The Scale is Not Your Enemy


Though even accurate scales seem fickle, a few simple things can be done for more reliability.

Dust Off Your Scale


Are you someone who panics at the mere sight of a scale? This can be more common among women but let’s not exclude our portly brethren. To be clear, I am not referring to hard plates that protect fish flesh. I’m talking about the flat surface with numbers on it that reveals everything Spandex tries to conceal.

One aversion to scales is they seem to lie. You can do well, sticking to a healthy meal plan. Your clothes feel looser. A scale confirms the loss of a few pounds. The next day, after eating your favorite snack, that scale snatches the lost weight back. Yes, some scales are deceitful. If one returns different numbers in succession, it either needs to be calibrated or discarded.

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