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Stop Letting Your Scales Change Your Mood

How often do you weigh yourself? Every morning? After every meal? How do you feel when you step on the scale? Nerves? Excited?

If you are losing weight you may find it difficult, give a good kick and then go and eat one ice cream, one packet of chocolate biscuits or 3 packs of Maltesers. If you lose weight you may feel like you deserve a reward and go and eat one ice cream, one packet of chocolate biscuits or 3 packs of Maltesers.

It begs the question, why bother?

Now I'm not saying that scale is not one of the tools we need to measure our progress, and to use it properly, they are valuable.

So, you've put on weight is there really a need to give yourself a hard and angry time on yourself? Does this mean that you will lose any weight you have used? No, all you have to do is waste your emotions on the fact that you can't change. It's definitely worthwhile to see what you can do differently in the future.

I do not believe we should be slaves to counting calories but just for the time being, if the scale has increased by £ 4 from one day to the next do you really believe that you have consumed 14,000 extra calories in the last 24 hours? (On average, it takes an additional 3500 calories to get 1lb)

Your weight can fluctuate daily or even hourly for a number of factors, eating, drinking, exercising and unfortunately for your monthly cycle women also play a role as you can maintain water and therefore be heavier.

I used to weigh my weight until I realized what was affecting my mood and thus eating habits for the day. You use scales as a guide. My advice though is to use it once and once a week, at the same day and the same day of the week. This will give you a good understanding of how things are going. And it's a bit longer to realistically assess whether you've eaten a little or you're just holding on to excess water.

Your weight loss goal will be achieved by making the right food choices based on the fuel your body needs to stay healthy. So stop letting that scale determine your mood and the consequences of your eating behavior and start making healthy food choices based on what's good for your health and well-being.



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