8 Reasons the Scale Sucks!

The discussion surrounding weight loss goes on constantly.  And we’ve even chatted about it here quite a bit — And it’s continuing to be a hot topic.  How many of you actually enjoy getting on the scale??  How many of you find the doctor announcing that you carry extra weight or your BMI is too high motivating?  We came up with a list of reasons why the scale just flat out sucks —

scale and hammer

1.  When looking at weight loss, we forget to listen to our bodies — with regard to food and exercise selections.

2.  It fails to help develop a lifetime mindset.  We all what to be healthy forever right?

3.  Does skinny = healthy?

4.  It plays mind games with you.  You lose weight, subconscious mind says “oh, I can cheat a little” … You don’t lose or even gain a little, that same little subconscious voice says “oh, forget about it, just eat whatever you want.”

5.  It creates weight loss blinders — what about all the other benefits of exercise such as more energy, decreased blood pressure and all those positive endorphins!

6.  Do all of us fit into the same “healthy weight” categories?

7.  Weight loss goals drive exercise selection — should you be doing jump squats if regular squatting hurts your knees.  Balancing exercise intensity with joint/muscle safety sometimes gets lost when sweat volume is the only indicator of a good workout.

8.  Not all weight loss is create equal.  Say you lose 10 lbs and, oops, it’s 9 lbs of muscle?  We celebrate all weight loss equally as the scale does not tell us where it came from.

We hope these 8 things help you to rethink the relationship you have with your scale!

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