BFP) of a human or other living being is the total mass of fat divided by total body mass, multiplied by 100; body fat also includes essential body fat and storage body fat. Our bodies need essential fat! A range of body fat for men is typically defined as 8-19%, while the healthy range for women is 21-33%.
BMI: Is your body mass index is a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. Having a high BMI can be an indicator of high body fatness. BMI can be used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems, but it is not diagnostic of the body fatness or health of an individual
Visceral Fat Score: Excess weight that develops over time around the center of the body, also called visceral fat. Remember abdominal obesity can have causes that aren't due to underlying diseases like diet, sedentary lifestyle, or alcohol use. Your doctor can give you more insight on your visceral score or if your abdominal fat is an issue.
Muscle Mass: Muscle mass is the amount of muscle in your body, including skeletal muscles, smooth muscles, and cardiac muscles. Muscle mass is the size of your muscles. Having a body analysis completed at NutrtiShop or using a scale that tracks muscle mass, body fat and water will help give you a full picture.
Measurements: One of the most accurate ways to track fat loss is to take body measurements. This allows you to determine how your body composition is changing. Taking measurements of certain areas can give you an idea of where you're losing fat, which is important since we all lose fat in different areas & in a different order.
Personally, I use a body composition scale
& I also measure myself using this measuring tape. I use these methods to track my progress because they are the most accurate and they are a true reflection of my efforts in my workouts and my nutrition. Make sure you find a method that works for you, and let’s get to tracking our progress!