Diet Center Diet Tips

Here are some diet tips that will help keep you on track and on time for goal weight.

Jun 18, 2018 Tip

Who’s in control, you or the scale? Some people depend on the scale to dictate their eating behavior. For example, when the scale reflects their weight is down, they give themselves room to cheat a little. When the scale is up, they get hard on themselves and cut back drastically. Such people also let scales affect their emotions. On bad days, they may be depressed or cranky, and think negatively about themselves.

Try not to let the scale control you. Think about how you behave around a scale. Do you take off as much as possible before you weigh, including jewelry? Do you go to the bathroom before every time you weigh? Do you step sideways onto the scale, jiggle it a little, measure yourself more than once, or any other actions that may give you a lower reading?

Scales are one way to monitor your progress, not the only way. The scale does not tell you how your body is feeling and what it needs. Only you can learn to understand your body’s hunger signals. Only you can assess how well you are following your Diet Center program. You determine how you need to change your eating behaviors based on a number of factors, including the scale (i.e. look at food journals, look at inch loss, consider an increase in energy levels, etc.).

Scales do not dictate your progress and your future success. You have the control over your behavior. Instead of making an effort to make the scale have a lower reading, let the scale work for you!