Lots of trainers tell people what they want to hear – that getting weighed doesn’t matter and to throw away the scales. We disagree!
If you’re a 5 2 female who weighs 200lb then you aren’t going to look “toned” or fit into a size 10 dress unless you lose a good 50lb+. Calipers and photos are great but there’s nothing like the scales to give you a readily accessible, quick, easy and realistic snapshot of how you’re doing. BUT… You need to use them like a scientist – not like a critic.