Most of the people are advised to avoid scales and weighing machines if they want to lose weight. But that might exactly be the thing that you have to do when you are on a weight loss journey. As per a new study, people who weigh themselves regularly can lose more weight than those who don’t.
According to the study based on three hundred women, those who weighed themselves every day had lower BMIs, as compared to those who didn’t. It means that weighing yourself every day can make people aware of their fitness goals and diet regimen.
Meghan Butryn, an author of the research, said:
Regularly weighing yourself can motivate you to engage in healthy eating and exercise behaviours, because it provides you with evidence that these behaviours are effective in helping you lose weight or prevent weight gain.
Similarly, if you see weight gain on the scale, that information can motivate you to make a change.
It is possible that the relation between self-weighing and weight might be driven by scale avoidance among those who experienced weight gain.
So, what are you waiting for? Now is definitely the time to find your weighing machine and start losing those extra pounds away!