Your Scale and You
Unlike other plans that recommend weighing in weekly or less often, we advise you to weigh yourself daily.
"Daily?" you ask. Yes! Studies show that people who weigh themselves daily are more successful at long-term weight loss than those who weigh themselves weekly. Experts speculate that frequent weigh-ins remind you of your goals and help keep you motivated. At the Duke Diet & Fitness Center (DFC), we feel that an essential part of this daily weighing strategy is tracking your weight on a graph. A graph helps you to see the big picture: Rather than focusing on one day's number, you're looking at trends over several days, weeks, or months. There's nothing more motivating than seeing that line move downward over time! For online program members, tracking your weight is easy — simply enter your weight each day and the
Weight Tracker will automatically graph your results.
Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of weighing in daily and tracking your progress over time.