How To Take Accurate Progress Photos

We all want to see our hard work pay off. From hours in the gym to proper meal planning on the weekends… what good is it if we don’t feel or see like we did anything? The key to understanding your growth comes in good progress photos. Here are some tips to follow in order to see your progress in the most accurate light.

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I would say the @WW goddesses have blessed me this week since I saw a 3 lb loss on the scale but…I’m taking ALL the credit. The past two weeks I’ve worked hard to adjust things to bust out of my months-long plateau, and I’m excited to be in week 2 of solid losses. I’ll tell anyone who asks me for advice the same things: 💙Track Everything 💙Track Honestly 💙Weigh and measure foods as often as possible 💙Avoid guessing on points as often as possible 💙 Be open to trying new foods and recipes 💙 Be careful of zero point food portions I say these things because they’re the habits I’ve formed to stay on track and see such amazing progress, but that last one? About the zero point foods? Yeah, I was being a little too generous with those. I’ve reigned it in and have been way more mindful about what I’m eating and why. Am I stressed or hungry? Am I bored or does my body actually need some fuel? Some days are better than others, but it’s all about balance. I think I’m in a great place in this journey – a new stretch of the path that makes this a sustainable, long term change. It’s uncomfortable to realize that the things you’ve been doing aren’t working and the things you’re used to need to change. But…that’s life. It’s not easy. My mindset has evolved many times in the past 19 months….but it’s had to because I’ve found myself in new territory as I’ve seen more and more progress. I’ve learned so much about what I’m capable of. That I’m a fighter. That I’m strong. That I can accomplish things that seem impossible. ———- #ww #wwcommunity #wwfreestyle #wellnessthatworks #weightlosstransformation #weightlossjourney #weightloss #beforeandafter #beforeandafterweightloss #beforeandduring #beforeandduringweightloss #katcrew #katcrewslay #facetofacefriday

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Take Your Photos at the Same Time of Day, on the Same Day 

Our bodies process foods differently. Taking a photo directly after a big dinner on a Friday night won’t exactly make you feel your best. So take a photo in the morning, before breakfast when there’s no bloating. Also, take your photos on the same day, preferably a mid-week day when you’re far away from tempting weekends.

Take Your Photos in the Same Light

If you take your photos in a dark area, your muscles won’t show up. Take your photos in good lighting — ideally natural lighting by a window.

 Wear The Same Clothes 

Choose an outfit that you’ll take your progress photos in because all clothes fit differently and might hug you in different areas.

Make Two Sets Of Photos

One set of flexing, one set of relaxed photos to get a more realistic idea of how you’re looking.

Don’t Compare Your Progress

Don’t look at your Instagram newsfeeds for other people’s progress pictures. Everyone’s body changes at different rates and no two bodies look the same. Just look at your progress for inspiration.