5 Ways to Measure Weight Loss Without a Scale


So you’ve been putting in the work to lose a few extra pounds, tone up, or just get a little healthier. That’s awesome! But losing weight is about more than just numbers, and you should never judge your success or your health solely based on the scale. Here are few ways to know you’re making progress without hopping on the scale.

1. Your Skin Improves

Gotta love that post workout glow! But it is true. Skin is known to be clearer, smoother, and more hydrated when you workout, drink more water, or eat more fruits and veggies.

2. You’ll Feel Less Stressed

Have you noticed lately that you’re a lot less tense? Maybe it’s easier for you to sit down and have a nice meal, connect with a friend, or keep your cool at work. Nutritious meals and getting enough exercise can lower your stress levels and boost your mood.

3. Boosted Energy

Forget about that 2 o’clock crash. The healthier you are, the more energy you’ll have! Keeping your body fueled properly and in peak shape helps you stay energized throughout the day.

4. Active Participation

When you feel better, you’re more inclined to participate. Whether it’s getting to the bar for trivia, painting with the kids, or taking on a more active role at work, when you get healthy you get out and do more.

5. Friendly Comments

Have you been hearing “hey you’re looking good” lately? Maybe a “daaaang” thrown in every now and then? We are usually our own hardest critics and sometimes it can be hard to see progress before anyone else. So, take every compliment someone gives you, you deserve it.

Of course exercising and eating better is usually due to people wanting to lose a little bit of weight or even keep some off, but don’t let your life be ruled by that scale, and keep up the good work!

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