Weekend fitness tip: Is there a specific time to check body weight?

You could use smart scale applications that could be connected to your mobile phone. Photo: iStock/LaylaBird

If you are trying to reduce weight healthily, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. You should have a clear idea about what kind of weighing scale you require and how many inches you need to reduce. Checking your weight, right after you have woken up in the morning gives you accurate reading. All the food that you had eaten the previous day would have digested by then and the stomach would be empty.
Notes these tips:
1) Check your weight only once in a week. Try to overcome the urge to check your body weight every day.
2) The amount of food and water in your body varies each day. So, it is not ideal to check body weight every day.

3) Always follow a common method to check weight to get an accurate reading.
4) Place the weighing scale on a hard and flat surface. Step on the weigh scale without wearing footwear; keep the feet closer while checking the weight.
5) You could use smart scale applications that could be connected to your mobile phone. Besides showing you the body weight, it would give information about the fat percentage, muscle mass and other health indicators too.

Why shouldn't we check our weight every day?
While the mental impact of checking your weight every day can differ depending on the number and individual factors, it is better to avoid the practice for a variety of reasons, according to fitness experts. For many people, it can become an obsessive behaviour that even urges them to have their meals depending on the number shown on the scale. Some may even make it a point to focus on external validation and let it determine your self-worth. Therefore, check your weight once a month so that you focus on more important aspects of fitness than weight. 

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