Whilst the scale will always be an important metric, it’s doesn’t confirm our health status and it doesn’t define us.
We do know that an overweight person will typically increase their health with a 7-10% bodyweight reduction so the scale/what we weigh is of importance.
We also know that we can be healthy/unhealthy at any weight despite how we look, so the scale/what we weigh isn’t everything… There can be a healthy reason for some people to lose weight via any means, bariatric or medication for instance, but for the gen pop there’s not such a critical need. For the gen pop the path to weight loss should be via slower, healthier means (not that there’s anything unhealthy with surgery/medication per se but Its designed to be direct with a very short term outcome)
Yes body will lose weight when the energy balance is correct, but the psychological/emotional challenges we face to get the energy balance correct are considerable - it goes beyond math & physiology...
Converting a ‘want’ to be healthier into achieving better health is where our challenges are.
‘Healthy’ is very much in context but I think we can all agree what that generally looks like.
Trying to focus less on the scale and more on our health.
If we can blur out the scale & work on our overall health, improving not only our nutrition & general fitness levels but also our relationship to them, we can let the scale do what it wants.
Typically the scale will improve anyways.
A little more focus on the input & less on the output!