A friend the other day lamented that they had been working out and eating cleanly but they
noticed that the scale was going up instead of down. They said, “My clothes seem to be fitting
better, my energy is up…but I am gaining weight! I thought I was trimming down…I am so
I was like, “Wait, don’t you hear all the good things you said? You feel great, your clothes are
fitting better! Isn’t that the real goal?”
“I know, but I just thought the number would go down…”
Therein lies the dilemma…aiming for true health but getting caught up in society’s obsession
with numbers. Are you this person? A slave to the scale, a slave to the numbers…do you count
calories feverishly without counting nutrients? Do you base your health on pounds lost instead
of gauging your health by the way your body feels?
Yes, the scale can tell some of the story of a rapid weight gain or weight loss but it will NEVER
tell you the full story. As nutrition expert David Sandoval say, “It’s about the inches not the
pounds!” Another important aspect to remember is that muscle weighs more than fat. If you lose
fat but gain even more muscle, the scale will go up…but it will be for a great reason as opposed
to an alarming one! This need for the scale to say something in particular brings so many
people to the point of obsession that we end up losing sight of the true goal…to be healthy and
to look and feel great. Nutrition by the numbers is simply not practical or effective.
David goes on to say, “Between tightening up, reducing inflammation, reducing impacted bowel
matter, and getting rid of excess water weight, losing 2 lbs can easily look like 10 – 15!”
Do not make yourself a prisoner of the scale! Who wants to be treated like a number anyway?
No one that I know! So why do we treat ourselves that way? Don’t be attached to an outcome
that involves a certain number to appear on that scale. As David reminds us, “It is unrealized
expectations that are reason for disappointment…what you really want is to feel better…when
you feel better, you look better. Then everyone who looks at you will think you look better –
because you will be smiling and radiating health.”
FOR EXAMPLE: Dr. Dana McGrady’s Transformation
Dana posted this photo on her Facebook page and created a contest. The person who guessed closest to
her weight loss amount would get a FREE container of Purium’s Organic Kamut Blend. Guesses of “10
lbs!” and “8 lbs!” and the like came in…after giving her friends and fans some time to stew over it, Dana
finally weighed in with the real answer.
One and a half lbs.! Yes, 1.5 lbs…how is that possible? Through the last two years, over and
over, I’ve had Transformers that I’ve had to be “rushed” to get on the phone with because they
are not happy with their weight loss. They thought it would be much more by now they see all
the amazing Before & Afters with these HUGE amounts lost so therefore they feel like a failure.
Well, that’s just not the case. Every single person is different. We are all unique. We have to at
some point just trust the process and quit looking at the scale. For me, here are my REAL
Mental clarity – WOW! I can finally think again. I can remember things. I feel like I can get 1000
things accomplished today.
My loose baby belly (after my 9.6 lb. baby was born 1 year ago) tightened back up and I’m back
to my pre-baby shape.
I’m happy! Yes, I was happy before but now I’m ecstatic-in- LOVE-with- my-life- and-my- family-
and-feel-the- BEST-with- my-cells- truly-nourished
My cravings are gone. Vanished. Kaput. Good riddance!
Every single day when the scale wouldn’t budge, I learned a lesson. To breathe and just LET
GO! Let the scale go, the scale doesn’t define me. I’m going to clean out my body, nourish my
cells, and magic is going to happen with the tightening of my skin and muscles.
So every single time YOU have someone that doesn’t think they are losing enough weight,
show them this photo and read them my testimonial. It doesn’t always show on the scale but
PICTURES don’t lie.
This point cannot be stressed enough! It is all about how you feel – and when you feel great,
you can’t help but look great!