When is the Best Time to Weigh Yourself?

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The thing about diet and weight loss is that you have to track your weight. Best way to do this is with a body fat analyzer. This is so important because you have to be able to accurately see the effects of your training program. It is not a bad thing because it gives you a boost of confidence and the drive to push yourself further when you see the numbers change and your goal come into focus.

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We all know that our weight fluctuates throughout any given day. We all know that there is going to be water weight retention. There are good days and bad days. So the question is: Is there a good time to weigh yourself?  Followed by when is the best time to weigh yourself?

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So before you jump on the scale, take a look at your scale. You need a good digital scale that will help you to track more than just your weight. There are some on the market that can help to track your water retention, muscle mass, and bone density. These are going to give you a better look at your true weight loss than the others.  There are some that will even allow you to sync your results to your phone that you can see patterns.

You should only weigh in about once a week when you first get started. Any more than that and you are not going to get accurate results. Your weight is going to fluctuate by a pound or two until you get a routine and pattern down. Be prepared to have to make changes and tweaks until you find something that works for you on a steady basis.

You want to weigh yourself at the same time on the same day of every week. This is very important because it is what will get you accurate weigh ins. Some people prefer to weigh themselves in the morning before they eat. Others prefer night weigh ins. The choice is yours, just as long as you do it at the same time on the same day every single week.

Changes

You may eat different foods every day. You may drink different amounts of different drinks depending on your mood. You may work out more or take more steps. However, if you are honest with yourself, you will find that your weekly average really does not change. You will see that you drink about the same amount of fluids. You will take in the same amount of calories every week.

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Weekly weigh ins will give you an accurate weigh in. Daily weigh ins will give you the fluctuation based on what you ate that day. Basically it is like looking at the short term right now results and not the long term results of your diet and exercise.

So now you know, it doesn’t matter what time of day you weigh yourself. As long as you consistently weigh yourself at the same time of day on the same day of the week, you will see how your efforts are working and where changes need to be made.

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Article by: Carmen Kerry

Carmen writes health & fitness articles for BodyFatLoss. She researches the latest and greatest methods to help with weight loss, weight gain and fitness.