Weight Loss: 7 Bodily Signs That Tell You Are Making Progress

If you've altered your diet and exercise habits in order to lose weight, there's more to consider than the number on the scale.

Ishaan Arora
Written by: Ishaan AroraUpdated at: Dec 16, 2022 16:14 IST
Weight Loss: 7 Bodily Signs That Tell You Are Making Progress

Nothing makes us happier than receiving a compliment like "you look slim today". One of the most attractive aspects of weight loss is the ability to break old habits and form new ones. We start living a structured life, eating according to our daily calorie intake, working out daily, getting a sound sleep and consuming protein-rich foods. However, not seeing any progress on the scale makes us demotivates, but did you know that when we start eating healthy foods, our bodies undergo several changes that we are unaware of? So, before you stop dieting, here are seven physical signs that you are losing weight.

Weight Loss Bodily Signs

Your Clothes Fit Different

It is commonly stated that belly fat is the last to go, so your entire torso area is not to be judged. However, you can spot that your top's arms and back are getting loose. You might also observe that your pants are comfortable around your waist and that you don't have to squeeze yourself in.

Improved Sleep

You fall asleep as soon as you lay down and wake up without feeling tired or bloated. If you feel sleepy all day, this is a sign that you are overtraining and not catching enough sleep.

Pro Tip

Don't compromise with the quality of your sleep because the majority of bodily changes occur while we sleep. Moreover, when we sleep, our hormone production is at its peak.

Also Read: 5 Best Pre-Workout Foods To Boost Performance

You Spot Muscle Definition

Muscle building is a slow process, even slower than weight loss. Your body type, diet and the type of exercise you've included in your plan will determine how quickly you notice changes. Therefore, if your biceps only have a single vein, don't lose heart because even a little growth is better than no growth.

Better Mood

Making healthy dietary changes can help you feel better and have more energy. Moreover, receiving compliments, Instagram likes, and shares after uploading a gym selfie help to boost confidence and motivate you to keep going.

No Body Pain

Weight loss contributes to increased strength, which leads to less pain, particularly in weight-bearing areas of the body, such as the lower back and shoulders. Improved fitness, on the other hand, allows you to run faster while also improving flexibility and mobility.

Increased Water Intake

The road to your dream body is incomplete without a sufficient and comparatively higher water intake. If your water consumption has significantly increased, it is a sure sign that you are making progress. 

Pro Tip

You can check your body's hydration levels by looking at the colour of your urine. If it's white, you're fine; if it's too yellow, you really need to drink some water.

You Are Not Constipated

Eliminating junk food and increasing your intake of leafy greens and vegetables can help with constipation while increasing your intake of complex carbohydrates can make your morning easy.

Also Read: 5 Best Bodyweight Exercises For Weight Loss

Bottom Line

Keep going if you're noticing these positive changes. If you're experiencing negative side effects such as fatigue or hair loss, it's time to reconsider your plan.

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