A lot of people have hang-ups about scale weight – in large part because we’ve had it drilled into our heads for a long time that scale weight going down is always a good thing, and scale weight going up is always bad.
The issue is when scale weight is viewed in isolation and without proper context.
Remember, there are lots of variables that impact scale weight, including but not limited to: menstrual cycle, digestion, exercise, sodium intake, sleep, muscles mass, and more.
Scale weight is not a direct measure of body fat.
Some will even put blinders on, even when they’ve developed a positive relationship with food and exercise. But these very essential things will get overlooked because the scale isn’t moving the way they want.
I’m not demonizing the scale here, though. At all. It really can be a helpful tool depending on the person – but again, only as long as it’s taken within context.
As for whether or not you should do away with the scale altogether, I think that’s truly up to each individual. Some find ditching the scale allows them to feel less pressure and stress overall, while others may find that repairing their relationship with the scale and learning to be more objective over time is powerful!
Context is KING.