How To Take Body Measurements For Weight Loss

Have you ever spent several weeks exercising and watching your diet, only for the scale not to move?!?! We all have and there’s a very good reason for that: The scale doesn’t tell the whole story, not even half of it, a quarter of it at most. If the scale freaks you out, taking your measurements is another great option to track your progress.

Taking measurements is a great option for tracking progress because it doesn’t require any fancy equipment and anyone can do it. Taking your measurements can show you where you’re losing fat, which is important since we all lose fat in different areas and in a different order.

Taking your measurements can help reassure you that things are happening.

How To Take Your Measurements:

Start by wearing tight fitting clothing (or no clothing). Make a note of what you’re wearing and always measure in those clothes. Here’s how to do it:

  • Bust/Chest: Measure around the chest – right across the nipple line.
  • Waist: Measure right across your belly button.
  • Hips: Place tape measure around the “last thing to hit the door on the way out.”
  • Thighs: Measure around the biggest part of each thigh.
  • Arms: Measure around the biggest part of the upper arm.

Take your measurements every 4 weeks and be patient with yourself. It takes months for many of us to see significant changes.

We can’t be perfect all the time, so use these numbers as guideposts, not something that decides whether you’re a good person or not.

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