Do you weigh yourself? How often? Is it enough? Too much? The simple bathroom scale changes more moods in this country than Prozac! We use the scale to guide how we feel about our bodies. A scale can be useful, but I find people view the scale in one of two ways. One, the person disregards the scale as a tool of the devil and that it lies every chance it gets. The other person thinks the scale is God's way of communicating with them and is the only measurement of health and success.
I don't like either view of the scale. At times, a scale can be helpful because it gives you a general idea of where your weight is. Unfortunately, it does not specify what that weight is made of. Also, magazines and weight loss program promise the scale will move at lightning speed to make you feel happy. Be careful when using a scale.
#1 Only weigh yourself once a week and at the same time of day each week.
#2 Do not let the scale influence your mood, allow it to guide your eating choices to healthier ones every time.
#3 Give yourself a weight range to shoot for, not just one specific number. Your weight will fluctuate anywhere from 3-5 pounds due to hormones, salt, and hydration status.
Keep pursuing your health goals and treat your body well.
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