In a two-year study of 162 overweight and obese gym members, those asked to weigh themselves daily and chart the results were more likely to lose significant weight and then keep it off.
Another study of 92 overweight adults found increased weight loss among those assigned to daily use of a digital scale that sent results to a website. The daily weighers saw no increases in depression, binge eating or other signs of disordered eating.
Another thought behind this is If you see your weight going up a little bit, you may consciously or even unconsciously be more resistant to bad eating habaits…
A few tips for daily weighing:
- Do it at the same time, in the same state of undress, each day. Most experts recommend morning, when people tend to weigh the least.
- Consider a newer Wi-Fi-enabled scale that can send your results to an app or website, creating an easy record — and often snazzy graphics. If you would rather not spend so much (up to $150), use an old-school scale and keep a paper record.