- Ultimately you are probably doing all this to look and feel better, not lose/gain weight. In which case measurements are a much more applicable measure of progress.
- As with daily weigh ins, try to make sure you are measuring under the same conditions every time you measure but rather than daily, we recommend weekly or bi-weekly as measurements tend to change less frequently than weight.
- You don;t need to measure every part of your body, measure the areas that are most applicable to you. For men who want to grow their legs, you might want to measure your thighs and calves, for women who want to fit into a dress, you might want to measure your hips and waist.
- Whether you measure yourself or get a partner to measure you, make sure you are using points of reference on your body. Here are some tips:
Waist – Around the belly button
Hips – Around the widest part of your bum
Thighs – Around the widest part of your leg
Arm – Half way between the top of your shoulder and elbow
Chest – For guys, around the nipples. For girls, just below the breasts.