Maybe you know this…
…You have just started your program. You were really motivated and pushed yourself through your first fasting week. And then you stepped on the scale and thought „Oh noooo“.
… Or you are already a little longer in the fasting game, you started off with some great results, it went really well and then you recognized that you don’t lose weight anymore.
These are two typical scenarios of people who do bodyfasting. Did you experience something like this? We tell you: Just take a deep breath. This doesn’t mean anything at all, neither that intermittent fasting doesn’t make sense nor it doesn’t work for you.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT INTERMITTENT FASTING:
The body usually needs some time in order to adapt to intermittent fasting. Sometimes it takes more than two weeks or even longer until you can measure your first results. Maybe you don’t like to hear that but patience is key.
So what is your first strategy if you recognize that your scale doesn’t show the results you hoped for?
1. STEP: SHIFT YOUR THINKING
You are so so much more than this. And first and foremost you are on your way to do it differently this time, right? Drop your diet mindset now! So, if you step on the scale, be aware that your scale shows exactly ONE thing: A number.
2. STEP: TIMING IS EVERYTHING
It is important to weigh yourself at the same time and/or under the same conditions.
In addition to that women have usually a hard time during their menstrual cycle because of water retention in the body. This is completely normal. This means that fluctuations in weight are not the proof that something isn’t working! It means exactly the opposite!
Your body relies on a dynamic process, imagine a wave with a tendency down. This is how the body works. So relax and take care about the time and situation when you weigh yourself!
3. STEP: MANAGE YOUR STRESS
Our tip: Make your life easier, not harder. Weigh yourself weekly not daily and improve your stress management right away – with a different awareness if you step on the scale.
WHAT TO DO IF THE SCALES LIES TO YOU?
The take home message here: The body weight is only one way to track your success.
ARE THERE OTHER WAYS TO MEASURE?
Another idea is to take measurements of your body at different areas to track changes in circumference. Have you done this in the past? This is a great way to measure success, sometimes it’s even more accurate than the numbers of the scale. 📏The requirements: You have to know where and how to measure.