Although the scale may give you a sense of security, the scale is much more likely to contribute to your feeling out of control with food than to help you feel confident in feeding yourself.
Here’s how to get rid of it:
Seriously. Reduce the temptation.
2. Find an accountability partner
It’s easier to stop a behaviour when you have a good support system. Tell a friend, a partner, or a family member about your goal and let them support you and keep accountable.
3. Write out a pros and cons list
What are the positives of weighing yourself? What are the possible negative impacts if you weigh yourself? Keep this list somewhere you can see every day to keep you going.
4. Seek professional help
If you are finding it difficult to let go of the scale, or feel like weight is taking up a lot of space in your mind, it may be worth seeking psychological support. I also suggest seeking dietetic assistance to support the help from a psychologist!
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