Stop judging yourself on a number
The Self Care Coach
I am often amazed how women allow different numbers define them and specifically, how a number on the scales can influence how they feel about themselves.
As a culture we have started to use numbers as a measurement of success, happiness and validation.
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Event the slightest deviation from what “should” be can impact a woman’s mood for the day, week or even longer.
“I’m (insert age), I should be so much further along”
“But I’m a size (insert dress size) now”
“I can’t believe I weigh (insert weight)“
“What if the numbers are wrong?”
For example, BMI is used as a key indicator of a healthy weight and height ratio. However, BMI doesn’t take into account muscle, age, ethnicity or where body fat is stored.
Dress sizes are different in many different stores. Bra sizes vary from different suppliers. Your weight will vary depending on the time of day and month.
Calorie counting is also something that women have become obsessed with but forget that a calorie represents energy. If you are expending more energy you need to replace that energy and you need a certain amount of energy to fuel your body. If you consume too much energy your body stores it as fat and if you consume too little, your body goes into starvation mode to protect itself.
So what is a better way to use numbers?
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