If you’re in the habit of weighing yourself every morning and hyper-focusing on the number that pops up in front of you, your eating habits will certainly be affected.
Say that you hop on your scale, and you’re five pounds heavier than you were the last time you weighed yourself - what’s the first thought or feeling that might come to mind?
“I’m a failure.”
“I need to go on a diet.”
“How did I let this happen?”
Sound familiar? If so, these feelings will likely result in behaviors like restrictive eating, skipping meals, counting calories, or creating other arbitrary rules for ourselves that just makes us unhappy and stressed out.
When was the last time you weighed yourself? How did that number on the scale make you feel?
Share provided by Linnette Johnson, MS, MA, CNS, RALC, LDN
(She/Her) - Nutrition Coach, Educator, Researcher, Registered Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant, Mindfulness Meditation Coach and Herbalist.