5 Causes Not To Weigh Your self

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5 Reasons Not To Weigh Yourself

Anyone who has started a weight loss program with us will notice something about our relationship with the Scales. It's incredibly healthy and not obsessed at all.

While we use it as a measurement tool to track progress, we try not to focus too much on it (instead we focus on body fat and other methods of showing progress), and neither do we want you to to do. In fact, we ask our customers to hide their scales with us for the duration of their weight loss journey (in the attic this is ideal).

Many of us who work at Motivation even threw our scales in the trash can. Here are 5 reasons not to weigh yourself:

1. Body composition is a better predictor of health: The number on the scales says nothing about your overall health, and that's in part what holds you hostage to your unhealthy relationship with food.

We use a number of methods to track your progress. The most important are the simple tape measure and the body fat analysis (carried out using our Tanita scales).

At the end of your program, the number on the scales will go down, but there is so much more to it. For one, it's about maintaining your new, healthier weight. We'll look at your habits and attitudes that are detrimental to your health and work with you to change them for a better outcome.

Our mental weight questionnaire reveals these details from day one (Motivation.ie).

2. Building muscle works: We urge you not to bother with a number on the scales. Instead, focus on improving the amount of lean tissue while losing fat.

Muscle building promotes the metabolism, even during sleep. And our program is designed to do just that (read about the role of protein in weight loss here). Have you ever seen a pound of muscle next to a pound of fat? The muscle looks like a nice, lean steak, while the fat looks like a lump of bad lard (which gives you the lean or lumpy shape you have). Look over here.

3. Look at what happens to scale obsession: Clients who do this become blind to their unscaled advances (e.g., their new ability to climb stairs without getting out of breath, improve energy and sleep, or take a step or two down on their belts).

A "bad reading" on the scale can cause you to think all or nothing. They start cutting down on their meals (which makes them dissatisfied and therefore more nervous later), beating themselves up with negative self-talk (like “this doesn't work”), and spending more time in the gym than their energy allows, or skipping important ones Protein snacks (which we know are important as they reduce appetite and build muscle). It's a road to nowhere and we pretty much guarantee they'll throw in the towel soon.

That's why we work hard with you to overcome your reliance on validation scales.

4. Patience is rewarded: As you focus on getting your body moving, eating better, sleeping better, and making healthier choices, it will almost always translate into improvements in body composition.

The customers who always do their best are the ones who are patient and determined; They don't focus on the scales every week, but on their habits. They don't decide it was a “bad week” based on the scale reading, but keep moving forward in an effort to make healthier choices and they know the results will ultimately show.

The support and coaching from your weight loss advisor is also very important. Read more about it here.

5. What counts in the long run is: Our program is designed to keep you healthy for the rest of your life. It's not a quick fix and it shouldn't be.

Clinical studies show an incredible 82% weight maintenance rate after four years with our program, compared to a maximum of 5% after one year with conventional diets.

The reason?

We find the cause of your obesity by discovering your WHY, and we help you develop healthier habits and attitudes that stand the test of time. This is a comprehensive program.

So in a way, you're not just changing your shape. You are changing your life.

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