Are you struggle to find a way to lose few extra pounds? A new study finds that a simple way is weighing yourself every day.
This research backs up the idea that this habit can help dieters succeed. The study finds people who weigh themselves daily are more likely to lose weight than those who don’t.
Experts say this method remind you to eat healthy, watch your calories and stay away from tempting sweets – your biggest enemy in weight loss process. However, this could lead to more anxiety, therefore, take careful consideration to choose what feels right to you.
The researchers cannot say for certain that doing daily weighing leads to weight loss, but it could motivate you to look after your body more.
This research was conducted on more than 1,000 adults, and found that who weighed themselves several times a week lose weight more significantly in a year. Meanwhile, people who never stepped on a scale, or who did so just one a week, lose no weight. Also, if you weigh yourself at the same time every day, it could help.
However, this simple way may not suitable for everyone. For certain people, weighing too often could decrease self-esteem and increase anxiety. Especially, if you find yourself obsessing about the scale, this way could increase the risk of an eating disorder. Experts do not recommend you to weigh yourself everyday if you are above mentioned.
Below is some little tips that some people got from doing this simple way in their own weight-loss journey. They weighed themselves every morning under three conditions:
– No clothes on
– After a morning bowel movement
– Before taking a bite of food
And if you want to stay focused on losing weight, then weigh yourself every day. But, if daily weighing make you uncomfortable, then weigh in every certain day, for example, Wednesday. However, the most important thing is that, either way that you choose, make sure that you keep track to stay on track.
You are recommended to have a digital scale that rounds to the decimal point for precise results. You will see how good you feel after “losing” those extra ounces.