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HOW Often Should You Weigh Yourself?
Here's an easy diet trick: Weigh yourself every day. The more frequently you weigh yourself, the more weight you will lose, according to researchers from Tampere University of Technology in Finland. Why? By keeping a close eye on even minor weight fluctuations, you can quickly get back on track and prevent future weight gain.

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The study: Led by Elina Helander, the team followed a group of 40 overweight people for one year, analyzing 2,838 weigh-ins. All the participants were dieting.

The results:

  • The more frequently dieters weighed themselves, the more weight they lost.

  • If dieters went longer than a week without a weigh-in, they gained weight.

  • The average time a dieter could go between weigh-ins and not gain weight was 5.8 days.

Keeping close track of your weight allows you to identify which foods cause weight gain. For this to work, however, you need to get a digital scale that is accurate to two-tenths of a pound.

Fun fact: Since weekend weigh-ins can show dramatic gains or losses, pay close attention to your weight on Wednesday. This is a more consistent indication of your true weight.

The study findings were published in PLOS ONE.

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