How often should you step on the scale?....NEVER!
Sunday, March 01, 2020
By The Health Coach Is In....
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  PEOPLE ASK ME ALL THE TIME....

"HOW OFTEN SHOULD I STEP ON THE SCALE TO SEE MY WEIGHT-LOSS PROGRESS?"

AND I SAY, "NEVER!"

SAY WHAT?

You heard me....NEVER!

     The act of stepping on the scale and receiving a higher number than you anticipated can be devastating, which can lead to intense feelings of failure, hopelessness and, you guessed it, overeating!

Many people avoid doctor visits, even when sick, because of the anxiety about being weighed on the scale.

     The scale weighs muscles, bones, organs, water and then fat. You could very well have lost fat, but may have simply been retaining water and the numbers on the scale can go up. This alone can make the scale a very unreliable measure of progress, chug a bottle of healthy refreshing water and your weight goes up.

     So instead of using an unsophisticated or overly high tech weight-loss scale to measure your progress, use a CLOTHING SCALE. Simply pick a skirt, a pair of jeans or a dress that is snug or tight on you right now (hard to zip up) and use that to track your success.

     Swapping the scale for a designated clothing item has a very liberating peace-of-mind affect for many people, says Josie Spinardi who wrote the book "How to have your cake and skinny jeans too." You’ll be amazed at how well it can satisfy your need to check-in and see your progress without ruining your day or causing a food bender at MacDonald's.

     So don't let a piece of machinery spit out a number that dictates how you're suppose to feel about you.

      Tape a note to your scale that says, "You're the manipulative frenemy I don't care to see" and store it away. Or donate it to the Goodwill or even better, take a hammer to it. The stress relief will be a bonus.

     The scale is a meaningless measure of what truly is important and that is; eating foods that are satisfying, honoring your hunger and consistently stopping when you're comfortable full.

HEY!

     Don't let some numbers control your life. You be in charge! Break-away from those numbers and move toward a free and easy normal relationship with YOU and the foods you put in YOU!

     With Intuitive Eating you will eat the foods you love and you'll learn what amounts will keep you content and satisfied.

It’s time to take a look at:

 18-DAYS TO MASTER THE 'FREEDOM' OF INTUITIVE EATING 

and start doing that today.

 Escape from the scale and the diet mentality and start enjoying the foods you find scrumptious, in any situation and yes, still lose weight.

SEE YOU THERE!

With Love & Health

The Health Coach Is In 

Dyan, NE CHHC

How does the number on your scale affect you?

Hop on over to my ask a QUESTION page and tell me....

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