Why is the scale your worst enemy?
When it comes to losing weight, the fastest way (and least safe) is to dehydrate yourself to lose water weight. But this is pointless, because you need water for all of life’s functions.
People spend too much time weighing themselves. There are body builders who look fantastic to me, but they still want to gain just 10 more pounds — just 10 more pounds. Another person I know wants to lose 15 pounds, they have made progress but recently it slowed down. The scale is messing with their minds.
Burn body fat, lose the right kind of weight.
Excess body fat, especially around the midsection, is unhealthy and uncomfortable. We want to lose body fat — and the best way to do it is by preserving everything else on your body.
Preserve your lean mass:
- Lean muscle is essential for strength and energy
- Lean muscle also looks GREAT!
- Bone density, strong bones reduce risk of osteoporosis.
- Organs, tissues, ligaments, and more..
Imagine losing half of your muscle, and very little fat. Not only will you look worse, but you would feel worse too.
Focus on fat loss
To really target fat specifically for weight loss, we need a balanced diet with exercise, rest, and social support.
What is the point of weighing yourself then?
Take pictures of your body for progress.
Listen to your body — how do you feel now? How do you feel when you eat a certain food? How much stronger are you now?
Heck with the scale.
Weight loss itself isn’t valuable unless the weight you lose is body fat.
Let’s burn fat with healthy nutrition and lifestyle.