Step 1: Reduce Your Visits – The first step to breaking up with your
scale is to only visit it once a week (I recommend that eventually you
weigh yourself less often than that—more like once a month). Visit
your scale on the same morning of the same day each week, after
you’ve gone to the bathroom; for example, every Monday. Until that
day comes along, the scale needs to be hidden.
Step 2: Hide It – I don’t care where you put it—somewhere inconvenient
is ideal. Try the garage, the attic, the back of your closet, or
the bottom of the dirty laundry bin. When you are only weighing
yourself once a week or less, you can get a better idea of how you
are progressing toward reaching your goals. Even on my favorite
show, The Biggest Loser, the contestants only weigh themselves once
a week.
Step 3: Appreciate What You See – When you wake up each day,
instead of weighing yourself, look at your body in the mirror. How
do you feel? What do you appreciate about what you see? How do
your pants fit that day? Appreciating how you look today and knowing
you are on the right path makes those inches come off faster.
Step 4: Pick a Favorite Pair of Pants – I believe that the best indication
of how inch-loss progress is going is by how your pants fit.
Choose a pair of pants that don’t shrink or stretch and try them on.
That single pair of pants can tell you much more than a scale can. I
have one pair of jeans that don’t shrink or stretch, and they are the
sole indicator I use to determine if I need to increase my exercise or
if I’m right where I need to be.
Voila! Breaking up with your scale is as easy as steps 1, 2, 3, and 4

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