1. Plan Your Weigh Ins
You shouldn’t be weighing yourself more than one a week, the less the better.
If you have a rest day at least once a week, then that’s the best day to weigh yourself on. Otherwise, if you are most likely to go out on the weekend, and stray from your regular healthy eating - weigh yourself on the Thursday or Friday before that. Try to keep it consistent.
2. Weigh Yourself in the Morning
It’s best to weigh yourself in the morning before you eat/drink, or workout.
3. Wear as Little Clothing as Possible
Yup, excess clothing is just excess weight. It’s a good idea to weigh yourself in your underwear, or even better - naked! But if you’re not comfortable with that, make sure you are wearing light clothing when you weigh yourself!
4. Make Sure You’re Drinking Enough Water
Making sure you’re drinking enough water will help your body release toxins and will prevent additional water retention.
5. Don’t Weigh Yourself When You’re on Your Period
This is because your menstrual cycle can cause temporary water retention, all that excess bloating is not your friend!
6. Don’t Weigh Yourself After a Binge
Even though it’s just water weight, seeing the number on the scale will probably make you feel worse!
7. Don’t Let the Scales be Your Only Form of Measurement
As I’ve said before, changing clothing sizes, feeling better and preforming better are all signs of progress. If you really wish to
12. Don’t Let it Become an Obsession
If you find yourself stepping on the scales several times a day, or after you have eaten, put the scale away for a bit. It’s not healthy to focus so much on your weight, it can lead to eating disorders and unhealthy eating overall. Don’t let a number control how you feel. If you can’t step on a scale and see the number without it effecting your mood, don’t step onto it at all.