scale y/n?

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margot17
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scale y/n?

Post by margot17 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:40 pm

I have just found out about NOS diet and I haven't read the book yet, so forgive me if this question is answered in it.
Is it suggested to weigh in every day or every week or couple of weeks, or is it suggested to throw the scale out of the window, or any of the above is subjective? Thanks!

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Post by r.jean » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:31 pm

I think it is a personal choice. I try to weigh once a month.
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Post by automatedeating » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:39 pm

Personal choice. :-)
I weigh every day, but there are people on this forum that never weigh; that do quarterly weighs, that weigh once a month, that take averages of a week once in a month or once in a quarter.
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Post by oolala53 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:20 am

I don't think there is anything official in the book, though Reinhard has stated that he thinks having ideal habits is much preferred over aiming for an ideal weight. He has also stated that he thinks weight is not a very good metric for measuring a habit.

That said, I did weigh daily and average weekly for at least a couple of years, a habit I picked up when on the Carbohydrate Addict's Diet about 15 years before No S. (After which I went on to regain up to my highest weight.) The knowledge of my weight almost never affected my habits positively, despite the data that shows that on average, people who weigh themselves weigh less.

Lastly, if the scale has the power to make you feel rotten about yourself, skip it. But be very committed to moderate eating.
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Re: scale y/n?

Post by beeonne » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:02 am

I weigh daily and put the results to Libra app (for android). It automatically balances the ups and downs and shows me the trend. I'm on my first week and probably will do the daily weighing for a few weeks, just to show myself that (no matter the speed) the weight is coming off and when I have evidence of the downward trend, I will weigh less frequently.

I think for Iphone there's a similar app called Happy Scale.

Thisisnotabadidea-
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Re: scale y/n?

Post by Thisisnotabadidea- » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:13 pm

I'm a recovering daily weigher, I think I'm going to weekly because it'll be less stress but I can still monitor it

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Re: scale y/n?

Post by Staff Assistant III » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:58 pm

the problem with only weighing weekly is that you can easily catch your high weight for the week on one day.

I like daily weighing with a weekly average. My Fitbit app actually does it for me.
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margot17
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Re: scale y/n?

Post by margot17 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:10 pm

beeonne wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:02 am
I weigh daily and put the results to Libra app (for android). It automatically balances the ups and downs and shows me the trend.
Thank you for mentioning it! I installed it and it is very nice. Love it.

I weigh every day for the same reason that Staff Assistant III mentioned, I'd hate to take conclusions based on random spikes up or down. Then again, being that this is a long term thing it doesn't matter and weekly is enough granularity. In general though, the more data the better, almost in any field.

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Re: scale y/n?

Post by Thisisnotabadidea- » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:07 pm

Staff Assistant III wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:58 pm
the problem with only weighing weekly is that you can easily catch your high weight for the week on one day.

I like daily weighing with a weekly average. My Fitbit app actually does it for me.
I keep hearing this excuse and it stresses me out when I think about weighing less, But weighing everyday is negatively effecting me and when I look at my over all I tend to fluctuate more monthly than weekly anyway. But I'm so worried that when I do weigh it'll be like 4 pounds over my normal weight but it's only a fluctuation :?

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