When it comes to weight loss, stepping on the scale is the easiest way to track your progress, but it’s not always the most effective. Taking body measurements throughout your journey will help you track your progress in a way that allows you to see how your body composition is changing and where you are losing fat and gaining muscle. The Rosemary Health virtual weight loss program combines proven prescription medications with lifestyle coaching and ongoing support with licensed doctors and nurses to help you reach your goals.
Follow these steps to take your measurements correctly. We recommend taking these measurements on the first day of your program and then every week after that so you can see your progress.
Use a flexible tape measure, measure twice and take the average between the two numbers to get your final measurement. Pull the tape measure so that it sits flat and even on the surface of your skin, but not so tight that it compresses it. It’s best to measure against your bare skin for greater accuracy. Always make sure the tape measure is parallel to the floor.
Take your measurements at the exact same time and under the same circumstances so you can trust the results. We recommend doing so first thing in the morning, after you’ve used the toilet, before eating or drinking anything.
As you lose weight and become healthier, you’ll notice a change throughout your entire body. Here are the areas to keep track of:
Download our handy measurement sheet to keep track of your progress! Remember that both weight loss and reduction in measurements are part of your success on this journey.