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weighing - how often?

S: 12st6lb C: 12st6lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 29.9 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Hi there,

Just wondering what everyone thinks on how often you should/do step on the scales?

The Dukan programme I'm on, they suggest daily, but I think that's a bit of a head wreck? Or is it necessary?

I'm thinking of trying to make it a weekly thing. Am inclined to let the scales rule my mood on a daily basis....
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S: 11st7lb C: 11st7lb G: 9st4lb Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
The age old debate...Dukan is the only diet where you seem to be tol to weigh yourself every day! I do that anyway, and Ive only just started Dukan today! If it doesnt work for you then dont worry about it too much!


Dukan Ancestor!!
S: 76kg C: 66.3kg G: 64kg BMI: 22.9 Loss: 9.7kg(12.77%)

yes in the book we're told to weigh every day, and I do / did, during attack it's very encouraging. After that I found that I would stick at some point for a few days before going down a pound or so. So I only recorded if it was a loss and ignored the rest. I don't usually share my curve but here it is:
My Weight Chart:

the big gap at the beginning is where I started on 4 days attack without using a ticker and the second big gap is when I was on holiday in the last 2 weeks. But you can see how the trend seems to be in steps.

So yes I'm still doing daily, but I'm not beating myself up when it's a small gain, as it frequently is, despite no slip ups. In the end i'll always get a good loss after 4 or 5 days. When I get to the Consolidation I'll have to switch to weekly weighing I think, for the sake of staying sane!


** Chief WITCH **
S: 141kg C: 49.9kg G: 36.3kg BMI: 17.7 Loss: 91.1kg(64.62%)
Anja's summed it up perfectly... I'd definitely advise weekly weighing only in Conso, the morning AFTER PP (and NEVER after a treat meal!)... in Attack, there's loss each day usually (but obviously a lot of water...). Cruise is more up and down so if likely to affect your progress, no need for daily weighing.

Vicky motivates us on a Thursday, and lines us up and weighs us on a Friday here...


Gold Member
C: 11st3lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 25.3
I weight myself 3 times a day Im insane!
Its up to you - you can weigh daily or just wait till your official WI day!

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