Author: Christopher Roberts
July 18th, 2018 • 2 min read
Last Updated: August 12th, 2018
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When it comes to weighing yourself, your weight differs when it comes to the timing of the day. To lose weight fast is going to take a lot more than running on the treadmill or reducing your calories (although they are crucial strategies when done strategically).
But when it comes to the terrifying weight scale, there’s nothing to fear! According to the National Weight Control Registry, 75% of people who have successfully lost weight and kept it off weigh themselves on a consistent basis. In addition, a 2012 study in the Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics found that people who regularly weigh themselves are the ones who lose weight and are less likely to gain it back!
Apparently it's a good habit to get yourself accustomed to.
So, get your scale game on! But keep this in mind: science recommends to do so mindfully. Apparently there is a “right” way to weigh yourself. And as long as you follow this simple rule, you may get results that you can be proud of (and that are a little more accurate!)
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First off, doctors recommend scheduling just one time per day to weigh yourself and stay consistent with only that time. Since your weight oscillates throughout the day, it’s hard to get an accurate read on the scale when you’re constantly on it.
“You need to know that number on a consistent basis to help you manage your weight to make better decisions about your health,” Holly Wyatt, M.D., medical director of the Wellness Clinic at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, told Consumer Reports.
However, now you've stumbled upon a question to ask yourself: When is the best time to weight myself, then?
Experts say you should use the scale in the morning, just after you empty out your bladder and before you eat your breakfast (or before you even make the trip to the gym). Not only will your weight be lower, but you'll also benefit from seeing an accurate result of what you actually weigh.
It's also important to place your scale on a flat surface and not on any carpets or a rocky surface. The incline level does matter when it comes to accuracy so make sure you're standing still with your weight distributed evenly on both sides, across both feet. Getting a more exact result of how much you really weight is guaranteed to put your mind at rest and keep you motivated for fast weight loss (remember, only you can help yourself lose weight fast!)
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