Here’s your chance to weigh in on the scale. Do you use a scale? Does weighing yourself work for you? How often do you weigh yourself? Does the frequency with which you weigh yourself make a difference? If so, what difference does it make?
The research on using the scale to facilitate weight loss is quite mixed. Some studies show weighing less frequently is better, others show weighing more frequently is the answer, and finally there are research studies that conclude it’s best not to weigh yourself at all. So it appears that it’s your choice. In other words, what works best for you about weighing yourself is what you should use.
There are some consequences to getting on the scale and seeing what you weigh. The two most common are you can be encouraged and you can be discouraged. The important thing is not the consequence itself, but how you handle an unwanted consequence.
What are some of your experiences using the scale a lot, a little, or not at all? Have you developed any good ways to deal with your reactions to the weigh in?