- Measure your progress by measuring inch loss
- See how well your clothes suit you
- Measure body fat to see if you are responding to diet and lifestyle changes
Health experts, nutritionists, and even fitness experts believe that the scales aren’t the best way to measure your progress when trying to lose weight. Your progress can be measured by various other factors, such as: B. How well your clothes fit you, how active you feel, how well you can sleep, and much more. In one of her recent posts on Instagram, nutritionist Nmami Agarwal shares two things to do while trying to lose weight.
Weight Loss: 2 Things You Should Do As Nmami Agarwal Suggested
According to Agarwal, if you are trying to lose weight the first thing to do is stop weighing yourself and start measuring your body fat. That way, you can better gauge how well you are responding to the changes you’ve made in your diet or lifestyle.
To calculate your body fat percentage, you can add your waist and hip measurements and then subtract your neck measurement to get your girth value. If your waist is 32 inches, hips 36 inches, and neck 13.5 inches, your girth value is 54.5.
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Regularly measuring body weight, especially in women, is not an accurate way of measuring your progress for several reasons. Your body experiences hormonal changes during your menstrual cycle that can affect your body weight. Additionally, you may experience water retention, gas, constipation, and indigestion, which can also make you weigh more.
In addition, the scales cannot differentiate between your muscle, fat or water weight. All it can do is measure the ratio of your body mass to gravity.
Follow a diet that includes all of the good groups like fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Avoid restrictive diets as these can exacerbate food cravings and mood swings, cause irritability, and increase the risk of nutrient deficiencies.
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For healthy weight loss, you need to have a balanced diet and practice portion control. Even if you have sweets and desserts, portion control is key.
Consistent and regular exercise is another key to effective and sustainable weight loss, fitness, mobility, mobility and general freedom from disease. Include both strength training and cardio in your fitness routine.
Also, to take care of your sleep, make sure you get 7 to 9 hours of good sleep every day, relieve stress, and avoid smoking and alcohol.
All of these measures ensure that you blend in better with your clothes, become less sluggish, increase your energy levels and feel good, positive and active. Try them out now!
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(Nmami Agarwal is a nutritionist at Nmami Life)
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