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Breaking Up With The Scale: How to Determine Your Best Weight

Societal pressures often dictate beauty standards and the concept of an ideal weight can be both misleading and detrimental to your well being. Instead of fixating on a specific number on the scale, let's explore the idea of defining your best weight through a personalized approach that prioritizes health and happiness. 



Consider asking yourself these questions:


How Do I Feel Physically?


Does my weight allow me to move and engage in activities that I enjoy? 


Are My Health Metrics Within a Healthy Range?


Is my weight impacting key health metrics such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar? Do I have any health conditions that could positively respond to weight loss?


"Your best weight is whatever weight you reach when you are living the healthiest life you can enjoy."

What Are My Lifestyle Habits?


When I evaluate my lifestyle habits, including smoking, alcohol consumption, dietary choices, stress management and other behaviors that may impact my health, are there areas for improvement? 


What Are My Nutritional Needs?


Am I eating in a way that gives me consistent energy levels throughout the day? Do I feel satisfied after meals in terms of hunger and cravings? Am I happy with the amount of food my plan allows me to eat, or is it too restrictive to be sustainable long term?


What is My Body Composition?


Do I have a healthy balance of body fat and lean muscle mass to support my metabolic health, physical performance, and risk for developing chronic diseases? Could I consume more protein and engage in strength training to improve by body composition?


Your best weight is whatever weight you reach when you are living the healthiest life you can enjoy.  The weight loss process provides an opportunity for self-discovery and enjoying the journey allows you to learn more about your preferences, strengths, and areas for growth, leading to a more personalized and sustainable approach. Aim to do your best and understand that “your best” is going to vary between days, seasons and life circumstances. When “doing our best” becomes the goal, we are more likely to maintain our efforts and create lasting behavioral change.

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