The Importance of Tracking your Weight Loss Progress

It’s not just about your weight

Are you thinking of losing weight, or perhaps you’ve already taken a step in that direction and started seeing some results? Whichever your case, it’s vital to understand the importance of tracking your progress. From how to start losing weight, to looking beyond the numbers on the scale, here’s how you can play an active role in your weight loss journey.

Sometimes, you find that even when you’ve been exercising a few times a week and eating better, the number on the scale just isn’t going down. Before feeling like all is lost, let’s put things in perspective. Weight is just one piece of the puzzle during your weight loss journey. Another important aspect to consider is body composition; a term often used by doctors and healthcare professionals which refers to the percentage of fat, bone, water and muscle in the body. It describes your weight more accurately and provides a more effective insight into your overall health than your weighing scale alone.

A healthier body composition consists of less fat and more muscle mass. During your weight loss journey, it’s important to maintain as much muscle mass as possible. This is because having more lean muscle is associated with better bone health, as well as increased strength and movement and reduced risk of injury.

Tracking your weight loss progress can be really helpful and using technology to do so is known to be an effective addition to your weight loss and maintenance journey. It can provide a snapshot of your progress, prompt motivation, and facilitate self-awareness, mindful eating, and good lifestyle habits whilst identifying unhealthy behaviors and giving you a sense of ownership.

This is why at Allurion, you are provided with the tools to help effectively track your progress, such as the Allurion Connected Scale, for measuring your body composition and your health tracker, to help you monitor your activity levels.

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About The Allurion Program

Allurion’s Program is the world’s first and only weight loss device that requires no surgery, endoscopy, or anaesthesia. It is a swallowable pill that expands in the stomach to around the size of a grapefruit and allows patients to lose an average of 10 to 15% after approximately 16 weeks. Allurion’s Program combines its high-tech balloon solution with a full package of support to help its patients develop healthier lifestyle habits that can remain with them long after their balloon has gone. Patients benefit from six months of lifestyle change support from a trained nutritionist to ensure lasting lifestyle changes alongside an Allurion body composition scale, health tracker watch and mobile app.