Step away from the scales

So many people become obsessed with getting on those scales and seeing how many pounds/kgs they have lost in the last month, week and sometimes they can’t resist getting on those scales on a daily basis. Then unsurprisingly they become frustrated or even depressed because the “scales” are not telling them what they would like them to.

There are so many variants when it comes to weighing yourself, from the time of the day, the day or the week / month, the amount of exercise and muscle tone you have and so much more. We all know muscle weighs more than fat so don’t be surprised that you can be a fitter, healthier, leaner version of yourself yet weigh the same or even more. 

My advice is “step away from the scales” as all they do is drive the wrong behaviour.

If you are obsessed with knowing where you are and that you are moving in the right direction, start by taking a few pictures of yourself (front, side, rear view) and measure (each arm, chest, waist, hips, each thigh and each calf) and keep a record. Then a month or so later take the same picture / measurements and see what the difference is. Alternatively get those old jeans / dress out that you struggle to get into and see whether it’s an easier fit a month on.

I have had ladies in my Health, Fitness & Wellbeing Program who have gone down a dress size or two but have lost little or no weight. But, their body shape has changed, they feel healthier, fitter and have a more positive mind set.

If you would like to find out more information about my Health, Fitness & Wellbeing program drop me an email and I would be happy to explain in detail.