Admit it… it’s depressing.
You work out on a frequent basis. You do resistance exercise and high intensity cardio like you know you should. You try and eat nutritious, healthy foods (and not too much of them) 90% of the time. But the scale refuses to budge.
And you can’t help wondering…
Do you just need to be patient, waiting for the numbers to finally get smaller?
Or could it be possible that the numbers on scale doesn’t really matter… and you’re actually making progress, despite your stagnant weight?
Why weighing yourself doesn’t work
People have been using scales to determine their physical health for ages. Long ago, someone determined that what you weigh is somehow the pinnacle of how fit and healthy you are. And society wholeheartedly accepted this.
Heck, I remember hearing about cheerleading squads in high school who wouldn’t accept anyone into their team who was over 120 pounds, despite their level of skill or overall appearance.
Not even two pounds over. Does that seem right to you?
Well, the ugly truth about the scale is that it doesn’t actually tell you how in shape you are.
Why? Because the scale only looks at your overall weight… it doesn’t consider other (more important) factors such as how much muscle you have, how dense your bones are,