Just as with not counting calories, we don’t need to count the numbers on the scale either to indicate we are on the path to health. At most, the number on the scale shows where we’ve been not where we’re going. And besides that, did you know that muscle weighs more than fat? Did you know you can be ‘skinny’ on the outside but have dangerous fat accumulations around your organs on the inside? As you begin a new healthy living regime, continually looking at the scale can be discouraging and misleading. Instead of asking, how much does the scale say I weigh today, ask, how is my energy level today? Do I have more energy than yesterday? How do I feel today? If you stay focused on your ‘why’ and visualize your goal regularly, and by continually adding in the nutrient dense foods we discussed in the previous post, you can’t help but be heading in the right direction. Just holding the intention that you want to do something positive for your health will be leading you in the right direction. The scale can’t measure that or any of the other positive changes you are making for yourself. The scale cannot measure your change in mindset which is the biggest factor in making positive changes for your health.