You will hear it over and over.
“You don’t need to weigh yourself in order to stay on track!”
“The scale is just a number!”
“The number on the scales mean nothing!”
It’s true that the scale only tells part of the story. It says nothing about your body composition and can only report on the mass that it’s given.
There’s a problem here though. If you jump on a scale obsessively every day, that is not good. If you burst into tears at the mere thought of having to step on a scale, that is also not good.
While the scale may not tell the complete story of body composition, it is still a valid indicator of part of the story of what is happening to your body.
The best place to be with the scale is to have the ability to stand on one, read the number, shrug and then carry on with your day.
If you avoid the scale ALL the time, then it still has sway over you.
Learn to use it intelligently and form a healthy relationship with it.
Just as you would with anything else.