The Scale isn't Everything

Imagine an elevator being held up by only one cable. If that cable breaks, the elevator falls...
Remedy Athletics
March 17, 2021
The Scale isn't Everything

Imagine an elevator being held up by only one cable. If that cable breaks, the elevator falls. 

Now imagine an elevator being held up by many cables. If one cable breaks, the rest of the cables can still hold the elevator in place. The more cables you have, the less you have to rely on each cable to do the work alone.

With nutrition, it’s easy to put ourselves on a single-cable elevator and rely solely on what the scale says to measure our progress. But what happens when the scale doesn’t move?

At Remedy Athletics Nutrition we help our clients measure their progress using many different variables, not just the number on the scale, so that they can stay motivated and consistent week after week. Throughout your nutrition and fitness journey, we expect challenges to arise and we’re here to help you through them. That’s why we use many different variables to help you measure your progress.

Below is a list of just a few markers of progress we use to see if you’re heading in the right direction!

Body Composition – If you’re strength training regularly, it is possible to see the scale stay the same, but for your body fat percentage to go down and your lean muscle mass to go up. Hip and waist measurements are at-home methods to estimate body comp change, but the best thing to do is to get your body fat percentage tested.

Stress Levels – Stress can negatively impact your health in many ways. We, as nutrition coaches care about your health and wellness as a whole, not just the fact that more stress may lead to “stress eating”. That’s why, when you work with us, we will give you different techniques to help you manage your stress levels. If you are able to reduce your stress levels while on your way to better nutrition and fitness, that’s a huge step in the right direction!

Water Intake – In the US, 75% of adults are chronically dehydrated. Drinking more water everyday will make you a healthier person overall, and that’s what we’re all about. Consider your extra Nalgene of water a big success.

Hunger Levels – It’s okay to be hungry, we actually expect it. But we don’t want you to be absolutely starving all the time. If you are able to eat within your target macros and experience a decrease in your hunger levels, that likely means that you are eating more high volume, nutrient dense foods, and that’s a huge win!

Mindset Shifts – We hope that throughout your nutrition and fitness journey, you experience many shifts in your mindset. About “good food” and “bad food”. About being perfect with your diet. About how you feel about your body. Whenever you experience a healthy change in your mentality, we want you to be able celebrate that as a massive success. 

At Remedy Athletics Nutrition, it’s important to us that our clients are able to realize and appreciate their growth in any of the areas above and more. These markers can definitely help “hold your elevator up” when the scale isn’t showing all your hard work. And even when your weight is going in the right direction, focusing on these lifestyle changes can help you lead a healthier, happier life.

Love these tips, but feel like you want some more guidance and support? Work with a 1-on-1 coach who will get to know you and your lifestyle and develop a personalized nutrition program to get you lasting results.

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