Get a weigh­ing scale

HWM (Malaysia) - - FEATURE -

So, you went on a diet and signed up for a gym pro­gram. But are th­ese mea­sures ef­fec­tive in help­ing you lose weight? Per­haps you think you’ve slimmed down, based on what you saw in the mir­ror this morn­ing. But can you be sure?

Noth­ing beats a bath­room scale in reaf­firm­ing the ef­forts you’ve put in. Ver­sus a tra­di­tional scale, a smart dig­i­tal scale like the Fit­bit Aria or the Withings Smart Body An­a­lyzer usu­ally has the added ben­e­fits of sync­ing with com­pat­i­ble apps or ser­vices for eas­ier progress track­ing.

That said, don’t live by the scale. It’s all too easy to pat your­self on the back and in­dulge in some fried chicken af­ter you saw that you’ve lost a bit of weight, or start to skip more meals at the detri­ment of your health when the num­bers went up. In fact, my rec­om­men­da­tion is to use the scale to help you get to the healthy weight range, and then toss it out. Then get a pair of jeans that fits you just right. For when the jeans get tighter, you’ll in­tu­itively know what’s wrong.

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