Are the scales being a little stubborn? Not sure why? Here are 5 simple tops to help drop those kilos faster and get the scales moving!
Isn’t it interesting what kind of impact this simple invention can have on us humans? On one hand it can have us clutching the towel rail in terror as we step on one toe at a time, then wailing in dismay when the number doesn’t budge…or WORSE, goes up! Ugh!
On the other hand, the scales may go down, and that blessedly diminishing number can make us dance with joy and whip out those previously too-small jeans in frenzied victory.
But sometimes scales just seem to get….stuck. That number just frustratingly won’t move, and it doesn’t matter how much you stomp your foot (which will probably just make the scales wobble and fluster about in even more confusion), you just can’t seem to make them budge.
SuperFastDiet isn’t just about solving the overall diet riddle by offering 3 easy intermittent fasting options, it’s also about solving mysteries like this because there are 5 simple tips/truths that can help you to get those mysterious scales to behave – and see that number dropping ASAP. No towel rail clutching required.
1 – Maybe it isn’t you.
Yes, we thought we’d start with this one because well, it is the easiest one to swallow, right? (‘Scuze the dieting pun). You may well be experiencing any number of physical reasons why that number won’t budge, despite all your good work. Bloating, constipation, periods, hormones, fluid retention….and that other mystery cause known as ‘the whoosh effect’, which in layman’s terms, simply means that fat cells can fill with water before -whoosh – they empty out. It’s not you, it’s them! So the big tip here is: KEEP GOING. The weight loss reward is on its way.
2 – Guestimating much?
Yes, it’s a word 😊. If you think you ‘kinda’ know that you’ve only had 1000 calories for 3 days in a row, therefore the scales are evil and must be destroyed, you may want to pause and look things up. For example, did you know there’s 100 calories in a tablespoon of olive oil? Eeek. So the second big tip is: Calories are facts, not ‘something like that I think’.
3 – Are you actually fasting?
For example, if you’re supposed to be on a 16 hour fast from 8pm – 12pm, having a few wines after dinner is going to break the physiological impact. You need to either have the wine earlier or do without, and yes, count the calories of course. 6pm dinner anyone? Just like that all-knowing teacher back in school, the scales will know if you cheat.
4 – But it used to work when I did it this way…?
Yes, but a few things might have changed since then. For example, were you still wearing fluoro lycra and dancing to Duran Duran? Metabolisms change, activity levels change, hormones change and yes, weight does too. Make sure you set the right goals, keeping all those things in mind. You’ve changed after all, so change your method to suit. Get with the new program!
5 – Um…maybe it is the scales.
Oh, you’re so loving this one, we know, but maybe it is. Did you buy them in 1992 (hint, are they covered in carpet?), are you weighing yourself on the actual carpet? Have your teenage boys been literally jumping on them? Do they start at zero Use. Accurate. Scales.
…and happy budging that number all the way down to your goal!
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