How are you measuring body fat? If you’re using a scale, then ignore the number. They are quite inaccurate.
Get a caliper test done. Even if it’s only 3 points, you can still measure progress. And it will be a lot more accurate than a scale.
Thanks! I was internally going with ‘scales are shit’ but was curious if there was some major obvious thing I was missing. Where could I get a caliper test? - isn’t that a little non-scientific, not allowing for water retention and unique body shape etc. Guess I need to read up on how it works.
Ultimately, the best way to judge progress is with a mirror. But, if you want to track measurable goals, weigh yourself every 2-4 weeks, and get your BF tested once a month. Always do the weigh-in and BF testing at the same time of day and week, to maintain the highest consistency.
While it may not be wholly accurate, you’ll be able to see a trend, which is especially helpful if, like me, you momentarily stop seeing visible changes in the mirror. It’s also a good way to gauge if a program is working - if you weigh the same, but BF goes down, you’re doing well. If you weigh less/more and BF rises, you’re going in the wrong direction.[/quote]
Sorry, I’m an idiot not to mention that my BF% started at 48.9% - 167 lbs (oh my god that’s almost half my body, help I can’t breath! lol) and is down to 46.2% - 151 lbs(today) which is up from last weeks 45.4% - 153 lbs. So overall it’s down - guess I’m just being pyschotic/neurotic about the whole thing.