Why You Should Stop Looking At Your Weighing Scale When You Are Trying To Lose Weight

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This is week 3 of my 12 weeks challenge. Time flies!

With MAX Workouts program, I am on week 3 now and I am still sticking to the same exercises from week 1, but increasing the weights every week.

I’m increasing the weights (dumbbells) that I lift every week by 2.5kg per side and this is really stressing my muscles out.

What I’m trying to do is to make sure that I challenge my muscles so that they will grow and hence, increase my metabolism to burn more fat for 24 hours of the day.

So far so good, but I have to make sure that I keep to the diet and nutrition which is pretty my biggest weakness in this program.

The weighing scale can be a great device to help you track your weight but it can be a deceiving and demoralizing device in your weight loss journey.

If you are trying to live a more active lifestyle by doing cardio exercises such as running and lifting weights, you will be in for a shock if you are relying on your weighing scale to tell you your progress.

One thing about your weighing scale is that it always tells you the truth, but it does not show you the whole picture of your body transformation.

I am currently on week 3 in my MAX Workouts program and my weighing scale shows that my weight increased slightly.

Should I panicked and give up all of my exercise routine immediately?

Of course not!

One thing to take note when you are trying to lose weight and burn fat is that you should not allow your weighing scale to demoralize your effort and bring you down.

The fact is that it is ok to see your weight increasing when you are exercising more with cardio and weights. This is due to the reason that you are increasing your muscle mass.

The increase in muscle mass means that your weight will increase and the increase in your weight does not mean it is a bad thing. (You are getting more muscle that is good for burning your fat away!)

What I suggest is that if the weighing scale does affect your morale, stop checking your weight and look yourself in the mirror as your gauge.

If you are really working out hard with MAX Workout program or your own program, you will definitely see the improvement in the shape of your body.

The mirror doesn’t lie, the weighing scale does.

If standing on your weighing scale demoralizes you, do yourself a favor and stop doing that. Look yourself in the mirror to check your progress and continue to work out hard. The results will come. You will definitely see it if you are always putting one foot in front of the other and moving towards your goal.

Don’t give up, train hard, eat clean and live healthier. Keep going!

To your best physique,
Vincent

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3 Responses to “Why You Should Stop Looking At Your Weighing Scale When You Are Trying To Lose Weight”

  1. Maria says:

    Vincent,
    Thanks for sharing this article with us.

    I’ve heard from some nutrition experts here in Europe that one should look at the weighing scale regularly but not too often.
    Let’s say that one will look at it every wednesday that should be a span big enough to compare.
    I’ m sure that you will see good results very soon