When it comes to getting a slim and sharp body in the gym, many people turn to scales as an indicator of their changing health.
But a dietitian is proof that you can look thinner than ever by leaving the scales and eating intuitively.
Leanne Ward, 29, of Brisbane, showed how much her body has changed over the years and explained that the fact of weighing more has made her look thinner.
Leanne Ward (pictured), 29, of Brisbane, showed how much her body has changed over the years and explained that weighing more has made her look slimmer.
Leanne (in the photo now at 73 kg and before at 70 kg) said that when leaving the scales, you can end up heavier but looking thinner than ever
"When I was younger, I always felt heavy every morning after I got up," Leanne said (pictured) and explained that she would determine her self-esteem in this way.
"When I was younger, I always felt heavy every morning after I got up," Leanne said in an Instagram post.
I used to think that this was a representation of how healthy I was and how hard I had worked. Any number that appeared was my "value" for the day.
"If the number was lower than the day before, I would pat myself on the back and feel pretty good (even if I had an" error "the day before).
"If the number on the scale was the same, or * panting *, higher than the day before, I promise immediately that I will work harder because I was a failure."
It was not until Leanne said she learned more about food and nutrition that she realized that her attitude towards her body was incorrect (in the image of 72 kg and 69 kg)
It was not until Leanne said she learned more about food and nutrition that she realized that her attitude toward her body was wrong:
"You know the curious thing about scales is that they do not usually show how hard we've worked," he said.
My lowest weight as an adult was also my most unhealthy weight
"I remember the days when I ate" to perfection "and spent more time in the gym and the number was even greater.
"I also remember the days when I skipped the gym and the number was even bigger."
The 29-year-old said that yo-yo attitude towards diet and food "used to get me so much into my head and it always made me think I was not good enough."
She said it took her "years" to realize that her value "was not determined by a number."
"My lowest weight as an adult was also my most unhealthy weight," he added candidly.
Today, the dietitian (in the photo) said that she has realized that humans "do not have a perfect weight", since it is something that fluctuates daily depending on many things.
Today, the dietitian said she has realized that humans "do not have a perfect weight", since it is something that fluctuates daily depending on many things.
"Why punish yourself by jumping on the scale every day when the number will always look different," he said.
How Leanne measures her physical progress
1. Body composition machines.
2. Jeans too tight
3. Progress before and after the images.
If you want to measure your weight when you are on a fitness mission, the dietitian said you are much better off using "other measures of success".
His favorites include the body composition machines often found in gyms, a pair of "too-tight" jeans or progress pictures.
"As you can see in mine, my highest weight is also my healthiest and most fit weight."
Leanne is not the first person to encourage women to "screw".
Fitness blogger Kelsey Wells, who runs the My Sweat Life blog, started the #ScrewTheScales initiative after showing she was more toned and lean after gaining eight kilograms.
Leanne confessed that when she had her lightest weight, she was also the most unhealthy when it came to her relationship with food.
The advice of Leanne Ward for a truly healthy life.
1. Preparation of the food. Leanne says it's a "game change" and even if you only prepare a few meals you'll still have some healthy meals in your week.
2. Practice gratitude. She says that if you are grateful for what you have every day, you will realize that this is enough.
3. Tell other people your goals. This helps keep you responsible and helps you get up when you fall.
4. Find an approach that works for you and stick to it. Do not be tempted by the latest fad diets and workouts.
5. Eat colorful vegetables whenever possible. Leanne says you should try to incorporate them into each meal if possible, and that they should make half of your plate.
6. Take a break. According to Leanne, eating a brownie or an ice cream tub will not make you fat, just like eating a salad will not make you healthy. Practice eating healthy foods and moving your body regularly. Then there is plenty of space for cake, wine and cheese from time to time.
However, since becoming a dietitian, Leanne has been on a mission to illustrate that eating more will not necessarily make you fat.
"Not as paleo, keto or vegan, but as FOOD … real food, real nutrients and, to be honest, a combination of all these diets," he explained.
& # 39; I believe in whole foods and daily meals. I hate when you see a meal plan or a recipe that makes you go to a special store to buy "super" ingredients that cost the land.
& # 39; People forget that rolled oats, fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, nuts and vegetables are also SUPERFOODS cheap!
& # 39; You will never see me posting food diaries with an abundance of açaí bowls, matcha powder, goji berries, kale, or coconut oil.
"Of course these things are good for you, but there are much cheaper options that are equally (if not more) nutritious."
When it comes to Leanne's approach to losing fat, in the past she talked about what she does to stay in shape.
"I'm 6 feet tall and train weights four times a week and two days of cardio a week (netball, HIIT and / or cardio on an empty stomach," Leanne told FEMAIL.
"Currently weighs 72 kilograms, which is healthy for my height."