After spending a few days on your latest weight loss “diet” you would naturally expect a loss that can be easily recorded on the scales. After all, your jeans feel a bit looser, your stomach is certainly flatter so you would expect a weight reduction measured by scales. However whilst you feel excited about the small changes, jumping on the scales could have negative consequences. Read on so that you can have a better understanding as to why this is not always the case.
Weighing yourself only once per week (and not daily weigh-ins) is a better option for an accurate reading of your weight when monitoring your weight-loss. Reason being, weight naturally fluctuates from day to day and stepping on the scale daily will only prove to be a very discouraging practice as you see the numbers go up and down all over the place throughout the week.
Weighing yourself only once a week at the same time of day (we recommend first thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything) and in the middle of the week, say Wednesday, you'll get a much more consistent reading and a true measure of your week-to-week progress.
So why Wednesday?
Well, according to the Public Library of Science study it found these two things:
1. When maintaining weight, Wednesday was found to have the least week-to-week fluctuations, so you'll get the most accurate reading by weighing in on Wednesday.
2. Wednesday also just so happened to be the day when people weighed the least each week.
Since your new eating plan is monitored from week to week this option for the weekly weigh in will provide the most accurate reading.
Weigh yourself only once a week, on Wednesday morning, first thing when you wake up and before eating or drinking anything.
Do that and you'll get the most accurate picture of your weekly weight-loss progress!
Caroline is a clinical Nutritionist practicing on a consultation basis. Caroline's experience encompasses research and writing on disease prevention with natural herbs, spices, foods and supplementation. Caroline practices holistic nutritional medicine that combines the three elements of being human. Those being, the physical , emotional and the mental components that make us who we are. All of these criterior is fueled by the fundamental of all health, food .