There is good reason behind Aulisio’s recommendation — most notably her belief that body weight isn’t the be-all and end-all when it comes to health. It’s important, yes. But it’s not everything.
When weighing yourself, early mornings are the most accurate time of day, Aulisio says, because that’s the time that generally offers the best baseline for comparison purposes.
Still, while body weight is indeed something that needs to be monitored and managed, it shouldn’t be the singular focus of a holistic healthy living plan. If you’re looking to become healthier, she says focus less on what the scale says and more on how you feel.
“What you see on the scale does not dictate the hard work you have done, the progress you have made or the person you are,” she says. “I encourage others to go by how they feel and how they fit in their clothing. Do you feel that it was easier to run errands without getting fatigued? Do your jeans feel looser? Do you have more energy?
“Do not become stuck on a value. Instead, become motivated by how you feel and empowered by what you are able to accomplish because of the changes you have made with your health.”