If you are trying to lose weight, ‘experts’ will tell you to weigh yourself each day in the process. The idea seems to make sense on the surface. When you see positive results from regularly checking your weight, you become motivated. This can yield great results, improves focus and develops dedication to the efforts you are making.
But what usually happens when the scale does not tell you what you want to hear?
The unfortunate power of negative reinforcement will then take over you. You religiously check your weight each day only to find out that it has not changed at all, or even worse, you gained weight. This daily reminder on how your weight loss is not improving could possibly lead to you abandoning your weight loss efforts.
There is nothing wrong in checking the numbers everyday if you are on your weight loss journey. Just don’t get too obsessed over the numbers.
In becoming overweight or obese, it probably took you a long time to become one. The body you want will not come to your overnight, even with the most efficient fat-burning weight loss techniques. You have to work hard for it diligently. In reaching your target weight, you need to check the scale and record it during the period of your journey.
Obsessing over a number on a scale can work against your weight loss journey. If you want to lose weight, stepping on your scale, waiting for the right numbers to crunch does not help you lose weight.
There is a very simple reason on why obsessing over numbers can have a negative impact on your results. You should not be obsessing on the results and you should rather obsess on the process. You may have found a weight loss plan and decided to try it for yourself. Other people recommend its effectiveness. You may have even seen some signs that it is beginning to work.
Don’t focus on what the scale is telling you, focus your attention on following that plan.
Obsess over each step you take in the process. Your process determines the results you are working on. You need to be process-oriented (always doing the things you need to do to lose weight) rather than being results-oriented (always staring at your scale).
So instead of focusing on the numbers you are seeing, how fast or slow your weight is dropping, focus on the individual steps and efforts required to lose the weight. Continually perform those actions that have proven effective for burning fat and losing weight, and the numbers on the scale will take care of himself.
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