Some of us let the reading on the scale tell us how we should feel about ourselves or even if we will have a good or bad day. Why do we give the scale so much power over us? No inanimate object should ever make us feel good or bad about our current weight.
A friend on Facebook mentioned that they have a love-hate relationship with the scales and on that day, it was a good day. At the time, I didn’t think much about my friend’s status, but it did catch my attention because I wondered why would someone have a love-hate relationship with the scales.
It didn’t dawn on me until after I listened to a lecture by Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, that people do have a love-hate relationship with the scales and I learned why this happens. Continue reading