While measuring your body, ensure that thetape measureis always level, or horizontal, to ensure accuracy. Keep the tape measure firmly against your skin, but do not compress the skin.
1. Wear thin clothing that will not effect your measurements.
2. Stand up straight , do not suck in your stomach or hold your breath while doing measurements.
3. Use a flexible tape measure for each of the following:
Upper Arm/Bicep (not flexed, arm straight out)
Chest (just under the breasts)
Waist (smaller part of the waist region)
Hips (fullest part of the glutes)
Thighs (directly mid-thigh)
Calf (largest part) Optional
Baseline Sugar Levels
Taking a Blood Glucose measurement before we get started is a GREAT idea. There are some pretty amazing continuous glucose monitoring devices out there (I have a favorite -- text me about that if you want to learn more!)
But honestly - having a device attached to the back of your arm 100% of the time isn't ideal for everyone (and they're pricey) so I recommend folks start with a basic monitor. This is my favorite* because I can also track my ketones in addition to my blood sugar and links to my smartphone with an app via bluetooth! This is awesome when I'm intermittant fasting and really watching what I eat, but can also be an important measurement for diabetics.