These Photos Can Prove That Your Weight Is Meaningless.


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The numbers on a scale don’t tell us anything about your muscle density, awesomeness potential and unique body composition. So your weight is meaningless. Think about the amount of calories in a meal will never tell you the whole picture about what that meal is doing for your body.

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Eating 400 calories of candy/fast food/frozen dinners. Is it going to fuel your body the same way eating 400 calories of ground buffalo, avocado, quinoa and asparagus? That’s CRAZY talk.

These photos show that you can maintain your weight and still look stunning. Some people did choose the other path and their results are inspiring nonetheless. Different physiques require different choices!

Scroll down to see how incredible these women. And you will believe weight is meaningless.

 

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    Let's talk food and calories 👀🙌🏼 I get lots of questions about how much you should eat. It is not easy to answer this question. It depends on a lot of things: your weight, your height, your age, how active you are during the day, how often and how intensive you workouts are and what your goal is. But one is definitely easy to estimate. It's how much you shouldn't eat. You can't starve yourself ‼️ When I see people saying that they eat 800-1200 kcal, this seriously scares me. You won't get any results on a long run with this amount of calories. Your body and you need enough fuel to feel good, to take challenges and to achieve goals. Let's start the calculations with RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate), basically the amount of calories you burn when at rest (or in different words - you need to stay alive). The more active you are during a day, the more calories you should eat to maintain your weight. It is normal that when you want to lose fat you decrease your calories intake. However, you should be smart doing that. Don't put your body in a high calorie deficit straight from the beginning of the process. You will not have much to cut later on when you hit a plateau and you don't see any progress anymore. I would suggest starting at 10% of your calorie intake caloric decrease per day for a few weeks. If you look at my progress on the pictures, it happened mostly because I changed my eating habits (and started to workout out). In 2015 my eating was a total mess. There were days I forgot about food (too much work and stress) or I could eat the whole box of donuts only for lunch. When I switched to linear calories intake per day my results rushed. And the consistency and regular eating was the key. If you are now at a very low calorie intake and you don't see progress, try to eat more. It may be a little bit difficult at the beginning, you may gain weight but when your body adjust to it, you will see only benefits 💁🏼♥️🤗 #transformationtuesday #transformation #lifting #heavyweights #girlswholift #beforeandafter #ageisjustanumber #nutrition #eatbetternotless #bbgprogress #screwthescale

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    SCREW THE SCALE || I figured it was time for a friendly, yet firm reminder.🤗 YOU GUYS. PLEASEEEEEE STOP GETTING HUNG UP ON THE NUMBER ON THE STUPUD SCALE! PLEASE STOP THINKING YOUR WEIGHT EQUALS YOUR PROGRESS AND FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING PLEASE STOP LETTING YOR WEIGHT HAVE ANY AFFECT WHATSOEVER ON YOUR SELF ESTEEM, like I used to. To any of you who are where I once was, please listen to me. I am 5' 7" and weigh 140 lbs. When I first started #bbg I was 8 weeks post partum and 145 lbs. I weighed 130 before getting pregnant, so based on nothing besides my own warped perception, I decided my "goal weight" should be 122 and to fit into my skinniest jeans. Well after a few months of BBG and breastfeeding, I HIT IT and I fit into those size 0 jeans. Well guess what? I HAVE GAINED 18 POUNDS SINCE THEN. EIGHT FREAKING TEEN. Also, I have gone up two pant sizes and as a matter of fact I ripped those skinny jeans wide open just the other week trying to pull them up over my knees.😂 My point?? According to my old self and flawed standards, I would be failing miserably. THANK GOODNESS I finally learned to start measuring my progress by things that matter -- strength, ability, endurance, health, and HAPPINESS. Take progress photos and videos. Record how many push-ups you can do, ect. And if you can, your BFP -- there is only a 5 lb difference between my starting and current weight, but my body composition has changed COMPLETELY. I have never had more muscle and less body fat than I do now. I have never been healthier than I am now. I have never been more comfortable in my own skin than I am now. And if I didn't say #screwthescale long ago, I would have gave up on my journey. So to the little teeny tiny voice in the back of my head that still said "😳wtf is this- not 140!?😭😩" last week when I stepped on the scale, I say SCREW. YOU. And I think you should probably say the same to your scale too. #byefelicia 👋🏼🚫⚖ . . #bbgprogress #transformationtuesday #fit #fitness #workout #fitmom #fitchick #fitfam #fitnesstransformation #beforeandafter #sweat #mysweatlife #girlswithmuscle #girlgains #strongnotskinny

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    Quinta é dia de #tbt né?! 👀 . Será que composição corporal importa?! Está aí o exemplo do porque não deve-se prender apenas a balança! 😔 . 2012 = falsa magra! Foi uma das fases que eu consegui diminuir meu peso com algumas dietas malucas e treinando de vez em quando. Meu foco era o peso na balança ... se diminuiu eu tava magra 🙄 mas nitidamente a realidade era outra .. ALTO PERCENTUAL DE GORDURA E POUCA MASSA MUSCULAR. E óbvio que esse peso não se manteve porque eu fazia tudo errado e vivia no efeito sanfona. . 2018 = foco na composição comporal (verdadeiro emagrecimento). Comecei minha mudança de estilo de vida em 2016 e tive uma evolução de 83kg pra 67kg em 1 ano com dieta e treinos individualizados pra mim, focando em diminuir percentual de gordura e aumentar a massa muscular. Processo lento porém duradouro! Melhorei MUITO minha composição corporal. . Então é fato né gente .. muito mais importante que o peso é a COMPOSIÇÃO CORPORAL. . . MARCA A AMIGA AÍ QUE É A LOUCA DA BALANÇA 😂😂😂😂 . . OBS: antes que perguntem .. nunca fiz lipo ou outra plástica a não ser a prótese mamária que coloquei há 3 anos quando ainda era fofolete. Não alterou muito com meu emagrecimento porque eu já não tinha muita coisa mesmo (da pra perceber na foto de 2012). Então se mantiveram no lugar, de boa ✌🤙😎😍😂 é isso, infelizmente seios não aumentam com a musculação! Muito pelo contrário, a tendência dos seios naturais é diminuirem 😩 . . . #boraficarfortinha #fitnessmotivacion #fitness #bodyfitness #musculacao #antesedepois #antesedepoisreal #medicinaesportiva #nutrologia #nutrologiaesportiva

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    Now this is a very common question I always get asked. “How much weight have you lost since the start of your fitness journey?!” Uhmmmm. The truth is that I have stayed almost the exact same weight as when I started. As weird as it may sound, my weight has not fluctuated and if anyone were to ask me just how many kg’s I have lost.... the truth is none. This is living proof that the number on the scale is not an accurate measure of progress. Although I may have been the same weight in both the pictures, it is pretty clear that I certainly do not look the same. You see, this is why I find the scale to be so problematic. It does not take into account SO many factors, like for example how much of your weight is actually muscle and how much is fat, the time of the day you are weighing yourself, the time of the month, whether or not you have eaten etc etc. at the start of my fitness journey, I remember placing so much emphasis on that number on the scale. Losing a few kgs meant the world to me and gaining was a terrible fear. These days my approach could not be more different. I hardly ever weigh myself, and if I do it’s in hope that the scale will actually go up ( muscle gains 💪). How do I measure my progress? Besides taking progress pictures, my main benchmark is according to how I FEEL. I feel energetic, full of energy and confident- these are my main pointers of progress! So ladies, don’t let a pesky number on the scale dictate to you your self worth. It is not accurate, and can often hinder your progress. ⭐️⭐️

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