How many days a week should I weigh in?
According to Dori Steinberg, an obesity prevention and treatment researcher at the Duke Global Health Institute in Durham, N.C."The old conventional wisdom was: 'Don't weigh yourself more once a week. It will drive you crazy,' "But now we are seeing more and more research showing that the optimal frequency for weighing oneself is likely every day."
"Stepping on the scales should be like brushing your teeth," says David Levitsky, a professor of nutrition and psychology at Cornell University.
We recommend to weigh first thing in the morning after emptying your bladder and collecting your weight through the PreventScripts App connection. If you have a significant history of disordered eating, anxiety or depression, let your provider know and we will customize your approach.
Here are three recent studies on the utility of daily weights: