Q&A – How Often Should I Weigh Myself?

Or should I even be weighing myself? How should I track my health and fitness progress?


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4 replies
  1. Sara
    Sara says:

    Thank you. Simply, thank you for pointing this out. Yet again, another thing we all have been doing for years, yet with minimal results & lots of negative brainwashing thoughts! I am so happy I came across your book & podcast!

  2. Gordie Kaizen
    Gordie Kaizen says:

    Hi Jonathan – I REALLY love your book, and your work, and tell our clients they need to buy and read your book, and listen to your podcasts. I was wondering however in this case if the 95% you refer to , relates purely to the practice of weighing yourself on the scales, or calorie restrictive dieting. If its that 95% percent of people who weigh themself find it a negative aspect, then id be grateful for a link to the research. thank you.


    • Jonathan
      Jonathan says:

      Hi Gordie – Thank you VERY much for your kind words and for sharing the science!

      Great question. The 95% is referring to diets which focus directly on cutting calories/eating less. A sampling of supporting research is below. Please let me know if this doesn’t do the trick.

      Thanks again and have a wonderful weekend.

      Jonathan Bailor

      – Crawford D, Jeffery RW, French SA. Can anyone successfully control their weight? Findings of a three year community-based study of men and women. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2000 Sep;24(9):1107-10. PubMed PMID: 11033978.
      – Summerbell CD, Cameron C, Glasziou PP. WITHDRAWN: Advice on low-fat diets for obesity. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008 Jul 16;(3):CD003640. Review. PubMed PMID: 18646093.
      – Pirozzo S, Summerbell C, Cameron C, Glasziou P. Should we recommend low-fat diets for obesity? Obes Rev. 2003 May;4(2):83-90. Review. Erratum in: Obes Rev. 2003 Aug;4(3):185. PubMed PMID: 12760443.
      – Johnson D., Drenick E. J. (1977) therapeutic fasting in morbid obesity: long-term fellow-up. Arch. Intern. Med. 137:1381–1382.

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