Is the scale making you crazy? Conquer it by understanding scale weight.
Scale weight is:
– the number of pounds/kilos your body weighs
– all the parts of your body, good and bad, lean and fat
– your last meal
– how much water you’re carrying
– extra water if you recently ate a lot of salt or carbs
– extra water if you recently had a tough gym workout
A person drinking enough water and eating a nutritious diet (enough protein and enough bulky foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains) can easily take in over 6 pounds of food and drink during the day.
Many people find the scale a handy, helpful – and very easy – way to track progress, but if fluctuations of a couple of pounds make you anxious or unhappy, try these alternatives:
– weigh just once a week
– think about “non-scale victories”
Non-scale victories are the factors that improve our quality of life, like better health, keeping up with our kids, climbing stairs easily, clothes fitting better, and a generally better mood day to day.
More about scales and doing without them at Maybe It’s Time to Let the Scales Fall Away.