Do you dread stepping on the scale to check your weight? It’s time to adjust your mindset. Your weight is just a data point—a simple, straightforward update on how your daily eating habits are affecting your body.
While some experts recommend relatively infrequent weigh-ins (such as once a week), others think daily feedback is better. It’s easy to pack on a few extra pounds gradually, without noticing. Maintaining awareness will help you correct course as soon as the data starts trending in the wrong direction.
The best time to weigh in is first thing after you wake up in the morning. If that’s not possible, just aim for the same time each day, whether it’s morning, noon, or night. Consistency is key.
Daily weigh-ins are a best practice even if you’re not dieting, but they’re absolutely essential if you are. For more simple techniques on successful weight control, head over to our Instaread on Never Binge Again.