Have you been weighing? Today is weigh in check day. Recent studies have shown that daily self-weighing may be a powerful tool for both losing and maintaining weight. One study showed that people who weighed themselves every day gobbled 347 fewer calories per day than those who did not. I think being aware of your weight is a key factor in successful weight loss. Recognize that we dieters are self-deceiving. We tend to think we are doing okay when we are really gaining a little. Weighing quickly takes away any deception you might have about how much you weigh. Monitoring weight loss progress motivates you to keep going and generally improves weight-related behavior and self-control.
Consistent self-weighing allows you to catch weight gain before it escalates and make the necessary changes to prevent more weight gain. Studies have shown that overweight people who weigh everyday, lose pounds, and those who don’t, weigh gain. Despite the hype that weighing can boggle you mind, it really helps to keep your weight loss on track. So when you Google and see the articles on why weighing daily isn’t good, even articles by so-called famous exercise people, just say I’m weighing because I’m losing.