The thought of weighing yourself may seem like a daunting task. It sure is for me. I cringe when I see one in a persons bathroom. I have been known to kick it and curse at it a bit as well 😉

Though I encourage that people ditch their scales, it’s still an addiction for some and the thought of not having it terrifies them. So if this is you or you don’t believe you have a problem with it, make sure you think about the scale as a compass that steers you in the right direction.  Here are some tips to consider:

If You Must Weigh Yourself – – – 

Do NOT Weigh Yourself Every Day – your weight fluctuates throughout the day due to fluid fluctuations in the body. Minor fluctuations can freak you out or base your whole day on what the scale says.  Instead, judge yourself on how your clothes are fitting and endurance levels.

Weigh Yourself Once A Week – choose a day that works well for you and will give you an accurate reading.   It is realistic to lose ½ to 1 pound per week and will help you figure out if you need to make adjustments with your program.

Focus: Make sure you are using the scale for the right reason.

Invest:  Take note of how you are feeling when you do weigh yourself.

Action:  Remember, the scale is a machine with an opinion.  Just like everyone will have an opinion about you, you have to be clear about yourself to take it all with a grain of salt.

 

Check out more of my healthy eating Tips at: The Reset Plan 

  • xShanna