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How to End the Obsession With Pounds

By Genevieve Cunningham

Most people who are trying to get fit and healthy are focused on losing weight. We all want to feel good in our own skin. We want to be thin -- or at least relatively fit. We want to fit into our jeans with no problem and throw on a swimsuit in a moment’s notice. While focusing on losing weight isn’t generally a problem, it can quickly become a problem when that’s all we can think about. We become obsessed. If you’re interested in improving your health without getting too caught up with weight loss, take a look at these ways to end the obsession without ending the quest for better health.

Find a New Goal

Not every goal has to revolve around the scale. Why not find a new one? A better one? One that really hits home for you? Maybe you want to fit into a new pair of jeans. Maybe you want to get off of a certain medication. Maybe you want to run a mile under 10 minutes. There are so many worthy goals out there. Find one that has meaning to you that doesn’t have anything to do with the scale, and use that as motivation.

Research Internal Health

The more research you do and the more you understand your health holistically, the less likely you are to be obsessed with the scale. Learn about how metabolism works. Learn about how supplements are absorbed and used by the body. Do massive amounts of research about diet and nutrition. The more information you have, the more likely you are to focus on another aspect of health and leave the scale alone.

See a Counselor

If you really can’t stop obsessing, it may be a legitimate issue worth getting help over. Don’t be afraid to see a counselor, who can help you see your body in a more positive way and to stop obsessing over a number. It will take time and cost money, but the end result will be well worth the trouble.

Good health isn’t always about pounds. It’s not about your clothing size or how fast your fat is dropping. It’s about so much more than that. Don’t allow yourself to get caught up in the weight loss drama. Go far beyond that and focus on your health as a whole. It can be hard to change your mindset, but if you can make it happen, you’ll be healthier and happier from the inside out.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Jordan, Utah.

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