This is the year you’ve vowed to lose weight. You step on the scale to mark the starting point toward your goal.
Now how often should you hop back on to check your progress?
The answer isn’t always so simple. Perhaps every day, perhaps every week, with the qualifier that the scale isn’t the only way to gauge whether you’re headed in the right direction.
“Our philosophy here is that no one size fits all,” said Meridan Zerner, a dietitian, nutritionist and wellness coach at Cooper Clinic in Dallas. “The majority of research would say weigh daily. But if there’s any negative fallout from weighing every day in terms of outlook, self-esteem or your positive momentum, I would say we can check in once or twice a week”