Are there benefits to weighing in everyday?

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  1. ChubLock

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    Seems a very popular thing to do on MFP and I don't get why?!
     
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    Not as far as I know but you should weigh at the same time of day each week. I personally think first thing in the morning with an empty stomach ( and bladder!) is best.
     
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    I'm far too tired I thought the thread said are there benefits to weighing in the evening! X factor and sleep I think.
     
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    I dont know. I weigh everyday but don't log it on mfp until saturday, that then counts
     
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    I am a serial weigher. If I lose it's great but if I don't it can ruin my mood for the day.
    I am trying very hard to weigh in only once a week and take this as my weekly loss. I use MFP but only update my weight once a week on it xx
     
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    Donzy84 Back to basics

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    I'm terrible for weighing daily, I only log once a week though x

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    There was a thread on here for those of us who weigh every day.. It was a bit silly but fun...

    Personaly.. Yes I tend to weigh every day but as jessica said it can ruin your mood..And I would only log once a week..

    It really is a personal thing I think.
     
  9. NatalieMeadows

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    I do it but it's useless as I never show a loss till weigh in day?!
     
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    I weigh in far more than I should (which is why I stopped weighing entirely for the first 6 months of my diet) and the only benefit is learning about your body. It has been an eye-opener for me about which foods make me retain water and what times of the month I am heavier day-to-day. I never see it as real 'gain' though, just a fluctuation. I agree with everyone here, it's not good for your head to weigh too much and logging once a week is definitely best :)
     
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    i used to weigh every day but it just made me so frustrated and the variation in my weight from day to day was so rediculous that i knew i had to change my routine...

    now i weigh once a month and i think its great because any little blips that you have are balanced out throughout the month, and if you are really good all month you get to see a nice 'high' weight loss all in one go, rather than watching it come off drip by drip!

    i would never go back to weighing every day, but its a personal choice xxx
     
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    I am another serial weigher, but it really effects my mood each day...

    I think I might switch to monthly weigh ins :)
     
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    I honestly can't see any good in weighing everyday. I only do it occasionally, but when I do it can really upset me, especially if I have been working hard at it. Your weight fluctuates so much depending on so many different things. I would just stick to once a week. :)
     
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    Definitely agree with squeezy. Once a week for best results on both body and mind.
     
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    I'm terrible for weighing every day. Personally I think it has its uses, like Morrigan said I've learned alot about my body, which foods make me retain weight etc, and I sometimes find it useful when I'm finding it hard to get my head in the game (lots of "Oh it's monday, if I eat this chocolate bar it will have gone by Friday when I WI so it doesn't matter"). I definitely agree that it can be a real mood spoiler though and on balance I think once a week is better.
     
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    im awful for weighing in daily, someone needs to hide my scales! it always make me feel really down tho! like if ive not lost weight ill feel miserable because i though id not eaten much that day but it doesnt work like that!
     
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    I weigh every day and it works for me, I don't despair if it's up one day and down the next because I know it fluctuates naturally, but I like to know that what I'm eating is keeping me reasonably on track (i.e. I'm losing overall!). I only log it once a week though as I go weigh myself in Boots that day and then staple the little printout into my diary...sad I know lol.
     
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    Nah, it is not sad. Or if it is, then I'm sad too lol. I love changing the figures in my signature on here and stuff on weigh in day :)
     
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    I read somewhere that some people require the need to see quick short term small results and that weighing each day motivates them (myself included) I wish I was more 'the weekly goal' type of weigher, must be amazing to see 2/3lb difference each week rather then .2lbs etc. (although I'm not complaining of .2 daily loss, I wish it would happen each day) After a day of too much sodium I conveniently forget to weigh myself the next day though :-& x
     
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