When trying to lose weight, most people focus on just that –
weight. The number on the scale. Not only do I think tends to
backfire for most people, it’s also an accurate representation of
what we’re really after (fat loss) and it often prevents us from
focusing on all the other wins – non scale victories we have every
day and typically overlook.
In today’s episode I’ll certainly share my thoughts on effective
and ineffective ways to measure fat loss and overall progress, but
I want to focus on non scale victories.
We’ll talk about which, if any, you should begin to measure (and
how) as well as the tremendous benefit they have in your
Here’s my 10,000 ft view of non-scale victories: they are one of
the most powerful ways to overcome all-or-nothing thinking.
You definitely want to listen to this episode if you struggle
with the scale or with all-or-nothing thinking about weight
When we fall into the trap of all-or-nothing thinking, we fixate
on something that we aren’t proud of, a choice that was less than
perfect, and, due to our imperfection, we count the day as wasted.
Next thing we know, one average choice has triggered 10 awful
At the root of all-or-nothing thinking is a focus on what wasn’t
perfect or ideal. This is the absolute opposite of non scale
When we practice monitoring & celebrating non scale
victories, we’re focusing on what is going right. We’re looking for
progress beyond the scale and we’re focusing on the improvements in
mindset, moderation, health, energy, fitness and anything in
Naturally, we focus less on what wasn’t right and more on what
Plus, we begin to prove to ourselves that progress doesn’t
require perfect and we clearly see that all-or-nothing thinking is
There are all kinds of non-scale victories. In today’s episode
I’m talking about many different categories of non-scale victories
and how you can measure them.
Health (blood sugar, hemoglobin A1C, cholesterol,
triglycerides, migraines, etc)
Hormonal biofeedback (sleep, energy, cravings, hunger,
mood, menstrual cycle regularity)
Fitness (strength, endurance, consistency,
Mindset (attitude, negativity, perspective, motivation,
consistency, grace, patience)
Choices (frequency of binges, bouncing back more
You don’t want to miss this full episode to hear about how, why
& how often you should evaluate these non-scale victories and
what the focus will do for your results & your motivation.