Would you use a measuring tape to measure time? Would you use a watch to measure the quantity of a liquid? Why would you want to use a scale to measure fat?
There is no need to weigh yourself to see if the diet plan you are following is giving you good results. Weight control done in autonomy, is misleading. Initial weight loss is almost entirely due to a decrease in extracellular fluid, in some cases as the result of the diet. Later, when our weight does not decrease anymore, we feel demotivated and we start to make excuses to abandon the diet.
Sometimes, we weigh ourselves after a huge dinner to check how “big” the damage is and then we do a fast “detox” to counteract it without considering that variations are normal and are only due to our water retention – the only element of our body composition that can change quickly.
My nutritionist in my dancer career taught me a lot and I will always thank her for what she taughts me, as she made me love food and I understood why we need to eat. That if you eat you can lose weight and enjoy your life. Unbelievable right?but it is TRUE! I was obsessed with weighting myself till I realised that it is our inches that define us: 1Kg of cotton does not occupy the same space of 1 Kg of iron , 1l of oil always float into a container in which there are 100cc of water. If you lose only 5 Kg but you go from a size 12 to a size 10, it is not your pair of jeans that have become bigger, but you are becoming smaller.
Over time, eating well and following a good nutrition brings an increase of calcium in our bones and iron. It will also bring a production of enzymes that work inside and outside our body, it will bring a reserve of vitamins and minerals, of collagen and elastin that make our skin “thick”, toned and glow …. And all this has a “WEIGHT”. A WEIGHT worth as much as GOLD!
Reference: Dr. Cristiana Di Giacomo, Biologist Nutritionist