Weighing Yourself Can Boost (or Destroy) Your Weight Loss Efforts

man standing on a bathroom scale

This man probably thinks a bathroom scale will help him meet his weight-loss goals | iStock.com

Wouldn’t it be great if your bathroom scale offered some encouraging words before you weighed yourself? Seeing the number hasn’t budged would sting a lot less if it were preceded with, “Hey, you look great! Is that a six-pack I see emerging?” Since the process is a lot less hopeful, most¬†people dread it. But skipping weigh-in day means you have nothing holding you accountable, whether you’re trying to lose a few pounds or maintain your current physique

Unfortunately, knowing that you need to weigh yourself isn’t the same as knowing¬†how you should weigh yourself. Daily? Weekly? When the mood strikes you? There has to be some way to stay on track without losing your mind. Let’s take a closer look.