Do you remember that promise you made while trying not to choke on the twelve grapes in the new year? Well, if you applied with one of your goals if it was to lose weight , it is time for you to know that also climbing the scale should be part of your training or exercise routine, and not because we are masochists, but because will help more in what you imagine when fighting for your goal.
Although it sounds highly contradictory, the truth is that keeping track of your weight will help you to progress in terms of your lifestyle, you will only have to adopt seven habits to weigh yourself correctly and know how much you have advanced in your goal.
Record your weight
You have to be consistent that weighing is important, especially when you try to lose weight, gain muscle mass or maintain your current weight, climbing the scales often makes you more aware of where you are currently and how you progress in your routines, in addition, the Monitoring also helps you give up if you see results.
Use the same scale always
It is best to use the same scale every time you weigh yourself, even if the scale is not perfectly calibrated. When choosing a scale to weigh you the best is to buy yours instead of using a scale like you would find in the locker room of a gym , a pharmacy or mall, because to be used quite often, this excessive use can cause problems of calibration and inaccurate measurements.
Use a flat and firm surface
Scales work best when used on a firm surface, rather than a soft one such as a bath mat or a bedroom rug. Carpets and rugs can cause the scale to change position during use, which could cause measurement problems .
Climb the scale at the same time as always
To accurately track your weight, it is important to weigh yourself at the same time every day; weighing yourself at different times can generate large discrepancies in your weight pattern. The best time of day to weigh yourself is first thing in the morning , after having used the bathroom or before eating or drinking something. Why? Because the normal activities you do every day (eating, drinking or sweating) can cause weight variations.
Weigh yourself before exercising
It is quite easy to lose a kilo more or less during a strenuous training session, it is because you are losing weight with water in the form of sweat. The average person sweats between 0.8 and 1.4 liters per hour of moderate to high intensity exercise, which equates to a loss of 770 grams to 1.3 kg. If you exercise at dawn, it becomes a habit to weigh yourself regularly before exercising.
Weigh yourself naked
Clothes and shoes are also reflected in the numbers on the scale. That’s why you should weigh yourself completely naked, or make sure you weigh yourself with the same amount of clothes each time you climb the scale to eliminate the maximum variation margins between your actual weight and the grams that you add to what you wear.
Be optimistic with the result
Variations in weight occur day by day and may reflect more than the effectiveness of your diet and exercise regimen, so do not be mad about the numbers on the scale. It is important to keep in mind that your weight on the scale is just that, and may not be an accurate representation of a healthy body weight.
Now that you know that monitoring your body weight is important to maintain good health, these tips to get on the scale will definitely be useful.