Don't Overdo It!
A surefire way to get overly concerned with your weight is to weigh yourself too
often. Weigh yourself no more than once a week when you're dieting. Though
it's hard to stick to this pattern, it's the best way to prevent unnecessary concern
with normal weight fluctuations, which are unrelated to your weight-loss efforts.
Regardless of your weighing habits, it's important that you're consistent.
Here are 5 rules for effectively monitoring your weight – weigh yourself:
• Once a week, on the same day of the week
• At the same time of day
• In the same place
• Wearing the same clothes
• Using the same scale
To keep track of your weight, record only one number for the week. This
will give you a clear picture of any trend your weight is following.
When You're Maintaining Weight
Fluctuations in day-to-day weight tend to be smaller when weight is stable, so a
more frequent weigh-in pattern is helpful. To maintain a stable weight:
• Weigh yourself more often than once a week.
• Use the "5-pound rule" – research shows that people who keep weight within
a 5-pound range are more likely to maintain a healthy body weight over the
While a scale can be a useful tool on your weight-loss journey, it's not in
and of itself a program for losing weight. Studies show that people lose
three times more weight in a Weight Watchers program than they do on
Come to a meeting and learn from us the best way to lose and maintain
weight. Call 1-800-651-6000 or go to WeightWatchers.com to find a
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*Heshka S et al. Weight loss with self-help compared to a structured commercial program: a randomized
controlled trial. JAMA 2003; 289(14): 1792-1798.
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