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Weighing Yourself

Weighing Yourself Is So Last Year -- 5 Other Ways to Measure Your Health

Lindsey Smith | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Smith

When it comes down to it, weight should be a byproduct of how we view health. Sure, certain numbers can tell us a whole heck of a lot about our health. But numbers can't tell us how we feel emotionally, physically, or spiritually. Numbers cannot tell us how our bodies feel.

The 10-Second Trick That Can Help You Lose Weight

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living

There are plenty of arguments that advocate throwing away the bathroom scale, but a new study suggests daily weigh-ins may be a key component to weigh...

5 Steps to Sustainable Weight Loss Success

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Don't believe the naysayers who tell you...

4 Good Reasons Why Weighing Yourself Is A Bad Idea

Felice Shapiro | Posted 10.14.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

I used to weigh myself two times a day all through college and until I had my first child -- and began again after my second was born. It started because the daily dorm breakfast of buttered cinnamon toast (three slices) ended up pushing on the seams of my jeans. When I finally got on the scale - it turned out I was up 8 pounds - Never had a weight issue before and now I was freaked.

You Are Not a Number

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition On a particularly lovely spring day, my...

The One Thing Everyone Trying To Lose Weight Should Do

Roz Warren | Posted 05.14.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

I just bought a brand new digital bathroom scale, so naturally I step on it every time I'm anywhere near the bathroom in order to watch my weight fluctuate. A mammoth salad for lunch? I'm up two pounds! A pleasant ramble with the Yorkie-poo? They've gone! Dinner at my sister's house? They're back! But by tomorrow morning, they'll probably be gone again. Or not.

I Threw Away My Scale And I've Never Felt Better About My Body

Bustle | Posted 04.17.2014 | Women
Bustle

I threw my bathroom scale in the trash. Along with all the other things that just didn't belong in my life anymore, like worn out clothes and furniture, it needed to go.

Why I Only Weigh Myself Once a Week (If That)

Jennipher Walters | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennipher Walters

The only way to get away from its yo-yoing, confidence-sucking and confidence-boosting pull is to limit your time with the darn thing. And find a deeper and more real and stable sense of power; one that doesn't have a darn thing to do with how much we weigh.

The Best 5 Pounds a Woman Can Lose

Brad L. Johnson | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Brad L. Johnson

Does the number on the scale dictate your level of happiness for the day? Why does that number on the scale have so much power over your level of joy at any given time? Why is this a common practice for women but not men? The scale doesn't know if it is weighing fat, muscle, or hair extensions.

Why Weigh?

Mirabai Holland | Posted 05.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Mirabai Holland

Some health and fitness professionals have made a compelling case for ignoring the scale, saying that measuring one's percentage of body fat is the most accurate way to track one's fitness level.

Dread The Scale? 5 Reasons You Can Skip Weighing Yourself

Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By Cynthia Sass, M.P.H., R.D. How much do you hate weighing yourself? According to a UK survey, some women would rather be seen naked by a collea...

Beware The Scale: Learn The Right Way To Weigh

Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living

By Heather Bauer for U.S. News Health When trying to follow a weight-loss plan, the scale can be your worst enemy. It's a tricky device in tracking...

No Weigh!

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

Before you can say "Kirstie Alley", the men all line up by the scale, with absolutely no hesitation and no prodding whatsoever, and weigh themselves. No clearer divide exists between Mars and Venus.