I have found that there is some confusion regarding how to measure your self while on the Medifast diet. You do not have to go for counseling or to a weigh-in where someone records your progress as some people mistakenly think. Even people who don’t believe this misinformation still think that results must be recorded somewhere.
The Medifast diet plan does not require you to weigh in or record your measurements. Doing so is entirely up to you. Some people find that keeping a record helps them stay motivated as they can easily track their progress but this is not a requirement of the program and I, myself, do not journal or chart and only infrequently take my measurements.
Adjusting your behaviors and working towards a healthier new you is pressure enough. I don’t need to feel like I’m taking a written test. If my clothes are fitting looser or there’s a change in my physique then I know I’m making progress! Conversely, if my cute new dress isn’t hanging quite the way I like it, then I know that I need to make some adjustments in the way that I’ve been eating. Lean and green is the way to go and I’ll know if I’ve fallen too far off that path.
I focus on averages. Some days you slack off and eat poorly and other days you have great results. I try not to celebrate or panic too much either way, as my strategy is to rely on averages instead of day to day results.
I often measure myself at the end of the month so I can see this average instead of weighing myself every day and becoming frustrated. I find that I can motivate myself very well this way.
To answer the question: you can weigh yourself however you want. The company does not require you to do so. If you find it helpful, you should do whatever you can to motivate yourself. If you are hesitant and do not want to weigh, you don’t have to and you can rely on other observations to measure your diet.
I can often guess at my weight loss by looking in the mirror as well as by feeling how my clothes fit and if I am more comfortable in them. When I weigh in monthly I often find that I have been quite accurate in my guessing. However, if you are not good at doing it this way then by all means use the method that helps you the most.
Weight loss is a personal process and no one thing is always right, or wrong, for every person. It’s up to the individual to find the method that keeps them focused and remaining positive.Like this blog post? Buy me a coffee or send me a tip!!!