Today’s “daily carrot” is to weigh in, and a recommendation to weigh in regularly. According to DietBet, people who keep track of their weight are better at losing it. I have heard arguments from the other side, too, saying that daily weigh-ins can be counterproductive. This is because sometimes you look at the scale and think going down is impossible, or you see the same number three or four days in a row and lose confidence.

Not actually me on the scale, just a stock image since I didn't have someone to take my picture and my camera weighs 2-3 lbs. (hey, it makes a difference!).

Not actually me on the scale, just a stock image since I didn’t have someone to take my picture and my camera weighs 2-3 lbs. (hey, it makes a difference!).

There are tons of factors that come into play regarding the “weigh-in issue”. The time of day you weight yourself will affect your weight. Weather, like temperature and humidity, can affect your weight. Using a different scale or not calibrating yours can make a difference. Once again, it could come down to what works for you. Keeping a record may help you stay on track. Or maybe you’re the type to obsess over the number, and weighing yourself will cause stress and anxiety. It will depend on your strengths and your goals, and if you do decide to weigh in every day, be sure to do it as accurately as possible.

 

I don’t weight myself every day just because I forget to, or I’m running late in the morning, or I’m too lazy. I typically only weigh in when DietBet reminds me (and since those will be at different times in the day, my weight probably isn’t super consistent). I’ve found it to be helpful, but I’ve also been working really hard to lose weight, and the number has usually been lower. If I were only halfway doing it, I would probably get bummed out if only lost a little each week, making it easy to slip back into bad habits.

 

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