Ask any woman who’s trying to lose weight and they’ll tell you stepping on that dreaded scale can cause them to stress out. There are always people that will tell you not to obsess about the scale when you’re trying to shed a few pounds, but it turns out that scale can really go along way towards helping you succeed in your weight loss goals.
A new study out of University of Pennsylvania suggests getting on the scale every day can motivate a person to stay on their weight loss path. The study, which looked at 294 women of varying weights, suggests that even seeing small results on the scale each day can encourage people to stick to their diets, while slight increases in weight can push them to adopt lifestyle changes that may help the take off the pounds.
“Regularly weighing yourself can motivate you to engage in healthy eating and exercise behaviors,” Dr. Meghan Butryn, from Drexel University, explains. “It provides you with evidence that these behaviors are effective in helping you lose weight or prevent weight gain.” She adds. “Similarly, if you see weight gain on the scale, that information can motivate you to make a change.”
Source: The Daily Mail