The scale in your bathroom is doing horrible things to your health. We’re going to talk about how it’s hurting you, how life can be better without it, and why it’s time to end this bad relationship with your scale… like yesterday.
I’m gonna tell you all the WHY’s for breaking up with your scale today. But you wanna know more about HOW? Yup – that’s where it’s at. And I’ll show you how with my free challenge coming soon!
My guess is that either you avoid it like the plague because you’re scared of the numbers. Or you are on it obsessively trying to monitor your weight.
I have been on both ends of the spectrum. There was a period of time when I would weigh myself every hour on the hour just to be sure the needle didn’t go up at all. And if I was lucky, maybe it would go down. And then there were long stretches of time when I wanted to know how much I weighed but I was terrified of how far that needle would rise. So I just ignored it and was in denial about my weight gain. Here’s the thing. You don’t need a scale. A scale could ruin you and your ability to get healthy and happy… especially happy! Scales rarely bring happiness to someone’s day. How often do you look away at the doctor’s office when it’s time to get weighed? Most people have a negative association with weighing themselves, yet at the same time, they feel the need to keep a scale in the bathroom.
So let’s talk about why the hell your scale sucks big time
It Ruins Your Day
You may have woken up in an amazing mood. On top of the world. No one can shake you. You were determined to have a fantastic day. You turn on the shower and strip down to your birthday suit. Maybe even dance around a bit. Then you step on that nasty scale and you aren’t 100% happy with the number glaring back at you. Within seconds, your mood has changed. That’s all it takes to turn a good mood into a bad one. You no longer have that hop to your step. You wear clothes that hide your body because it’s not what you think it should be. And you just aren’t as confident.
It Messes with Your Natural Hunger Cues
This may sound silly, but it’s absolutely true. If the scale goes up from the day or week prior, our minds do something tricky. They start telling us to ignore our body’s natural hunger signals in exchange for the “weight loss” signals that are in our head. Our head knows that if we eat a little bit less or ignore that growling stomach until it surpasses, the number on the scale will gradually go down. You may convince yourself that you only need one piece of fruit to curb your appetite when really you should be eating a full meal. Unfortunately, over time, the only thing this does is messes up your hunger signals to the point where they just don’t work right anymore. At that point, it’s very hard (but not impossible) to re-learn what your hunger cues even feel like.
It Doesn’t Measure Your Health
Many people are of the belief that if you weigh less, you are healthier. That is absolutely 100% not true. I know many underweight people who are very unhealthy. I also know people with BMI’s that appear to be in the “healthy” range that aren’t at the top of their health game either. On the other hand, there are many people who may not look healthy but are very physically fit. You absolutely cannot judge your health based on the number on the scale. Only a doctor and different medical tests can determine your health factor.
It Isn’t Always Right
This one’s plain and simple. Some scales just aren’t right. I swear, I was always a different weight on all different scales. I’d be thinking I was doing “okay,” but then I’d find myself on another scale that measured in 5 pounds heavier and I was all discouraged!
Scales Cannot Measure Your Value
This is the most important reason why your scale needs to take a hike. It may measure your weight, but your weight means nothing. It is not what makes you you. You are made up of your talents, your soul, your values, your morals, your love, your thoughts, your dreams. So on and so on. So many things make you the amazingly beautiful person that you are, and your weight is not one of them. The number on the scale is only a surface-level physical trait of your being. Focus on the wonderful traits that make you who you are on the inside. Let me set the record straight and tell you …
It’s Time to Breakup With Your Scale
I think a lot of people believe that if they ditch their scale, they will suddenly gain 20 pounds and not realize it. Or that they will be totally out of control. The thing is, it’s actually the opposite. Since when do you need an inanimate machine to tell us if we’re where we want to be? If we feel strong and healthy? If we can kick ass at our workouts? Or even more importantly, if we’re a good friend, doing well at our jobs, or being a good spouse/parent/friend/whatever? You don’t need a scale to tell you any of that! When you break up with your scale, nothing will happen. You won’t suddenly lose weight. And you won’t suddenly gain weight. [Tweet “It’s time for a much-needed breakup… with your SCALE!”]
“It’s not you, it’s me… Just kidding, it’s totally you.”
Instead, this is how your life will change for the better when you Breakup With Your Scale.
You will stop worrying about weight.
Instead, you’ll focus on all the things that matter.
You will more clearly focus on how strong your body is.
You will pay much more attention on the true measurements of health. How you feel. Your performance during your workouts. The things that matter!
You will pay more attention to what foods make your body feel good.
There will be less focus on eating foods for the purpose of weight loss. Instead, you will start choosing the foods that truly make your body feel good. You will pay attention to what foods make you feel bloated. Which foods give you more energy. Which foods all-together make you feel good.
Are you in?
I hope this has inspired you to think differently about your weight and you’re able to throw your scale away.
Wait! But HOW do you actually break up with your scale without feeling heartbreak, anxiety, and loneliness?
If you’re ready to make a change, make sure you join my free challenge!
If you do get rid of it, be sure to snap a picture, upload it to Instagram and tag me (@happyfoodholly) and use the hashtag #inspiredbyholly
PS – Even without the scale, I eat these amazing foods because they make me feel great, from my taste-buds to my belly.
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