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Why It’s Time To Stop Measuring Success On The Scale

Why It’s Time To Stop Measuring Success On The Scale

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Summer is just around the corner, and many of us will be trying to get in shape for holidays and special occasions. If you ask most people about their aims for the perfect beach physique, you’ll often hear the words weight loss mentioned. But is it time to stop focusing on the numbers on the scale, and start prioritising fat loss and muscle definition?

Why it’s time to stop weighing yourself religiously

Have you ever tried to lose weight and ended up putting more on because you seemed to put in loads of effort and saw no end product on the scale? If so, you’re not alone. The problem with healthy eating and exercising is that it doesn’t always reduce your overall body mass. If you’re toning up and you’re already a healthy weight, you may find that your body weight actually increases, as you are gaining muscle mass.

Weighing yourself daily can be counter-productive. It doesn’t just affect your mood. It may also give you a false interpretation of changes taking place in your body. Exercising should not only be used as a means of losing weight. It has so many other benefits, and it’s essential to take these into consideration. Physical activity reduces tension and stress, aids sleep and improves muscle strength and circulation.

Top tips for getting in shape

Are you are eager to get in shape and get rid of those stubborn flabby bits before summer? If so, consult 1st Phorm Blog for tips to combine healthy eating with frequent workout sessions. You can tailor your exercise programme to target specific areas of the body. You can also custom-design a nutritious meal plan to suit your tastes and dietary requirements.

Many people assume that working out involves going to the gym and running on a treadmill for hours on end. The reality is that there are countless forms of exercise you can try. Choose something you find enjoyable, and you won’t even feel like you’re working out. If you struggle for time, go for a short, but high-intensity session. If you get bored working out on your own, go to a class with some friends. Interval training, circuits and spin sessions are all fast-paced activities you can try with others. Start slowly if you’re not used to exercising. Within a few weeks, you should notice that your fitness has increased significantly. You can take the intensity of your workouts up a notch when you feel more confident. Aim for continual improvement and set yourself realistic challenges and goals.

Try not to focus on how much weight you’ve lost. Measure your success by how confident you feel, how your clothes fit and the visible changes you notice when you look in the mirror. Persevere if you’re making slow progress and stick to your plans. To begin with, you may find working out tough, but with every session, you’ll get stronger, leaner and fitter. Have fun and adopt healthy habits, which will improve your health and wellbeing for years to come.  

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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