Are you obsessed with the scale? ✨
Do you avoid it all together?
I weigh myself every morning when I wake up after using the bathroom and before getting dressed. ✨
My focus is more so on keeping weight ON to support my strength and keep my performance in check.
I also have my clients weigh themselves daily IF they are actively trying to lose/gain.
Why? Because our weight fluctuates!
If today was the only day I hopped on the scale all week, I would see 126, when in reality, that was kind of an outlier.
How about the 3 pound jump from yesterday? Should I freak out? Many of my clients see the scale go 🆙 and associate it with failure.
Here is a little #funfactfriday
The scale is affected by way more than what you 🍭🥗🍕. ✨
Another fact: the changes in the scale 🔼 or 🔽 does not always mean you are losing or gaining fat!
Hormones, water intake, food volume, inflammation, training, and - for lack of better terms - your 💩- can all effect your weight.
As a coach, I look at changes over time, not day to day fluctuations. It’s important for me to monitor how each 7-10 day window trends to keep my clients on check with there current goals.
But back to the real matter at hand. The number on the scale is just another bio marker. It’s going to fluctuate so it can actually be a poor measure of how your current nutrition plan is working.
Instead, we should weigh ourselves without emotion, just like getting our blood pressure taken. Focus on energy, performance, sleep quality, hunger cues (or lack of), how our clothes fit, and overall mental clarity as a gauge for how our nutrition is or isn’t working.
If body composition change is your current goal, then monitor measurements and body fat % by taking some awesome progress 📸!
I know some people just avoid it all together, but truth is, it’s something I feel we should all become desensitized too. ✨