You probably know the basic idea of losing weight: eat less & exercise more. At the beginning of your weight loss journey, you will find that the weight will come off quickly. But then your weight loss might stall even though you are still eating healthy and hitting the gym 3-5 times a week. How to overcome it? The answer might be NEAT.
NEAT stands for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis.
This is a fancy, scientific name for the movement you do when you’re not exercising. Think of everyday stuff you do while living your life, like walking, fidgeting, typing, and cleaning. That is NEAT.
While these activities might seem inconsequential, they burn calories that add up quickly. And those burned calories can make a big difference in your quest to lose weight.
You must burn an extra 3500 calories in a week to lose one pound of fat.
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Keeping track of your progress when you’re losing weight has obvious benefits – not only does it allow you to see what’s working and what isn’t, but documenting your success also provides easy motivation to keep going when things get tough.
It’s smart to calculate body fat percentage as part of a weight loss tracking routine. After all, when most of us say we want to ‘lose weight’, what we actually mean is: we want to lose fat. And as the average set of bathroom scales can’t differentiate between fat, water and muscle, how will we truly know if we’re on the right path unless we break things down a little?
While body fat percentage is a great metric to track as part of a whole, be aware that the most accessible ways to measure body fat come with a relatively significant margin of error, so it’s best to focus on taking consistent, easily replicable measurements in order to note a trend, rather than getting hung up on the actual figure itself.
I have a confession to make: I’m a total sucker for real-life weight loss stories. I love reading the backstories, I love poring over the struggles and triumphs, and I’m always interested to read about how people’s lives have changed since losing the weight. But the number one thing I scan the page for first? The before and after photos. Those photos are an instant and powerful visual marker that’s so much more real than the number of pounds they’ve dropped. Continue reading “How to Take Awesome Before and After Photos for Weight Loss”