Do you also think "Why don’t I see any results" ?

I often get asked “Why don’t I see any results?” What I am going to tell you is don't give us hope. This is a common question and something, a lot of people struggle with, especially when starting workout or getting back to exercise plan. So here's some of advice.

First and foremost I recommend, do not focus on the progress scale report for a while. Here's why, usually when you're referring to results, most people are talking about weight loss. And the truth is there are probably tones of results going on in your body that you just can't see yet. Those things can include internal changes like gaining muscular strength, changing your body composition. You may be reducing your body fat and replacing it with more lean muscle. You may be gaining cardiovascular stamina, endurance. You're probably gaining more flexibility. More range of motion, may be even more balance and coordination. And all of those things, don't show up when you step on the scale report. So it's really important not to get too over focus on this scale report or even how your clothes may be fitting. It's very common when somebody starts working out, that they may even feel their clothes getting a little bit tighter, maybe even seen the scale go up. Don't panic, if that's happening to you. As long as you're eating healthy and you're exercising regularly, you will eventually see results.

Now it's really important to note that some people when they start exercising, they actually overcompensate unknowingly most of time, with extra calories. So just be sure, that you're not using that “I burned, I earned it” excuse and eating all the calories back that you may have burned during your workout.

Another reason I recommend why you should ignore the progress scale is because you are weight can fluctuate, so much. You must understand that it's totally normal for body weight to fluctuate by as much as 5 kg, due to your body’s water composition. Water makes up approximately 65 to 90 percent of a person weight and variation in the water content in a Human body can move the scale by 5 kg or more from date today. This is one of the main reasons that diuretics are so popular, because they just flush the water out of your system which results in a short term weight loss. But they don't actually change your body composition in anyway.

Sometimes your workout can actually cause that number on your progress scale to go up and there's a reason behind this to. A Person scale mass is a combination of muscle, fat, bone, the brain and neural tracked connective tissue, blood, lymph, intestinal gas, urine and even the air that we carry on our lungs. Immediately after a workout the percentage of mass in each of these categories can shift as much as 15 percent. So intense workouts can cause variability on the scale due to factors like hydration, inflammation from muscle damage repair which is called delayed onset muscle soreness and even the amount of intestinal by-product or urine and blood volume. So again don't panic, if you see if the scale going up after a workout, but also don't get too excited if you see it going down afterwards because that lost could just simply be water that you've lost in sweat.

 

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