#5 Break Out The Camera
Don’t trust yourself enough to gauge clothing fit? That’s ok! Break out that smartphone and snap some shots!
Photos are a great way to hone in on weight loss and can reveal where your body is changing shape. Unfortunately, you cannot “spot reduce” fat; each body responds differently to weight loss. Your images can help display where those first few pounds were lost Some of the most common sites to visually see fat loss is the face, neck, chest, and upper stomach area.
Take several images right before your weight in. Ideally in the nude or undergarments, first thing in the morning and after using the restroom. Remember to date each image for future reference and comparison.
Keep in mind, with ALL these methods, consistency and discipline is imperative. In other words, it took time to add the pounds on, it will most certainly take time to take them off! The more consistent you are with your plan, the faster you will see results. So don’t become frustrated if your first or second set of progress images don’t show major change. We’ll talk a little more about progress timing here shortly.
We recommend taking at least four images: 1. Facing front 2. Facing backward 3. Left side 4. Right side. Keep your body relaxed (Afterall, these images are for your eyes only!). If you don’t have a tripod or place to set your camera, use a large full-length or bathroom mirror to help. When taking images, try to keep your camera as level as possible.
Try to maintain the same pose and camera set up with all your progress photos. It will be much easier to compare images that are very similar vs positioned dramatically different!
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