Weight loss and inches lost sometimes go side-by-side because when you lose a significant amount of weight, you tend to lose inches too. However, it’s possible to lose inches without seeing the scale budge. Hence, you should take both the measurements into consideration when you’re considering your health and fitness goals.
If you are currently overweight, and wondering which one you should focus on more – losing weight or inches, here is your answer. You should first focus on modifying your diet and exercise program to help you lose pounds until you’re in, or approaching, the healthy BMI weight range. As you get close to your original goal weight, shift your focus to measuring inches lost.
If you’re at a healthy weight, tracking inches lost in key areas — your chest, waist, hips and thighs — can help you see that you’re getting fitter even if you’re not losing weight.
If your weight loss goals revolve entirely around pounds lost and seeing a specific number of the scale, you’re ignoring other factors that affect your health. You might achieve your goal weight and still carry too much body fat, and continue to face a higher risk of disease.
Therefore, we always suggest consulting a nutrition professional for help setting realistic goals for your body type. They will guide you with the most appropriate health routine for your body keeping in mind your body type.