My scales must be broken …

Hi everyone!

How many of you think exactly that? How many of you step on the scales every day and get obsessed about a few grams more or less each day?

Don’t! Don’t go and weigh yourself every day. Our bodydoes have natural changes in weight that go a bit up and down on a regular basis.

More important than stepping on the scales every day is to keep your goal in mind and act on it.

Chose a healthy diet and remember:  Many products we Magpie by Sandy Bröcking / Think Smart & Lose Weighteat these days are not as healthy as we think and as we get told, and many of these products simply make us gain weight.

A physically answer to the ‘broken scale’ effect can be that a kilo of fat weighs the same as a kilo of muscle. Therefore if you have done some good workouts and lost some fat but you may have increased your muscles. That might be the answer to some added kilos on your scales. (In this case it’s good kilos!)

Fat is much more bulky and is taking much more space than muscle. Therefore, if you exercise regularly it is possible that you don’t lose any weight one week, but your pants will feel loser because your body still loses fat. Sometimes using body measurements is much a better option.


Use your scales once a week but don’t get obsessed with it. Make sure you focus on your goal and how to get there. Set yourself 2 important points and adjust them as needed on your weight loss journey.

  1. The weight you want to be. Focus on it! Do everything you can in whatever healthy way to get there.
  2. The number you do not want to cross. Set yourself a number that you do not want to go above. Adjust this number accordingly on your journey. The more weight you lose the smaller this number should be.

If you get close to the second number you know that you want to work even harder to get back on track.

Good Luck



About Sandy Bröcking

I’m a health professional, author and motivational speaker who is passionate to help people lose weight the healthy way. As I used to be heavily overweight myself a long time ago, I believe that successful weight loss comes from motivation and knowledge. My passion is to stop people being fooled by often expensive diet regimes. Believe me - losing weight for good is not as difficult as most people think.
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