So often we ignore the scale because we get frustrated with the daily fluctuations. This is why we look at the way our clothes fit and the way we feel as the gage of whether we are losing weight. And in the process countless people have changed their view to dread the once relied upon scale. But as a certified trainer and nutritionist I know the scale is important for numerous reasons. It is most certainly a good gage to compare to, rely on and even show progress as long as you do not become obsessed with the scale. There are other factors to look at in terms of results but that does not mean the scale should be shunned. Let me share with you just why it is so important:
1. Shows Progress
If you are eating healthier, getting up earlier to exercise and sticking to a fitness program, you probably want to see that it is working. You notice a slight change in the way your clothing fit because they feel looser but what about the number on the scale? Well you won’t know unless you step on a scale in the beginning and after a few weeks of healthier behavior!