There are a million different academic studies that have shown the power of keeping a journal as an accelerated weight loss tool. However, did you know that there are three additional methods you can use, as well? They include adding your body measurements, getting a comprehensive blood test, and boosting your nutrition levels.
If you have noticed that your bathroom scale has not moved backward even a centimeter, don’t fret! Simply include some body measurements so you can better understand what’s happening with your body. You should keep track of your measurements at the same time of day, and at least once per week. For example, your scale may show that you have actually gained weight, but you may also notice that your pants are much looser. How can this be? If your exercise routine includes weight training along with HIIT workouts, you may have gained lean muscle mass, while having burned fat. Remember, lean muscle weighs more than fat.
Comprehensive Blood Test
A complete or comprehensive blood test can help you in numerous ways. The least of which will help you to better understand your actual health status. Understanding whether you have any conditions which may hamper your current weight loss routine will help you to make additional adjustments or changes that will make a bigger impact. It will also help you find what key nutrients may be missing from your diet. This could make all the difference in the world.
Whether or not you have discovered that you are missing some key nutrients, adjusting your diet regardless can flip the switch from slow burn – to rapid weight loss. Whether you choose low carb, high fat diets or high protein, low fat diets, eating the right foods are essential to not only weight loss, in ensuring your overall health.
So, remember, eat right, get a comprehensive blood test, and take daily body measurements. Not only will you burn more fat, faster, but you’ll also learn a lot about yourself you probably didn’t know! We have great trainers here at Fitness Chiropractic and Massage Therapy. Request an appointment today!