Weighing yourself is one of the most common methods of tracking the effectiveness of your diet plan or workout program. But the practice raises many questions begging for answers. Experts in the field of wellness often pose the question; how often should you weigh yourself? Should it be a daily routine or a weekly or monthly activity? If you know that, when is the best time to weigh yourself? Should you weigh yourself the first thing in the morning, in the afternoon or before going to bed at night? In short, is weighing =necessary or is it an exercise in futility?
The answers to these questions are varied and may cause a lot of confusion, which is why it is crucial to know the right thing to do.
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Each individual loses or gains weight at a level unique to their body and workout and diet preferences. Weighing yourself lets you know if your body is changing at the right pace relative to your eating habits and workouts.
The dangers of weighing yourself
What you weigh is more than fat or muscles
When you weigh yourself, the numbers you get are not a true reflection of what you have gained or lost. There is more to weight than fat or muscle as other factors such as the amount of water, food, glycogen, and excreta also affect what you weigh on the scales. The implication of this is that your fluctuating weight is a normal characteristic of your body.
The reality of this is a confusing one for the person in search of a dream number. The scales only show you what you weigh, not the composition of the weight. This is why you shouldn’t rely on the number on the scale as a true reflection of your weight loss or gain. Include other methods of tracking your weight such as comparing pictures, mirror, measurements, how clothes fit you and so on.
Additionally, you can drive yourself crazy when you don’t see any changes or worse your weight increases. It can be confusing and lead to depression and eating …show more content…
Experts recommend daily, weekly, and monthly weigh-ins. Each of these recommendations has their merits and demerits.
Weighing once in a day
Weighing yourself every day may not be the best if you base your decisions on the numbers you see on the scale. This is because the body weight fluctuates daily. A better way of doing this is to weigh yourself daily and record the readings, then take an average of the readings at the end of the week. You will get an accurate figure of your body weight.
So if you weigh yourself daily with the aim of taking an average at the end of the week, then daily weigh-ins is a great way of tracking your weight. But if you are going to rely on the daily readings as the truth about what is happening to your weight, you will continue running in