Weighing Yourself Daily can Tip the Scale in your Favor

A two-year Cornell study, recently published in the Journal of Obesity, found that frequent self-weighing and tracking results on a chart were effective for both losing weight and keeping it off, especially for men. David Levitsky, professor of nutrition and psychology at Cornell and the paper’s senior author, said the method “forces you to be aware of the connection between your eating and your weight.” Researchers believe that tracking one’s weight acts as a reinforcement for some behaviors, such as eating less, and it strengthens others such as going for a walk in order to maintain body weight.

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