How often should you weigh yourself if you are trying to reach some health goal?
Some recent studies (2016, 2015) have shown that people who practice daily weigh-ins are more likely to stay at a healthy weight then those who don't. However some health experts say that daily weigh-ins are too prone to random fluctuations based on water retention, carb and salt intake, and other temporary factors. And for some people, daily weigh-ins can lead to obsessing about your weight, which can be stressful and demoralizing.
There are several other health measures out there: from body-mass-index calculations to caliper-measurements to fancy Bioelectrical Impedence Analysis. All have their pros and cons.
I've been doing daily weigh-ins for the past several months, and I do notice lots of weird and inexplicable fluctuations each day. I recently switched to just doing one weigh-in a week, and have found that I like freeing myself from the daily pressure and self-critique that a weigh-in can cause.
But I'm curious, what do other people do? Please fill out this quick questionnaire below. I'll share the results if I get a decent number of responses.