Do daily weigh-ins motivate weight loss?

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery

Apr 1, 2015 9:30:00 AM

daily weigh-ins for motivationLosing weight can be a tough battle, and it can be easy to become discouraged. However, researchers claim that daily motivation tricks, such as monitoring your food intake and tracking your steps, may help you stay on track with your weight-loss goals. 

Now, checking your weight daily is considered a direct motivating link in regards to how much weight you lose. A study headed by nutritionist Dori Steinberg of Duke Global Health Institute  reveals that those who check their weight daily are likely to lose about twice as much weight as those who don’t check their weight every day. Also, people who check their weight daily are shown to develop more healthy weight-loss practices such as avoiding snacks and exercising more often.

Researchers believe that checking weight does encourage weight loss, but do not yet consider the study conclusive because it was small, and the groups could have been more randomized. Further research will be done to determine the correlation between checking weight daily and weight loss.

You can learn more about the study and its results from “Daily weigh-ins may encourage weight loss” on Reuters.

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