I’m sure you’ve seen the photos and advice out there telling you to toss out your bathroom scale. Even “The Mayo Clinic Diet” book recommends you step on the scale no more than twice a week. Weight can fluctuate and this can be discouraging to someone trying to lose weight. Weight can even go up when you start a new exercise program. But, if you use your scale as a tool, it can guide you in the right direction. For those who are not as strict about counting calories, it can remind you if you have been indulging in too many extra servings of pasta or ice-cream sundaes. Some say they know they’ve gained weight when their pants are too tight. My pants are sometimes too tight when I pull them out of the dryer! And sizes can vary from store to store. A tape measure can be a more accurate judge of whether your fitness plan is working, but on a daily basis, for keeping myself in check, the scale is my friend. I don’t obsess over it, I live my life, and I do so rather freely, thanks in large part to my scale. The scale, when used properly, can be your friend!
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