The best way to track progress is to take photos throughout your journey.
Here are Darihana’s tips on how to successfully take your progress with photos.
1 - TRY TO SHOW YOUR SHAPE
In order to compare the changes, you’ll need to see the changes. It’s impossible to do this if you’re wearing a baggy t-shirt or shorts. Form-fitting activewear/swimwear is best. Your stomach area should be visible, as this is a great indicator of weight loss and/or muscle gain.
2: TRY TO WEAR THE SAME CLOTHES
If you can’t wear the same outfit, at least wear something similar every time you take your picture. If you’re proud of your progress, you might want to show others, so we encourage you to avoid posing in your underwear.
3: TRY TO USE A PLAIN WALL AS YOUR BACKGROUND
Make sure there is no clutter, patterns, bright colors or distracting objects in the background. Also, use the same spot for each time you take your progress shots.
4: TAKE A FULL-BODY PHOTO AT EYE LEVEL
No mirror selfies. If you find this challenging, ask someone you feel comfortable with to take your photo or use a timer function. Make sure to position your body straight and center to fill the frame.
5: SHOOT FROM THREE ANGLES
To understand the full scope of how your body is changing, it’s important to capture your front, side, and back. For consistency, always choose the same side each time.
6: STAND IN NATURAL LIGHT
Try to take your photo in natural daylight. If that isn’t possible, ensure that your room is well lit.
7: MAINTAIN GOOD POSTURE
Stand up straight, with your shoulders back and down and arms relaxed at your sides. Recreate the same pose each time.
8: TAKE PHOTOS WEEKLY
It’s important to take your photos once every 4 weeks and schedule it on the same day each month.