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Is it more important for you to lose weight or inches?

  1. eddiecarrara profile image93
    eddiecarraraposted 6 years ago

    Is it more important for you to lose weight or inches?

    When you finally decide to take control of your life, and you either diet or start exercising, what is it you're really trying to accomplish? Are you trying to lose weight or inches off your waistline? One has to be more important than the other, you can't say both. So which is more important to YOU, weight or inches?

  2. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 6 years ago

    It should be inches and not a number on the scale.  Someone who is muscular and lean will weigh more than someone who is thinner looking but flabby typically.  Ideally for optimal health you need to pay attention to waist size and ratio more than the number on the scale.  A tape measure doesn't lie whereas a scale can be deceptive.

  3. Hawk Fitness profile image70
    Hawk Fitnessposted 6 years ago

    Inches after the initial weight loss and then the mirror. You know what they say "A mirror never lies"

  4. arksys profile image90
    arksysposted 6 years ago

    has to be inches ... as long as the tummy is IN ... its all good.

  5. cost-segregation profile image56
    cost-segregationposted 6 years ago

    If you have a healthy diet and exercise, Then you will get fit . I do not believe both lose weight or inches  . Keep body Fit with complete healthy diet and exercise .  this is main mantra of healthier life.

  6. kgyou profile image60
    kgyouposted 6 years ago

    It is always more important for me to lose inches than weight.  The reason is because when I want to lose weight I start an exercise program.  Once I am on the exercise program I always gain more muscle mass which weighs more than the fat so I always tend to gain weight but lose the inches.

  7. T. R. Brown profile image76
    T. R. Brownposted 6 years ago

    No question, inches.  Anyone looking to firm up needs to build muscle.  In doing so, your body will require more calories which creates a fortuitous cycle for those of us who like to eat, but also like to look good.  Of course with the increase in muscle density, you may actually add pounds.  Again, that is fine if you are dropping the inches as you "trade" fat for muscle.

  8. melodylewis80 profile image58
    melodylewis80posted 6 years ago

    Inches.  If you lose fat but gain muscle mass, your weight may actually go up, yet you look so much better.

  9. ib radmasters profile image61
    ib radmastersposted 6 years ago

    lose FAT and Gain Muscle
    weight and inches are subjective, fat and muscles are objective.

  10. Simply Natural profile image58
    Simply Naturalposted 6 years ago

    Inches to me is always better because if you can look in the mirror and see results that you like is always a plus. Muscle weighs more than fat. Jumping on that evil scale can you have you going crazy when trying to achieve your fitness goals.

  11. dipsmi profile image74
    dipsmiposted 6 years ago

    I belong to the other side of the line. I just cannot gain weight despite trying so much. Overeating causes stomach upset and I do not want to take medicines. It is strange my husband gains weight by the food which I cook but I still remain skinny.

 
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