I am always trying to be healthier. Like a good improver, I know that I can’t do this without a “how much, by when” aim. The problem is health is hard to measure, so I’ve settled on weight since it’s readily available, easy to track, and simple to calculate.
But since I measure weight, I sometimes forget that my goal is better health (not weight loss) and I end up using the wrong strategies. (Think fad diets instead of altering long-term habits and behaviors.)
This situation is analogous to what ... read full post