5 – Use your bathroom scale
The National Weight Control Registry, a U.S. study that tracks people who have lost weight and successfully maintained that loss, has revealed some of the secrets to their success. In particular, that 75% of them weigh themselves once a week, a habit that the doctors encourage, “If you realize that you have gained a kilo more, you will know that you need to control your portions better”.
When you gain a pound or two, it’s not always easy to know if it’s because you’re retaining water or because you’ve gained weight. If you are retaining, your rings or shoes will become difficult to put on. On the other hand, when you have to loosen your belt a notch, it can reflect both water gain and overeating. Get on your scale regularly to keep an eye on your pounds and don’t give them a chance to creep back on.
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