Does Weighing Every Day Actually Help You?

Is this one of the hard habits you need to break?

I have a confession to make, I used to do this every single day. But then again I realized that it didn’t really help and only added to my frustration why, despite all my efforts, it’s not working! I also knew, for a fact, that it doesn’t work this way, however.

What I did was my tactic and decided to weigh every week instead, and then I started to see the difference minus the daily frustration. If you think weighing daily helps, then by all means, continue doing so.

But wait, according to Food Network, there is a better way to measure fat loss, and it could be done by measuring weight circumference and body fat percentage.

Read on below for more.

How about you? How do you measure fat loss?

Should You Weigh Yourself Every Day?

Find out how often you should weigh yourself and what the number on the scale really means.

Don’t Drive Yourself Nutty
Running to the scale every morning will make you insane.

Best Measurements for Fat Loss
Here are two better ways to check if you really lost weight:

  1. Waist circumference: Circle your waist with a tape measure to determine how many inches you’ve lost.
  2. Body fat percentage: Dietitians and certified trainers can take your body fat percentage, using skin calipers or other methods.

Bottom Line: The scale doesn’t tell you the best story of what is going on, so don’t make it your all-or-nothing way to measure your weight.

–by Toby Amidor

To read the full article, please go to Food Network.