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"

"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"

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Rachelle 1 week ago

THIS is truly inspirational! I've been eating clean and exercising for just over two months now and was disappointed about only losing 10 pounds. My SO took pictures on day one & day 60 and there is definitely a noticeable change for the better! Keep up the great work - you look amazing!

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#2 The Number On The Scale Doesnt Tell The Whole Story

The Number On The Scale Doesnt Tell The Whole Story

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Lorena Magee 1 week ago

less fat, more muscle

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#3 You Know What The Main Difference Is Between These Two Photos? Besides The Underwear It's My Confidence

You Know What The Main Difference Is Between These Two Photos? Besides The Underwear It's My Confidence

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incoherent screaming 1 week ago

And new, really nice glasses

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#4 "Screw The Scale, It Legitimately Means Nothing. It Has Never Reflected My Healthiness Or Fitness Level At All"

"Screw The Scale, It Legitimately Means Nothing. It Has Never Reflected My Healthiness Or Fitness Level At All"

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Blackjack JK 1 week ago

people need to understand that weight means nothing when you are fit. it just means muscle which weighs more than fat but when you are bigger i mean morbidly obese weight means a whole lot. just saying

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#5 Reminder That Long Term Consistency Trumps Short Term Intensity

Reminder That Long Term Consistency Trumps Short Term Intensity

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Laura w 1 week ago (edited)

Except that cardio (about 20 mins per day) helps your heart and lungs to stay healthy, makes you less prone to several types of cancer and most likely will help you avoiding neurodegenerative diseases when you're older. Not saying you shouldn't be doing weight lifting, but looking fit isn't the same as being fit and healthy.

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#6 Don't Forget That The Scale Means Absolutely Nothing

Don't Forget That The Scale Means Absolutely Nothing

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incoherent screaming 1 week ago

Muscle mass!

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#7 We Are Giving The Scale Too Much Power Over Us

We Are Giving The Scale Too Much Power Over Us

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Oliver Casasola 1 week ago

Fat vs Muscle, that's why

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#8 Heavier, Healthier And Proud

Heavier, Healthier And Proud

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SunflowersAreGold 1 week ago

Good job!

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#9 The Scale Doesn't Always Tell Us The Truth, But Pictures Do

The Scale Doesn't Always Tell Us The Truth, But Pictures Do

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SunflowersAreGold 1 week ago

Good job! The scale doesn't matter!

#10 My Body Composition Is Completely Different Through I Weigh Eight Pounds More Now

My Body Composition Is Completely Different Through I Weigh Eight Pounds More Now

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Patty cake ;3 1 week ago

It doesn't matter what you look like, as long as you're happy! Also good for you! :)

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