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  • Joni Seeto

Throw Out Your Scale And Do This Instead

Let’s have an honest chat about the scale.

Why do you weigh yourself?

Do you really need to know the number to have an honest idea about your progress?

Or are you desperately trying to gain some confirmation that all that hard work of denying yourself the joy of eating and slaving away at the gym is worth something?

The issue is… it f*cks you up.

Tell me I’m wrong.

Tell me that you don’t immediately feel shitty about yourself when you see a larger than expected number on the scale.

Tell me that doesn’t make you want to say ‘this isn’t working… so screw it, might as well eat whatever I want today’.

Tell me that when the number doesn’t match your expectations, it doesn’t ruin your entire day.

You can’t, can you? Because you know it’s true.

Here's the thing: measuring your body by a number on the scale overrides your own experience.

So you might be eating really well, enjoying it, feeling good in your skin, but then the scale says you’ve put on 2 pounds. DISASTER.

➡ Immediately you invalidate your experience of feeling good in your body. ➡ You start beating yourself up over not doing well enough. ➡ And you say 'f*ck it, this isn't working, might as well eat what I want today'.

Consider this instead: every morning, rather than stepping on the scale, do a quick body scan to check how your body feels. Do I feel bloated? Do I feel energised or lethargic? Do I feel like I got enough sleep?

When you come from that place of tuning in with your body, you’ll naturally want to start caring for it.

You won’t beat yourself up for feeling crappy, instead you’ll just happily adjust your next meal to accommodate for how your body’s feeling.

Try it. I dare you.