Your scale makes a bigger difference in your diet than you think it does.
Not too many people like to weigh themselves. Doctors know this. After patients step on the scales, they think it is giving them the weight of a completely different person, like Hulk Hogan.
Since we won’t let them weigh naked, they tell us to subtract two pounds for their shoes, one pound for jewelry, and three pounds if it is after the Big Mac and fries they had for lunch. Some people strip off this stuff faster than a Lexus left on a city side street at midnight and step on the scale again. But doctors’ scales do not lie. Patients have to accept the truth. Their bodies, without consulting them, have been converting doughnuts, pizza, and ice cream into fat.
Is it Good to Weigh Yourself While Dieting?
So, is it good to weigh yourself on a diet? When is the best time to weigh yourself? Let’s talk about bathroom scales for a moment. Your bathroom scale can be a top tool for losing weight. I know, some people say throw it out, but those people are naturally thin or possibly teach aerobics classes. They don’t need a scale.
If you skirt the scale, your weight might start going up, and you won’t know it. Then, when the nurse forces you at pen point to ascend the scale at your next doctor’s appointment and 302 pops up, you might go into shock.
Monitor Your Weight
Monitoring weight using the scale will prevent that from happening. It’s a great habit and one that has helped people in the National Weight Control Registry—a group of several thousand successful losers—keep their weight off. People are eligible to sign up for the registry if they have lost at least 30 pounds and have maintained their weight loss for at least a year. The registry is used by researchers to learn how people actually keep their weight off, because successful losers are like aliens from another planet. When scientists can get their hands on one, they want to study it.
Take Action! The Answer to How Often You Should Weigh Yourself
Yes, other things can tell you a lot about your weight: the way your clothes fit, how winded you feel going up a flight of stairs, or how you look in the mirror, but you want to still want to weigh yourself to know for sure.
The answer to how often to weigh yourself is, every several days, or at least once a week, and definitely after each 17 Day Diet Cycle.
Just resist getting on bathroom scales dozens of times a day in hopes of a better outcome.
So, take that candy jar off your desk. It may make you less popular with your co-workers, but you’re on your way to a lighter life. And that’s exciting.
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