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 weigh yourself daily or every second day, be aware that you will only see small changes. If you have an eating disorder* or even if you know you’re the type of person who can easily become too focused on small details and lose sight of the bigger picture when something is really important to you, it might be better to limit your weigh-ins to once per week. Weighing-in once a week will give you the most accurate feedback on your progress over time. Your weight can fluctuate on a daily basis for various natural biological reasons, but being a pound heavier than you expected on one day doesn’t mean your weight-loss goals won’t be achieved as you had hoped. Weighing-in once per week can help you to have better perspective on the overall progress you are making towards your weight-control goals.

At CalorieKing your weigh-in is scheduled once a week. When you weigh-in each week you get a report on your progress based on the data you have recorded. You can use the graphs in the weigh-in to chart your weight and measurement changes over time; this can be a great way to motivate yourself to continue with your efforts.

Don't forget to take your measurements

It's also very important to take your measurements when you weigh-in. The way your clothes fit, your energy levels, and your body measurements are all excellent indicators of progress. Focusing on changes in these areas can help you stay motivated even if the scale isn't giving you the feedback you want.

(*Note: If you think you may have an eating disorder, it’s important to seek guidance from a qualified medical professional who can assess your individual needs. The CalorieKing program is not a substitute for medical intervention and is not suitable for people with eating disorders, except under medical supervision.)