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For a quick answer to just about any question on weight control, check out our LearnAbouts. With LearnAbouts, the answers you seek are at your fingertips. And because each LearnAbout has been fact checked by CalorieKing's dietitians, you know you're getting scientifically-sound information you can trust.

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How Can I Make Sure I Eat the Right Portion Size?

Controlling portion size makes a huge difference in weight control and helps you to avoid unwanted extra calories. The best way to keep portion sizes under control is to weigh and measure your food with food scales, measuring spoons and cups, so you get to know your portion sizes and...

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How Water Retention and Water Loss Affect Scale Weight

The amount of water in your body affects your scale weight, and the numbers can go up or down, depending on whether your body is losing or retaining water. Many people believe that drinking more water makes them weigh more because it causes water retention. However, while water retention does...

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How Often Should I Weigh In?

Weighing-in regularly is important. You should weigh yourself at least once per week. How often you weigh yourself during the week depends on what works best for you. Some people find daily weigh-ins helpful. For others, daily weigh-ins are more of a hindrance than a help. If you choose to...

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Contributing Authors: Susan Brown-Neaves, Joan Bushman, MPH, RD, Anna Delany, Rawinia Gregory