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scale y/n?

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:40 pm
by margot17
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!

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:31 pm
by r.jean
I think it is a personal choice. I try to weigh once a month.

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:39 pm
by automatedeating
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.

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:20 am
by oolala53
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.

Re: scale y/n?

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:02 am
by beeonne
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.

Re: scale y/n?

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

Re: scale y/n?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:58 pm
by Staff Assistant III
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.

Re: scale y/n?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:10 pm
by margot17
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.

Re: scale y/n?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:07 pm
by Thisisnotabadidea-
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 :?

Re: scale y/n?

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:59 pm
by ChandaLikePanda
I was going to start a new thread about when people weigh themselves, then I saw this thread. For me, I think it would be best to weigh weekly, on Friday morning. It should be after 5 N days, so I would expect the scale to show a loss at that point. If I weighed after the weekend S days, I might have gained weight from not being so strict on the S days.

Of course if you are a woman, you have hormones that can wreak havoc with your weight, too.

Re: scale y/n?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:29 am
by NaomiShambles
beeonne wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:02 am
I think for Iphone there's a similar app called Happy Scale.
That's right. I use it and I think it's great! I find that weighing daily & using Happy Scale to smooth out the graph has helped me understand & not fear weight fluctuations.

Re: scale y/n?

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:07 pm
by nettee
Thanks for the tip. I have downloaded Happy Scale and it looks great

Re: scale y/n?

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:58 pm
by Over43
Y

Re: scale y/n?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 11:34 am
by Elizabeth50
No for me. I hid my scale away a couple months ago and I feel like I've been unchained! I love the freedom of not worrying over fluctuations anymore.