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Want to loss weight? Weigh yourself daily, says study

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Chanshimla Varah | Updated on: 06 Nov 2018, 05:50:28 PM
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New Delhi:

Weight loss for many is an achievement. With the increasing rate of obesity and the health issues that come with it, weight issue is one of the most worrisome topics in regards to health concerns. In view of all the back and forth health suggestions, such as lifestyle change, workout routines, yoga, etc, a new study says that Weighing yourself daily could be the key.

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The fear of the weighing scale should not be a problem

According to researchers led by the University of Pittsburgh and the University of California, United States, the study said that the fear of the weighing scale should not be a problem. This is because, according to them, people who do not weigh themselves at all or did rarely were less likely to lose weight than those who weighed themselves often. 

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Monitoring one’s behaviour may help to lose weight

Their research showed that people who weighed themselves six to seven times a week had a significant weight loss (1.7 per cent) in 12 months. To support their study, the researchers gave a very befitting answer stating that monitoring one’s behaviour or body weight may increase awareness of how changing behaviour can affect weight loss. 

Weigh regularly without the guide of health experts

Their findings support the central role of self-monitoring in changing behaviour and increasing success in any attempt to better manage weight, they added. For the study, the team observed a weighing pattern of 12 months for the self-weighing patterns of 1,042 adults and if the result was showing some differences in weight change. The participants as such were advised to weigh themselves regularly without the guide of any health experts or weight loss incentives.  

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People who never weighed themselves did not lose weight

The team as a result, found that people who never weighed themselves or only weighed once a week did not lose weight in the following year. This theory on weight loss results will soon be presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2018 in Chicago, sources said.

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First Published : 06 Nov 2018, 05:42:23 PM

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