THE TRUTH ABOUT THE SCALE
The scale doesn't matter when it comes to fat loss. It's not a good gauge of measurement. This is due to the fact that on any proper fat loss journey you will gain lean muscle as you are losing body fat. Muscle weighs more than fat therefore in some cases the number on the scale may even increase.
This is enough to drive many people mad because as a society we have become conditioned to think our bodyweight is what makes us fat, skinny, healthy, or unhealthy, etc. This is a fallacy.
The only time you should weigh in is once per month - and this is a very small piece of your fitness tracking.
HOW TO TRACK PROGRESS
1. How you feel
When you begin a new fat loss journey, the first place you'll start noticing the changes is your mood and overall energy. When you remove processed carbs and start fueling properly, your day to day state of being will uptick.
2. How your clothes fit
On a real fat loss journey you will notice that your clothes fit looser in most areas and tighter in some. They will likely feel looser in the waistline and tighter in the arms as you will be recomping your body.
3. How you look in the mirror
Before the scale even moves you are likely to see visible changes in the mirror. Your shoulders will become more defined and your overall fat will deplete. You may notice this in the face and body all at once. You should always aim to take check-in pics every 2 weeks. Keep a gallery or album in your phone for pic tracking.
DON'T OVERTHINK IT
Even with the black & white right here in front of us, we can still become victim to the number on the scale. A practical stance cannot always beat years and years of conditioning.
The biggest thing is to stay self-aware and never overthink your fat loss journey. Give yourself one time per month to step on the scale as mentioned and always do this in the morning on an empty stomach.
Stay consistent and "trust the process." You will always be victorious.