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You have just decided to lose some weight and you want to make sure you are continually shedding those pounds off. You bought a weighing scale to monitor your progress.

For most weight losers, keeping the excess pounds from appearing back into their weighing scale is so hard, thus, it is considered by many as the greatest challenge ever to exist to those who are trying to reach their normal weight. In most cases, obese patients who successfully lost some weight find that the fat they eliminated comes back within two years after their saying goodbye to their weight management regimen.

One of the best techniques is to keep a daily record of your weight. Seeing the weighing scale reading per day is good since some small fluctuations in your weight can be closely monitored and you can have a chance to correct your weight control mistakes by eating less and having more intensive exercise to burn more calories. For most people, weighing-in everyday can help them overcome their small weight changes and it can keep them motivated to maintain their current healthy lifestyle.

However, daily measurement of one’s weight is not everybody’s cup of tea.

Some dieters see daily weighing-in as a form of distraction. Daily weight fluctuation can result in frustrations and discouragements. For some people, seeing their weights not improving despite all their efforts can be so ‘unmotivating’ that in the end they decide to give up losing weight.

Water weight can affect the result of your daily weight. Your weight value can also be greatly affected with the amount of water you take in. You may mistakenly interpret a one-pound weight gain as a pound of fat gained, when in reality, you only took in a pound of water.

Daily weighing-in can trigger unhealthy eating behaviors to some patients. There are patients who take their weights too seriously to the point that they start adopting unhealthy eating behavior and practices  to make their weighing scales tip to a lesser weight value. Some try to skip their meals while others, in their great frustration, give up their efforts all-together and start binge-eating.

The verdict: Weighing-in at once every single week is the most highly recommended schedule to track your progress in losing weight. It provides a more accurate interpretation of the amount of fats you gain or lose.

Keeping a journal of regular food intake and your physical activity is a much better procedure that daily weigh-in since it can emphasize to you the healthy lifestyle modifications you need in order to lose weight.

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