Why the scale is not always the best way to evaluate a weight loss program.
The key to losing weight for many people is not just reducing their caloric intake but also increasing their ability to burn those calories. And nothing turns your body into a 24-7-365 fat burning metabolic furnace like strength training.
But here’s the deal: muscle is denser and heavier than fat, yet also takes up less space. Consequently one of the first things that I try to do is get my clients to stop focusing on the scale’s ever fluctuating numbers and start focusing on how they feel in their clothes (and in their own skin!).
Of course, strength training isn’t a magic bullet. It’s just one important piece of the puzzle along with regular cardiovascular activity and healthy eating (I can help with that too). It’s all about feeling better in the body you’ve been given.