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The Importance of Tracking Your Weight Loss Progress

Are you thinking of losing weight, or perhaps you’ve already taken a step in that direction and started seeing some results? Whichever your case, this article will shed some light on why it is important to track your progress. From how to start losing weight, to looking beyond the numbers on the scale, read on to understand how you can play an active role in your weight loss journey.

Starting your weight loss journey with Allurion

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you may be feeling ready to take the first step on your weight loss journey with Allurion. Losing weight isn’t always easy, for a variety of reasons. However, setting yourself some realistic goals and tracking your progress can be helpful for keeping the weight off in the longer term.

We know that maintaining a healthier weight has positive health benefits and reduces your risk of many chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and osteoarthritis, as well as mental health conditions such as depression.

The Allurion Programme is a safe, evidence-based weight loss program that supports you to change habits from the inside out. It kick-starts your weight loss with the placement of the temporary Allurion Gastric Balloon during a 15-minute non-surgical procedure. The programme also involves support from healthcare professionals and a nutritionist as well as access to a variety of technologies to help you track your progress.

Losing weight AND keeping it off takes effort and commitment on your part. So, it’s important that you’re equipped with the right tools and resources to empower you to make lifelong changes. 

Tracking your progress with Allurion

Do you sometimes feel like you’re doing all the right things but the weight loss isn’t happening? Or maybe your weight has plateau-ed for a while and you’d like to know why. Keeping track of progress is considered central to weight loss and maintenance and involves observing and recording your behaviors (such as eating, physical activity, sleep). This can help improve your self-awareness of these behaviors. At Allurion we help you to keep track of your progress with the Allurion mobile app which connects in real-time to the health tracker we’ll provide you.

Weighing yourself regularly can increase awareness of how eating and lifestyle habits can influence your weight, as well as helping you to understand what does and doesn’t work for your weight loss journey. At Allurion, we recognize the importance of regular weighing to keep you on track with your weight loss journey and provide you with your own Allurion Connected Scale.

However, we also understand that how often you choose to weigh yourself is personal to you. We suggest trialling a couple of different approaches, then deciding which suits you best. Your tracking is automatically synced to the Allurion mobile app, allowing your healthcare team to view your progress. You can check in with the Allurion mobile app regularly to get helpful content, messages from your healthcare team and feedback on your weight, activity and sleep progress.

While the weighing scales are a handy tool, they’re not the only measure of success, and they shouldn’t discourage you or prompt feelings of negativity. There are many other ways to measure your progress such as your self-esteem or even sleep quality, which we’ll touch on further down.

It’s not just about the weight

So you’ve been exercising a few times a week, eating better but that number on the scale is just not going down. Before you feel like all is lost, let’s take a moment to put things in perspective. Weight is just one piece of the puzzle during your weight loss journey. Another important aspect to consider is body composition (a term often used by doctors and healthcare professionals). Body composition refers to the percentage of fat, bone, water and muscle in the body. It describes your weight more accurately and provides a more effective insight into your overall health than your weighing scales alone.

A healthier body composition consists of less fat and more muscle mass. During your weight loss journey, it’s important to maintain as much muscle mass as possible. This is because having more lean muscle is associated with better bone health, as well as increased strength and movement and reduced risk of injury.  The use of technologies can have a positive effect on healthy physical activity behaviors which is why at Allurion, we encourage you to track your progress using the Allurion Connected Scale (measuring your body composition) and health tracker (to help you monitor your activity levels).

One of the best ways to maintain your muscle mass during weight loss is by staying physically active. Try to include a combination of aerobic (e.g., jogging, brisk walking or swimming) and resistance-based exercises (e.g., squats, lunges and free-weights) into your routine. As part of the Allurion Programme, we ask you to use the Allurion health tracker to monitor your steps and exercise.

There are many ways to measure your progress along your weight loss journey that do not involve the weighing scale:

Increasing self-esteem

Are you noticing changes as you dress up in the morning? Perhaps a certain dress or pair of pants falls better on your body now. Celebrate that feeling! Many people who lose weight often report an improvement in their self-esteem, feelings of body positivity and confidence in their body image.

Improving overall health

One of the best reasons to lose weight is doing it for your own health. Weight loss (even as little as 5-10%) has been shown to have a positive impact on health markers. This includes improvements in blood pressure and cholesterol levels, which reduces your risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. People often report other benefits too such as feeling less tired and increased energy levels.

Getting better sleep

As you progress on your weight loss journey, think about the quality and length of your sleep. Getting sufficient sleep has been linked to helping people manage their appetite better, make better food choices and benefit their metabolism. You can use the Allurion health tracker to track your deep and light phases of sleep, along with your total sleep time.

Track your weight loss progress with Allurion

Technology plays such a big role in our daily lives that the use of digital tools is an effective addition to any weight loss and maintenance journey, enabling you to track your progress and encourage motivation. In addition to ongoing input from your healthcare team, there are a number of Allurion technologies which also support your weight loss journey.

Allurion Connected Scale


The Allurion Connected Scale offers a complete weight tracking experience for those seeking effective and sustainable weight loss. It measures body weight, as well as body composition, including fat tissue (% total body weight that consists of fat tissue), visceral fat (fat that is stored around your abdomen) and muscle tissue (% body weight that consists of muscle tissue).

Allurion Health Tracker


The Allurion Health Tracker enables you to monitor other key aspects in your weight loss journey, including physical activity and sleep. All information collected is synced to the Allurion mobile app for convenience and ease of use.

Allurion Mobile App


The Allurion mobile app is a secure platform that stores your ‘on-the-go’ progress during your weight loss journey, allowing you to track and monitor your weight, body composition metrics, and fitness, with engagement in real-time. Your healthcare team will also have secure access to your data from the app so that they can provide additional support, guidance and advice when needed. In addition to the tracking features, you can communicate easily with your clinic team using the secure messages and video consultation features.


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