Why the Number on the Scale Isn’t as Important as Your Dress Size

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If you’re like most women, you decide how well you’re doing at losing fat by stepping on the scale every day. STOP! While it’s tempting to judge yourself based on that number you see, there is much more to fitness, Superwoman. Weighing yourself obsessively can be detrimental to your progress because it messes with your head.

The number on the scale is in NO WAY a trustworthy measurement of how well you are doing at reaching your fitness goals.

The Secret Reasons Why Your Weight Doesn’t Matter

Here are some reasons why your weight might go up or down:

There’s one reason why your weight doesn’t matter that we haven’t mentioned yet, but it’s the most significant reason of all. The truth is, you can be losing overall body fat yet actually be gaining weight at the same time. How is this possible? Keep reading for the surprising answer, Superwoman!

For Women’s Body Transformation, Fat Loss Is Better Than Weight Loss


There is a big difference between fat loss and weight loss. The scale only measures your total weight, not your body fat percentage. Even those fancy scales that supposedly measure body fat percentage do so using statistics of sex, age, height, and current weight, which may be completely inaccurate.

When it comes to women’s body transformation training, the goal of every transformation coach is to give their clients a toned figure—NOT to lower the numbers on their scales. Body transformation coaches don’t focus on weight but on overall body composition. We preach self-love and support—don’t ever punish yourself for not weighing in at a certain number.

In fact, if you are a sedentary individual, after you start a women’s body transformation program, you might find that at first you lose weight, then you gain weight! Crazy, right?

This is a good thing, because it means that you are gaining lean muscle mass. At the end of the day, muscle weighs more than fat. If you’re gaining weight after starting a women’s body transformation training program and haven’t been overeating, this is why.

You are replacing your useless, light body fat with strong, dense muscle tissue, Superwoman!

The Correct Way to Measure Body Transformation Success


If your goal is to change your dress size through women’s body transformation training, you should be focusing on your body fat percentage and waist-to-hip ratio, not your dream weight.

Why? It comes down to what most of my female clients consider the epitome of a perfect female body: a small waist, curvy hips, and strong, toned legs and arms.

The best way to get this kind of physique is to track your body measurements, as well as your body fat percentage.

A body transformation coach can help you do this successfully. They will have you measure your waist, hips, thighs, upper arms, and sometimes other body parts. Using a calliper, they may also check your skinfold body fat. This is a fairly easy test that any body transformation coach will know how to do correctly.

Other Crucial Ways to Measure Your Body Transformation Results


You can also track your body fat percentage and body transformation results through:

If you absolutely must use the scale out of habit, try doing a daily weigh-in first thing in the morning, after you use the bathroom. Then take the average of those weigh-ins each week.

Track your progress by looking at the weekly averages, NOT the daily changes. Women’s body transformation training is a marathon, not a sprint! Your goal is long-term, sustainable, maintainable results.

How to Start Building Lean Muscle & Transforming Your Body

You can start building your muscles today, merely by the act of doing a few push-ups, squats, and planks.

However, if you’d like some expert guidance on your body transformation journey, remote body transformation coaching can be a very effective option. At Body Academy, we specialize in transforming the bodies of women experiencing menopause, with a major emphasis on creatin lean muscles, cultivating positive mindsets, and having fun!

Our clients have achieved stunning results with our women’s body transformation programs, including:

Find some real-life inspiration—read their success stories!

Get Expert Guidance on Women’s Fitness Body Transformation—for Free

If you’re interested in mindfulness, but aren’t sure whether it’s right for you, check out our free guide, The 7-Day Mind and Body Transformation Plan.

This free women’s body transformation program teaches you how to start living your best life after age 45. Try it today!


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