Its not always about the number on the scale!
One of my favorite facebook pages I follow is called “Go Kaleo” Go check it out and see how one girl has completely changed her body physique, yet her weight hasn’t changed on the scale. She is the same weight, yet she has transformed her body to a more lean look.
When it comes to body transformation the scale is only one small piece of the puzzle. However, I know way to many people who obsess over what the scales reads. The scale only reads body weight and there are so many other things to consider when making a body transformation (I don’t even like to say when trying to lose weight because you can totaly transform your body and drop sizes yet the scale shows no difference in weight)
Here I have posted some comments and tips from Go Kaleo who is a walking image of changing physique without any loss of pounds on the scale. She is a good example of someone who is patient (yet persistent) and has changed her body composition through exercise and eating healthy. Tips from Go Kaleo:
Eat enough real food to support your goals and activity. Be active every day and lift heavy things a few times a week. Get enough sleep. Be patient and consistent with your healthy habits. And your body will be healthy, fit and strong. You may have visible abs. You may have kick-ass legs. You may be super lucky and have both! But don’t expect to follow someone’s else’s diet and magically achieve THEIR body. It will never happen. You will achieve YOUR best body! And it will be awesome, just the way it is.
I get asked very often about how to target ‘problem areas’ (usually either belly fat or thighs/butt). You really CAN’T target specific areas. The way to lose fat from those areas is to change your body composition through FULL BODY resistance training, and consuming enough calories and nutrients to build muscle.
If you’re at a healthy weight, stop focusing on fat loss, and start focusing on increasing your lean mass. It’s really the only effective and *sustainable* way to deal with ‘problem areas’.
PS: it won’t happen overnight.
Physical activity is more important than ANYTHING else when it comes to your health. More important than what you eat, more important than what you weigh, more important than your genes. Yep, I sad it. Not that we shouldn’t take all those things into account, but even if everything else is perfect, if we’re sedentary we won’t be healthy. Exercise is an essential nutrient, like water, food, sleep and sunlight.
In both photos she weighs 160lbs. This photo is a great example of why one should not obsess over a number on the scale. Also, if you have lost some weight and struggle to lose more maybe its a matter of focusing on changing your physique and lean mass.