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The Weigh to Lose Weight: Why Your Scale Can Help

Life Coaching

Let’s face it – we all dread the moment we have to step on the scale. But if you want to reach your weight loss goals, it’s a must-do. Regular weigh-ins help you stay on track, hold you accountable and celebrate your progress. Here are a few science-backed reasons why weighing yourself regularly is so important for weight loss success:

1. It helps you track your progress:

Weighing yourself everyday (or at least once a week) gives you a clear picture of how much weight you’re losing over time. It allows you to see how your body is responding to changes in your diet and exercise routine. This can be a major motivator when you see the numbers drop and can also help you identify any setbacks.

It’s important to keep in mind that your weight can fluctuate daily. Factors like hormonal changes, water retention and even the time of day can cause the number to vary. But don’t let this discourage you from stepping on the scale. By weighing yourself every day, you’ll start to notice patterns and trends in your weight loss journey. In fact, research[1] shows that weighing yourself daily leads to more weight loss and a higher chance of adopting healthier habits.

2. It holds you accountable:

Stepping on the scale is a great way to stay accountable for your weight loss goals. When you commit to weighing yourself, you’re making a promise to yourself to stay on track with your healthy habits. This daily check-in helps you maintain and focus on your health journey and provide motivation to keep going.

By weighing yourself every day, you are holding yourself accountable for your choices. Knowing that you will have to face the number on the scale each morning can be a powerful motivator to make healthier choices throughout the day. For example, if you know you’re going to weigh yourself in the morning, you may be less likely to indulge in that tempting dessert after dinner. When analysing facilitators of weight loss in women, research[2] found that self-accountability plays a big role in promoting weight loss.

3. It can help you make adjustments:

One of the most important benefits of using the scales is you can make changes and adjustments along your weight loss journey. By tracking your weight over time, you can identify patterns and make informed decisions about your diet and exercise routine.

For example, if you notice your weight is consistently going up it might be time to re-adjust your diet and exercise routine. By making necessary changes, you can keep your weight loss on track and prevent setbacks. It’s important to look at the general weight trend, perhaps over a few weeks, rather than daily fluctuations. That being said, weighing yourself daily can help make the trends easier to identify.


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[1] Weighing every day matters: daily weighing improves weight loss and adoption of weight control behaviors - PubMed (

[2] Facilitators and barriers to weight loss and weight loss maintenance: a qualitative exploration - Metzgar - 2015 - Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics - Wiley Online Library