The Toss-Your-Scale Diet Plan
I say: Give away the scale and keep your power. You don't need a piece of
metal to tell you if you've gained or lost weight. You already know the answer.
And you don't need it to tell you whether you're allowed to like yourself
today. You are. You belong here. No matter what you weigh, you deserve joy and
happiness and connection to people you love.
So don't feed yourself — heed yourself. And here's the amazing thing:
Allowing yourself to know what you already know feels wonderful. It's you
affirming yourself, no matter what that meaningless piece of metal has to
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