When people try to get fit, they often use a bathroom scale to track their progress. There are, however, a number of reasons why it's not a good idea. Probably the main one is that your weight only tells how heavy you are, and nothing about your body composition, which is the proportion of fat and fat-free mass in your body. And to make our argument even more convincing, Bored Panda has collected a series of before-and-after photos of people at the same weight but in a very, very different shape. You'll see, there's no need to starve yourself to achieve great results. All it takes is just good old-fashioned dedication. And after you're done scrolling through this list, check out these 28 Before & After Photos That Prove Your Weight Is Meaningless for more inspiration as well.
#1 "If You're Consistent At Lifting And Exercising And Hitting Protein, Don't Quit Because Things Are Happening Whether The Scale Reflects It Or Not"
#2 The Number On The Scale Doesnt Tell The Whole Story
#3 You Know What The Main Difference Is Between These Two Photos? Besides The Underwear It's My Confidence
#4 "Screw The Scale, It Legitimately Means Nothing. It Has Never Reflected My Healthiness Or Fitness Level At All"
#5 Reminder That Long Term Consistency Trumps Short Term Intensity
#6 Don't Forget That The Scale Means Absolutely Nothing
#8 Heavier, Healthier And Proud
#9 The Scale Doesn't Always Tell Us The Truth, But Pictures Do
#10 My Body Composition Is Completely Different Through I Weigh Eight Pounds More Now