Take full-body photos of yourself every 6-8 weeks on your journey to permanent weight loss. Take at least three photos of yourself: a front view, side view, and back view. Wear the least amount of clothing possible so you can observe changes in the shape of your body over time.
You may not like the idea of taking your photo now, but if you don’t take it, at some point you’ll probably wish you had.
Take circumference measurements every 4-6 weeks. Measure the circumference of your:
Measure the largest part of your:
Keep track of the total number of inches (or centimeters) you have lost so far on your journey to permanent weight loss.
Track changes in your percent body fat. Losing fat is more important than simply losing weight. You can get a rough estimate of your percent body fat using one of the following calculators:
Use our Fat Weight Lost Calculator to track how much fat weight you have lost (in pounds). Losing weight from fat is more important than simply losing weight.
Weigh yourself no more than once a week and keep as many factors consistent as possible.
Weight loss progress is more than just a number on the scale; it’s also about losing body fat and observing changes in the shape of your body.
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