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Should you weigh yourself every day?

Check out the reasons below why you shouldn’t weigh yourself every day!

Monitor your progress

Weighing yourself once a week is one way monitor your progress. Seeing the number on the scales reducing can boost your confidence, self-esteem and help keep you motivated. The danger is if you become a slave to the scales. Don’t be tempted to hop onto the scales every day. If you do, there’s a chance you’ll become fixated by your weight therefore meaning you could be left disappointed and lose confidence.

Weight can vary day to day

The main thing to remember is that weight fluctuates. This is completely normal. There are lots of factors that affect how much you weigh on a particular day, including; the previous day’s food intake, the previous day’s sodium intake, your stress levels, hormonal changes, sleeping habits.

Keeping momentum

Make sure you keep up the momentum by avoiding weighing yourself every day. Accept that fluctuations in weight will happen every day. If you stay positive, then that’s half the battle. It’s all about maintaining that mental strength and motivation.

When it comes to weight loss, there will be ups and downs, good days and not so good days. Don’t let the scales dictate your mood. If the reading is high, there are many reasons. Rather than losing your confidence and feeling that it’s all going wrong, think positive and accept that weight does fluctuate. As long as you’re are sticking to a plan and do everything you need the excess pounds will come off.

When to weigh yourself

Weighing yourself once a week can be the most effective way to stay motivated. When you do step onto the scales, there are certain things you can do to make things consistent. Try to get weighed in the morning, before you’ve had anything to eat or drink. Make sure you’ve used the toilet. Keep the scales on a level surface. Wear the same clothes, or don’t wear anything.

Remember that everyone responds differently to losing weight, and it can take time for the weight to come off.