Preparation – weight and measure
Before you start your Slim Habit you need to establish your base line. You need to know what you weigh and what you measure so that you can judge your progress. So, get some reliable scales, a tape measure, and a note book.
It’s always best to weigh yourself at the same time every day. It’s a good idea to weigh yourself as soon as you get up in the morning. How often you weigh yourself is up to you, but expect your weight to fluctuate from day to day. You will lose a pleasing amount of weight after a Low Calorie Day, for example, but some of that weight will return the following day. Over time, the trend will be down.
As your weight fluctuates from day to day, measuring yourself gives you a better indication of how much progress you are making.
When you first start you may be pleasantly surprised by how much weight you lose. Much of this will be retained water. This loss will be reflected on the scales and in your measurements. However, when you start to exercise and gain more muscle, your scales won’t give you an accurate picture of your actual fat loss because muscle weighs more that fat. If you measure yourself it will confirm that you are making progress.
Measure yourself on your start date to set your base line and then thereafter once a week.
Here’s what you should measure:
Waist: Just above the hipbone.
Hips: From the centre of your bottom, round to just above the pubic bone.
Thighs: Centre or largest part of your thigh.
Calf: Round the middle of your calf.
Biceps: Half way between your elbow and your armpit.