Step on that scales

Weighing yourself regularly helps weight loss

Checking your weight can help with weight loss. Photograph: Thinkstock

Checking your weight can help with weight loss. Photograph: Thinkstock

 

Just stepping onto the dreaded bathroom scales can help with weight loss.

In a recent study of people who were trying to lose weight, researchers found people who weighed themselves and recorded their weight daily lost more than people who did not go near the scales. People who continued the habit also managed to maintain their weight loss for the period they were studied.

Click here to read more about the study, which was published in the Journal of Obesity.