How to measure weight loss without looking at the scale

Updated: Jun 18, 2018

For many years, the scale has been a dreaded device to measure the progress of your weight loss journey. Each morning you would wake up, step on the scale,  and cross your fingers that it showed a number less than the day before. The scale created anxiety in your life, and eventually you would stop your fitness and nutrition plan because the numbers on the scale weren’t changing. Your self-esteem would be crushed and after taking two steps forward you have now taken three steps back.

At Dilworth Functional Wellness we don’t measure weight loss by the number on the scale. A much more important measurement to us is your body fat percentage, your lean body mass, and how your clothes are fitting. We have invested into a state-of-the-art machine called the InBody 570, as well as a rock star staff specially trained to help interpret your results and provide you with recommendations on how to make improvements to your numbers.

Looking only at the number on the scale doesn’t take into account as you lose fat, you may also gain muscle. It doesn’t take into account that you have gone from a thirty-five inch waist to a thirty inch waist. Those results are something to celebrate!  Do not become frustrated because you still weigh the same. With our InBody 570, you can schedule a quick thirty minute meeting to correctly measure your body fat percentage, muscle mass, fat mass, and learn where you stand in relation to being healthy. Our dietetic technician will review all of your numbers with you and help you make some adjustments to improve your metrics. In four to six weeks we will review your progress again  to see if what you are doing is working, and also make some more small adjustments to your fitness and nutrition.

Progress is a slow, steady process but measuring the proper numbers and individualized guidance along the way will allow you to stay on track to continue moving forward through your health and fitness journey.


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