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To Weigh Or Not To Weigh, That Is The Question

fat size vs. muscle

For years we have all weighed ourselves, shouting for joy when we have lost a pound or two or shedding the odd tear if we haven’t. Or God forbid, we gain any!!  But before you leap on the scales and set your goals around your weight, let me help you look at some more accurate and effective approaches.  Weighing yourself does exactly what is says on the tin - weighs you.  However it doesn’t differentiate what it is weighing - fat, water, muscle etc.  If you are wanting to lose weight, what you are actually wanting to lose is fat, and build lean muscle which gives you toned arms, legs etc.  Did you know that muscle weighs more than fat? Throw hydration levels into the mix and you have another element that can affect your weight.  The more hydrated you are, the more water you have in your body, and therefore the more you weigh which is no bad thing.  So if weighing can give you unclear results, what are your other options?