Use a Scale or Diet Fails


 

Every Sunday morning my newsletter goes out to people interested in weight loss, healthy eating, and great food in general. But for my patients it is their weekly reminder to weigh themselves, see if they lost a pound, gained a pound, stayed the same– and if they are unhappy then to look back at their food logs and see what led to the lack of progress.

Throughout the years we have called this several names: our first was “if you can measure it you can manage it.” Later we called it “if you plan for your meals you plan for success, and if you don’t plan for success you are planning for failure.” Now we call it “scale or fail.”
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