Weekly weigh ins are one of the causes of failure
As most people trying to lose weight, I used to weigh myself every week.
Sometimes, even more often. Especially after a bad day, hoping the scales wouldn’t be to affected by it.
Some weeks, where things didn’t go to plan, I wasn’t that disappointed if the results didn’t show. And sometimes I was just so happy I “got away with it”.
However, on weeks where I followed the plan, and the scales didn’t budge, or sometimes even went up, I was furious, disappointed, and went straight back to eating some sweets, biscuits, or anything else that I fancied.
After all, what’s the point of following a plan and not seeing results?
How disappointing is that?
And that’s how most of my diets ended. Because of the frustrating weekly weigh ins.
Today, I know that losing weight is a lifestyle. A lifestyle that includes, healthy eating, regular challenging exercise, relaxation and sleep. As well as having the right mindset to maintain this lifestyle consistently.
And consistency is the key word here!
A healthy lifestyle will also massively affect hormone balance, which, especially for me, as a women, will affect weight fluctuations.
And will also affect stress levels which affects weight.
So with my clients, I changed tactics. I only weigh and measure them every 4 weeks.
We focus on lifestyle changes and forming healthy habits. And it’s those changes, that will bring on progress in weight loss.
For most of my clients, this is quite shocking. As they are used to weigh themselves weekly if not more often.
However, it’s that taking the stress away from the scales, that allows you to focus on doing better each day and week, and eventually allow your body to reach a weight it’s happy and comfortable with.
If you’re fed up relying on the scales, and want a different approach, then get in touch by clicking here and let’s have a chat!
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