In today’s world, we’re constantly faced with images of the “ideal” body on magazines, often without considering the health implications of achieving a lower weight.
The reality is that not everyone is the same body type. So losing a bunch of pounds to improve your self-image may be counterproductive. Instead, health experts tell us to focus more on feeling good and increasing energy rather than stringently controlling weight. Here are seven signs you’re weight obsessed…
1. Multiple Daily Weigh-Ins
Health.com notes that if you’re stepping on the scales more than once per day, you may be putting too much weight on your weight. The truth is your body weight will naturally fluctuate throughout the day and around mealtimes, so multiple weigh-ins will not provide an overall picture.
Health.com also notes that weighing yourself weekly is enough. When you start getting on the scale every couple of hours, or try to find ways to trick the scale into reading lower, you may develop low esteem issues. If you must weigh-in daily, do it before breakfast after using the bathroom.