Stepping On Scale Every Day May Be Key To Weight Loss, Study Finds

DALLAS — What’s a sure-fire way to increase your odds of losing weight and keeping it off? Stepping on the scale — and doing it every day. A new study finds that people who weigh themselves frequently are more likely to shed unwanted pounds compared to those who only keep tabs on their weight every now and then.

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing and University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine found that routinely monitoring body weight not only keeps goals in the front of the mind, but it allows a person to recognize the patterns that are working. That is, when a change in diet, fitness, or other lifestyle habit occurs, literally watching your weight can help you see what’s most effective.

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