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How many people weigh daily?
Or should one do it once a week, or every three days? Please let me your your weighing techniques.
Wed. May 30, 10:14am
Once a week here. I think it's crazy to weigh everyday because the number can fluctuate for no real reason. You can eat great and workout like a maniac and gain a pound, and then 2 days later, see a big loss. It's just too inconsistent for me.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007, 10:29 AM
Sometimes I do, Sometimes i don't. I always try to weigh myself in the morning in my underwear for some consistency.
It's good to keep track with a trend line on a graph (the average) so even if you're up for the day, you realize that you're down over time.
Below is a link to the "trend" section of the Hacker's Diet.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007, 10:33 AM
I weigh myself several times a day. I consider my morning weigh in (naked, after I use the washroom) my true weight. I've gotten to know how my weight flucuates through-out the day, after I eat, and day by day. I record my weight once a week to keep track of how I am doing.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007, 11:07 AM
My father & I both weigh our selves daily. Out other family members think we are crazy, but we react very quickly from meal to meal. We can pick up & drop 2-3 pounds in 24 hours if we pay attention to fat, fiber & sodium. It works for us. We also use the Weight Watcher's scale.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007, 9:37 PM
I weigh daily, every morning. I find it helps me to understand my body more and I can definitely see the difference on the scale between good days and bad days with eating. As long as you don't live by the scale and let it control your mood then I think it is fine.
Thursday, May 31, 2007, 12:04 AM
For people who are on long time maintenance for weight loss, the National Weight Registry found that people who weighed daily were most likely to keep off weight in the long run. What you learn from daily weigh-ins is your weight fluctuates a whole lot depending on sodium intake, dehydration, menstrual cycle, or simply eating too much. If you gain a little, you can quicky adjust too. It's easier to adjust for a couple pound gain from eating a little too much than a 15 pound gain.
For people consciously trying to lose weight, I have heard a range of recommendations. Many weigh weekly so that they can see a change (hopefully a loss).
I think it depends on the person. For many, it probably helps to know what the numbers are. If you get obsessed with the numbers, maybe once a week is a good way to go. If you just want to watch what happens day to day (it WILL fluctuate), it is a great way to see what happens depending on a whole range of factors. But if it drives you crazy and makes you upset and disappointed, steer clear of the scales.
Some people use clothes as a gauge. When those tight jeans are loosening...something is happening. It MAY not show up on the scales especially if you are building muscle (which is GOOD) because muscle is much heavier than fat, but is much smaller and denser...and more metabolically active (you burn hotter and lose weight faster in the long run with more muscle).
So really look at the question for youself, experiment a little, and decide what motivates you in the long run.
Thursday, May 31, 2007, 10:24 AM
3 times a day.
The only obsessive / compulsive symptom I have.
Thursday, May 31, 2007, 10:26 AM
I do daily, and recommend it for anyone who can avoid overreacting to the fluctuations. I think more information is always better IF you can process it in a thoughtful way and "look for the trend". But if you are the sort to become very distressed when you get a number that you don't like, then daily isn't a good idea for you.
Thursday, May 31, 2007, 10:28 AM
I weigh daily. I need to maintain the focus on the weight issure.
Thursday, May 31, 2007, 10:58 AM
I weigh every day same time, same condition (morning right after getting up). I also only use one scale. If I have to go to the doctor, I turn around because I don't need another scale messing with my mind. I like daily weighs in because of the feedback and desensitizing me to those fluctuations. I would worry weighing in once a week and that being the day there is an inexplicable gain and feeling like I blew the whole week.
Thursday, May 31, 2007, 11:29 AM
I weigh in daily, it helps me keep close tabs on what my body is doing. I have a fancy electronic scale that calibrates water, muscle, and need to work out. I also use a regular manuel scale.
Thursday, May 31, 2007, 1:50 PM
My Daily Weigh In Is Important To Me
I weigh myself every morning. If I am up a little bit, it just causes me to redouble my efforts to focus on WATCHING what I eat. If I am down a little bit, it is nice to see the progress. Either way, it is important to me to keep an eye on this critical measurement. It has contributed greatly to my loss of about 25 pounds since starting at the end of February.
Thursday, May 31, 2007, 2:16 PM
I used to weigh in every morning, after the gym and then before I went to bed. It just became obssessive and if I weighed in and I didn't like what I saw, then my whole day would just go down the drain. I have now trained myself to only weigh in on my weigh day which is Thursday and after two weeks I know that if I follow my eating and exercising plan, the numbers will be in my favor.
Thursday, May 31, 2007, 10:32 PM
How often should you weigh yourself?
I weigh once a month. In the past, I weighed myself every day for a month. If I know I ate out at a restaurant and didn't eat well, I definitely would not weigh myself.
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