We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again quick: stepping on a scale is only one way to measure your weight loss progress. We’re going to talk about non scale victories (also referred to as NSVs), which gives you an even better understanding of your weight loss journey and progress.
A scale is a great tool you can use to help track your progress, but it certainly isn’t the only tool, and it isn’t the be-all-end-all solution.
Yes, if you follow these tips above, you’ll have more consistent, accurate measurements on the scale.
But throughout your weight loss journey, the numbers will go up and down. That’s just the way weight loss works. This could be for a bunch of different reasons, some of them being: building muscle while losing weight, increasing the amount of water you’re drinking to stay hydrated, etc.
What's also really important is to recognize and celebrate your non scale victories, or as we call them, your "NSVs."
Non scale victories are wins and accomplishments that happen off the scale.
Maybe it's more energy. Maybe you feel happier. Maybe your shirt fits better.
Weight loss affects all aspects of our lives, and there are A LOT of things that the scale just can't measure!