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Why the Scale LIES~Part 1

Why The Scale Lies~Part 1

by Renee Cloe,
ACE Certified Personal Trainer

We’ve been told over an over again that daily weighing is unnecessary, yet many of us can’t resist peeking at that number every morning. If you just can’t bring yourself to toss the scale in the trash, you should definitely familiarize yourself with the factors that influence it’s readings. From water retention to glycogen storage and changes in lean body mass, daily weight fluctuations are normal. They are not indicators of your success or failure.

Tortellini Soup

Tortellini Soup
This is an easy soup that can be made in 30-45 minutes in the evening. This is a great soup for the upcoming coooooold days we have ahead of us.
Wellness from the inside out! Incorporate lots of great veggies in this simple Tortellini Soup.

  • 1lb lean ground meat of your choice such as chicken, turkey, bison, hot turkey sausage or lean beef
  • 4 cups low sodium beef broth (or chicken broth if using ground turkey or chicken)
  • 1-2 cups water
  • 1 28oz can diced tomatoes seasoned with garlic and basil or Italian style 
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced
  • 5 stalks of celery, sliced
  • 5 whole carrots, peeled and sliced

Newstand Hype

A perfect example of the weight loss confusion. Listen, if it sounds to good to be is! Eating right, strength training and cardiovascular exercise are the only answers to long term weight loss and overall wellness.I have a big pet peeve. It comes in the form of magazine covers with radical claims all geared at grabbing your attention with EASY weight loss secrets. All of these articles claim that you too can "Lose 10 pounds in 10 days" "Melt inches off your waistline with these easy steps" and the one I saw today, "Lose 42lbs drinking coffee!" with a sub-title of "Add this stir-in to MELT FAT!"  I didn't buy this magazine, I never do! I know that if it were really as easy as these types of magazines claim.