Can the Scale Change How You See Your Body?

Does the number on the scale change how you see your body?

When I first heard this question, it really made me think.

I don’t know about you but I have definitely experienced this phenomenon (I have a feeling most/all of us have).

It’s a great start to the day. You had a good night’s sleep. You’re feeling particularly confident. Good mood. It’s just one of those days.

You look in the mirror and while you may not be 100% happy with everything you see, you’re feeling good.

Then, you jump on the scale as is your morning routine, and … BAM! The number is 5 lbs higher than it was last time.

Assuming you’ve been on a traditional “fitness journey” (trying to lose weight), what happens? Your mood immediately changes as you begin to think of all the “horrible” things you did wrong.

You take another look in the mirror and suddenly things are different. You pinch and poke parts and note how soft they are when 30 seconds ago you were feeling confident and strong. Your mood declines even more as you start to notice all of these “flaws” that interestingly weren’t there 30 seconds ago.

Did your body magically morph in 30 seconds?

Of course not. This “tool” as we like to call it delivered a damaging blow to our mindset and our body image.

Rather than allowing an inanimate object to dictate to you how you should feel about your body, consider ditching that device and instead, focus on all the positive things about your body and what it can do.

How would it feel to pack away the scale, put intentional weight loss on the back burner, and instead, address the real issues that are impacting your relationship with food, your body, and your health? Hint: It’s not what you’ve been constantly told by the fitness industry, friends/family, and social media.

Hard to wrap your head around that concept? Yeah, definitely. Is it worth exploring? 100%!