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How often do you weigh?

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Hello Friends!
My question for today is this: How often do you weigh?

I have heard over and over that you shouldn't weigh every day. However, I find for myself, that I need to weigh every day. I feel like it keeps me moving in the right direction, and helps me catch myself before I gain too much.
Now I must explain that I don't freak out if I gain a little bit. I know weight fluctuates. If I se a trend of it going upevery day, thn I look over my program and tweak it.
It can be intimidating to say "I gained 5 pounds now I have to lose it. I'd rather catch myself before that.
Thoughts?
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  • PRYDERI
    It varies with my mood, often daily and the advantage to daily is it gives me perspective on the fluctuations around baseline. Then there are periods where I weigh approximately weekly, usually if I'm busy or feeling discouraged.

    I don't think there's any right frequency, it's individual.
    50 days ago
  • FIT2BETHIN
    I weigh daily. I realize that the number fluctuates from day to day. Which is why I weigh daily...I reflect on what I did and/or ate the day before that may have had impact on the result. I don’t obsess over the numbers. For the 5% challenge, I use the weight on Saturdays as my “official” weight, if that makes sense.
    51 days ago
  • IAMTHEELLIE
    As long as it isn't an obsession and the daily fluctuations don't bother you, I think once a day is fine. I personally weigh once a week. You just don't want to develop an unhealthy relationship with the scale!
    52 days ago
  • LOSEDAPOUNDS
    I am like you, I need to weight every day or almost every day to stay accountable. Works for me.
    52 days ago
  • 2BDYNAMIC
    Are usually wait everyday. I like to nip it in the bed right away rather than Wait and find out it's gone up a ton. I don't really think there should be any hard and fast rule though as to how often one steps on the scale but rather what is a persons preference. Just saying.
    52 days ago
  • MUGABI123
    Every day....I love my fitbit digital scale!
    52 days ago
  • PIZZA5152
    Once a week
    52 days ago
  • V72392
    Every day,for accountability in its general direction,and to see which foods affect water retention and "digeative issues".
    52 days ago
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