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Weigh yourself on Wednesdays only - study

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2016 | 10:00 AM

According to a new study published by the Public Library of Science, Wednesday is the best day of the week to check your weight for the most accurate and reliable reading of your weight-loss progress. The study recommended weighing yourself only once a week, on Wednesday morning, first thing when you wake up, before eating or drinking anything.

Interestingly, according to the researchers, Wednesday happened to be the day when people weighed the least each week, yet it is actually the perfect day to step on the scale.

Weight naturally fluctuates from day to day and stepping on the scale daily will only prove to be a very discouraging practice as you see the numbers go up and down all over the place throughout the week. Instead, by weighing yourself only once a week at the same time of day (first thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything), you'll get a much more consistent reading and a true measure of your week-to-week progress.

When maintaining weight, Wednesday was found to have the least week-to-week fluctuations, since persons tend to indulge more on the weekends, and you'll weigh the least and get the most accurate reading by weighing yourself smack in the middle of the week each week.