Checking your weight helps - Diet myths disproved - Women's Health & Fitness

6. Checking your weight keeps you on track.
After learning about how to tweak my diet from health and fitness magazines, I thought it was time to focus on eating food for my health and not for losing weight. I decided to stop allowing the scale to dictate my worth and ditched it for one month. To my surprise I dropped 2.5 kg in one month just from eating healthy. I didn’t give the scale permission to make me feel insecure or stressed because of some silly number.

If you are going on transformation journey then I think it’s important to take photos of yourself, measure your body, and see how your clothes fit. You do need a few types of assessments during your journey as ‘proof’ because sometimes our minds play tricks on us and we don’t realise how far we’ve come. Even now, on the days when I don’t feel like I have made enough progress, I force myself to look at old photos of mine to see how much my perseverance and dedication has paid off.

You should be proud of every step you take no matter how small. Sometimes you will take five steps forward and 3 steps back and that's okay because it’s part of your journey and your learning process. If you want your change to become lifelong then you will always need to make mistakes and learn from them. You are human, not perfect, and I am where I am today because of the lessons my mistakes have taught me.