How Often To Weigh Myself?
Whenever I’m on a diet the strongest motivation to go on is actually losing weight. This is why sometimes weighing myself to check how much I have lost turns into an obsession. I am sure that this happened to you too at least once. In fact most diet programs like for example Weight Watchers recommend weighing once a week to help you set long term goals and avoid becoming too obsessed with checking your results. It also helps getting over periods of plateau, when it seems like you are not able to shed even a single pound.
When Should I Weigh Myself?
All dieticians agree that mornings are the best moments to weigh in: immediately after getting up, before having your morning coffee or your breakfast, but after you go to the bathroom. It is said that this is your real weight. However if you weigh in more than once a day, you may get disappointed because having even 2 glasses of water could add almost a pound.
Is Once A Week Enough To Weight Myself On A Diet?
As I’ve already mentioned some weight loss programs recommend weighing in only once a week. It may seem difficult in the beginning, but in fact it helps you make a long term plan. However for me once a week didn’t work. Immediately after weighing myself on Sunday morning I rewarded my success with something unhealthy. That’s ok if you can stop at only ‘one something’, but my mistake was thinking that I still have a whole week ahead so I can cheat a little bit more. For this reason I decided that twice a week is the best solution for me. In fact I think that it depends on your ability to motivate yourself to stay on track even if you check the results once a week.
How Often Should You Weight Yourself When You’re Not On A Diet?
After finishing a diet I weigh in once a week in the beginning and then once a month. I do this because I need to check if I am not gaining back immediately what I have just lost. However most diet programs recommend checking your weight regularly to make sure you don’t get off track. In the end it all depends on each person’s motivation to stay fit and healthy. And if you think it helps weighing in on daily basis, go ahead! Do whatever suits your needs.
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