Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Weighing Yourself

Are you stepping on that scale too often?  Here's an article that might help you change your ways:

How Often Should You Weigh Yourself When Dieting?
Stepping on the scale regularly is a healthy habit for everyone to adopt.  But when trying to lose weight, how often should a dieter weigh-in?

Dr. Mike Moreno reports in his book, The 17 Day Diet, “Not too many people like to weigh themselves. Doctors know this.  After patients step on the scale, they think it is giving them the weight of a completely different person, like Hulk Hogan.” 

Should a Dieter Weigh Daily, Weekly, or What? 

Most dieters are impatient to see results and many jump on the scale every day to find out the verdict.  Is this wise? 

Some weight loss experts feel that weighing daily can have a detrimental effect on motivation if the number on the scale isn’t what a dieter had hoped to see.  Additionally it takes a reduction of 3,500 calories to lose a pound. Due to these two facts, many weight loss plans incorporate a weekly weigh-in.

However, Irene Rubaum Keller, licensed psychotherapist and author of the book, Foodaholic, recommends tracking weight daily, first thing in the morning. Continuing Reading at Suite 101: "How Often Should You Weigh Yourself When Dieting?"

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