The Scale Rules My Life – How Do I Stop Obsessing Over Numbers?

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Feeling like you can’t even recognize the person in the mirror? When every minute revolves around food, exercise, and the number on the scale? It’s exhausting. And the worst part is, it feels impossible to even talk about it with anyone.

If that sounds like you, you’re not alone. Our latest “Life Quakes” segment tackles this exact struggle. A viewer shares their battle with the scale, food anxiety, and the constant numbers echoing in their head. Hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest dietician Ellen Coghlan weighs in with insights and ways to start breaking free from this cycle.

Food and exercise anxiety

It’s easy to feel lost and alone when you’re feeling isolated and this is all consuming.

Taking small steps makes a difference

Start by noticing your thought patterns and gently redirecting them. Consider changing your daily routine, like weighing yourself less often.

Therapy and Tools

Don’t be afraid to seek professional support and explore alternative approaches to healthy eating, such as intuitive eating.

Need advice on this? Dealing with something similar? Let us know in the comments below!

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