Scale Back Your Weight Gain This Holiday Season

Maybe the scale is your friend, after all! Research shows that daily weigh-ins can help you achieve your fat-loss potential.
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Worried about holiday weight gain? You’re not alone, and overindulgences during this time of year can mitigate months of hard work and training.

Woman weighing herself on a scale

Prevent holiday weight gain by weighing yourself daily — on the same scale at the same time.

However, according to a study published in the journal Obesity, self-weighing can help prevent holiday weight gain: Study participants who weighed themselves on a daily basis either maintained or lost weight during the holidays, while those who did not weigh themselves gained some pounds. Give it a try, just make sure you weigh yourself on the same scale at the same time every day for the most accurate readings.