The scale doesn’t weigh health or vitality.

The scale doesn’t weigh health or vitality.
The scale doesn’t weigh who you are or what others think of you.
Throw your scale out – you are so much more than a number on a scale.


“We humans are about 2/3 water. Each of us contains about 40 liters (or quarts) of the stuff, and each liter weighs a bit over 2 pounds. Our bodies effectively regulate fluid balance by adjusting urine output and sense of thirst, but this is done within a 2-liter range.

Within this range, your body doesn’t really care if it is up to a liter above or below its ideal fluid level. What this means is that we all live inside a 4-pound-wide grey zone, so that from day to day we fluctuate up or down.

This happens more or less at random, so with any one weight reading you don’t know where your body is within that fluid range. Your weight can be the same for 3 days in a row, and the next morning you wake up and the scale says you’ve gained 3 pounds for no apparent reason.

For people who weigh themselves frequently, this can be maddening.”

Source: The Art & Science of Low Carbohydrate Living

Thanks to Healthy Living How To and Verdant Health Inc!

How do you measure *your* Self?


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5 Responses to The scale doesn’t weigh health or vitality.

  1. Thank you for this post! It’s such a great reminder. I’m going to post a link to it in my own blog. Thanks again! –Megan

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  3. Deb says:

    It is a great reminder! I’ve recently been writing about trying to focus on my fitness, which has suffered of late. Even IF I don’t lose weight, I know that being fitter will mean I’m healthier and it will make me feel better!

  4. This is the first time I’ve heard this in such scientific terms! I love it! The quote is so freaking true! Thanks for the post!

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