Get Off the Damn Scale

imageGet off the damn scale! Seriously do it now!

The biggest challenge to Weight Loss isn’t eating right or exercising…it’s your mind. Trying to lose weight is one of the hardest things you can try and do. Millions of people try and fail every year. It is the biggest New Year’s resolution made year after year after year. Unfortunately most people fail. The key is not to eat kale salads and run 30 miles a day, it will help, but it’s not everything. You have to be mentally strong and have the mental strength to stay motivated.image

The BIGGEST confidence killer is the scale. We are a culture obsessed with size and numbers. How much did you lose, how much did you gain etc. I’m writing this because even myself, who I consider mentally and emotionally strong has a hard time with this sometimes, and if I wasn’t as mentally strong and didn’t have an education in body chemistry and didn’t have previous experience with weight loss, I too would be shaken by a “plateau” or an increase in weight.

For example, I subscribe to the cheat day/cheat meal philosophy. When I do weigh myself to keep track of my losses I weigh myself the day before my cheat day. Then I weigh myself after. The first time I did this years ago I noticed that I gained 12 POUNDS on the scale! Now, if you don’t know how your body works this would devastate you, but there’s an exact science to this. There are 3500 calories in a pound, period. Now did I go out on a cheat day and consume 42,000 calories? Absolutely not! There are other circumstances at play here the biggest being, water retention.image

First off, your body retaining water IS NOT A BAD THING! You just have to know that’s what your body is doing to maintain a positive motivated attitude and keep doing what you’re doing. Now let me tell you how this works Protein takes less water to digest than carbohydrates. If you eat more carbs, you will retain more water. If you eat sodium, you will retain water, if you don’t get proper sleep you can retain water and lastly ladies if nature’s gift is here, you will retain water. So Be It! Don’t be a psycho and cut out salt and carbs and not drink water in hopes of getting a better result on the scale. It is counter productive. Less water, you lose less weight. You’re body also needs carbs to help you have energy to exercise. This is one of the many downfalls to Atkins, ketosis or whatever they want to call it these days. After a few months, you are exhausted and can’t get out of bed. Trust me I’ve been there, done it, and it’s true.

These values will fluctuate day to day and the day you step on the scale if you ate salty food the day before or its your period or you ate a high carb meal, you MAY be heavier or the same weight that you weighed the last time. IT’S OK! STOP obsessing over the numbers! They are a guide, not definitive data! STAY CONSISTENT! Consistency is key!image

Ask yourself these questions. How do I feel? What am I eating? Am I gaining muscle at all? Am I losing inches? The most important question of those being, “How do I feel?”. If you feel good and you are being honest with yourself, counting calories and exercising, It’s working! Even if the scale isn’t indicating it, it’s working. Get out of your own head and don’t listen to anyone except your body because most people don’t even know the science of the body and the scale and that includes most nutritionists, personal trainers, and dieticians. Trust in the science of weight loss, be mentally tough, keep going, move forward and please I beg you just GET OFF THE DAMN SCALE!

 

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