Weighing daily vs. weekly: how's that workin' for ya?
Saturday, June 29, 2013
I have been weighing daily since mid-May.
Before that, I was weighing myself sporadically since October.
I lost/gained/lost/gained (etc) the same 5 pounds from October to May, and I was one pound ABOVE my starting weight when I commenced the daily weighing.
From mid-May to now, I lost 10 pounds below my October starting weight (sorta counts as 11 pounds, really).
So, giving this the "how's that workin' for ya?" test, I'd say that for me, daily weighing supports my performing the habits that lead to weight loss. I have frequently read that weighing only once a week is a better plan, but our personal experience tells us more than a rule of thumb.
Hypothesis, testing, result. Scientific method for the win!
["How's that workin' for ya?" is a catchphrase from Dr. John Berardi of Precision Nutrition...I don't know if he coined the phrase, but that's where I first heard it. And I found Precision Nutrition through Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon of Stumptuous fame.]