Lard have mercy: are you weighing yourself incorrectly?


Lard have mercy: are you weighing yourself incorrectly?

Or are you weighing yourself too often?

Devlin Brown

What would be more concerning than weight fluctuations is that you are weighing yourself every day, and if you’re obsessed, a few times a day. That’s an unhealthy relationship with the scale.

An obsession with the scale can lead to eating disorders and even drug abuse. It’s not just those who want to lose weight who are obsessed with what the scale says. Many young men who want to be bigger and stronger are equally preoccupied with weighing themselves.

You may not be at risk of an eating disorder or drug abuse, but your obsession could interfere with your happiness. If not yours, then at least for the people living with you. I know from many years’ experience interacting with people trying to reshape their bodies — it is irritating getting a running commentary about what the scale says every few hours...

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