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Losing Weight Vs Losing Fat


Isn't it crazy how obsessed we get with losing weight? People will literally start their day happy & motivated ๐Ÿ˜Š or sad & defeated ๐Ÿ˜• all because of a silly 3-digit number they see flashing back up at them each morning. And it sucks, because โ€œweight loss" isn't always a useful sign of progress. A buttload of things can influence it daily & weekly... ๐ŸŒก Hormones ๐Ÿ’ Your cycle ๐Ÿคข If you're sick ๐Ÿ’Š Supplements ๐Ÿ’ฆ Hydration levels ๐Ÿ˜ท Food intolerances ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ Soreness from your workout ๐Ÿฅ˜ Food content still in your belly ๐Ÿ’ฉ Whether or not youโ€™ve poo-pooed ๐Ÿ• A higher/lower salt intake than normal A lot can influence your weight on a short-term, day-to-day basis... but you know what you don't see on that list? โ€”> FAT LOSS โŒ๐Ÿ™…โ€โ™‚๏ธ Noticeable fat loss doesn't happen in a day. It happens over multiple weeks and months ๐Ÿ“† โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Weight loss & fat loss are related, but they are NOT the same thing. Once you realize thatโ˜๏ธ, you can start taking steps that'll put the power of the scale back in YOUR hands. One way is by taking measurements. If youโ€™re losing inches โ€” even at the same body weight โ€” itโ€™s a good sign you're losing fat! Another way is to look at how your average weight trends over time. How to do it โ€”> record your weight each morning ๐Ÿ“ , and for the love of god and all that is holy... do NOT worry about the number you see day-to-day! At the end of the week, you should have seven weigh-ins. Take 'em Add 'em all up Divide 'em by seven The number you end up with is your weekly weight average. Over time, you want to see that weekly average trend downward ๐Ÿ“‰ The Bottom Line: Don't let your fluctuations in body weight discourage you. It's normal, and it does NOT reflect your true fat loss progress. โœ… Focus on fat loss by monitoring measurements, long-term weight trends, and progress pictures!


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