For a very long time, I let the number on the scales determine my self-worth. In fact, I was obsessed with my weight. I’d let the number dictate how I felt about myself and it would set my mood and the tone of my day. It was a toxic cycle and my health suffered as a result.
From what I’ve seen from my clients and online community, weight is something that a lot of women are struggling with. If this resonates with you, I want you to know that the number on the scales is not a reflection of who you are. Don’t let that number determine how you feel about yourself. You’re not defined by your weight. Not now, and not ever.
If you follow my program and the JSHealth philosophy, you’ll know that I ask women to give up the scales for the first three months of their healing journey – and then for life. Why do I do this? If you’re struggling with negative body image, weighing yourself places stress on your mind and body. If you don’t like the number you see, it can be a trigger for self-inflicted body criticism, which often ends up having a negative effect on your mood and food choices. Not to mention that it can be a trigger for anxiety.
Throwing out the scales is a powerful step in giving up dieting for life. When I threw away my scales a few years ago, it changed my relationship with my mind and body. When your mind relaxes, your body follows suit and that’s where the real transformation starts to take place.
I want everyone to reclaim their relationship with health. Instead of focusing on how we look, let’s start focusing on how we feel. Instead of punishing our bodies with calorie counting, food deprivation and binge eating, let’s respect our bodies by treating them with care and kindness.
I’m here with you every step of the way and I’d love to hear about your progress. Please reach out on social media and share your JSHealth journey with our community. We’re all in this together.
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