(Closed) NO scale-inches only

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
Member
1260 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think inches are far more motivating than a number on a scale, becuase inches affect how your clothes fit you. I used to work as a weight loss counselor, and clients would regularly be really upset if they didn’t lose much weight on the scale, even if the inches lost were HUGE! I’m talking a size or two here!

I only get weighed when I go to the doctor. I think your system is a great idea!

Post # 4
Member
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

I do a combo of inches lost and pounds. I have very little healthy fat my body can lose (maybe 5 pounds max) so I do focus more on the inches.

That being said, I use my scale to measure my body fat once a week. It has those cool sensors that send an impulse through your body to determine you body fat percentage. By default I know what I weigh every week because I have to weigh myself to figure out my body fat percentage.

While I think inches are way more important that weight, I do think weight is important. If you are quite a bit overweight than the number on the scale DOES matter to a point. You can only replace so much fat with muscle, you know? That is why I think a combo approach is best, making sure to weigh yourself less often so you don’t focus so much on pounds lost.

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