One of the key features of weight control, is weight monitoring. Every day, you need to pop on the scales and see where you are.
Of course you can get compulsive, but the chances, if you do, that you are already compulsive, so no harm done.
What daily weighing does is to warn you that weight is sneaking back on. This morning I was reminded of the simple fact that I love yogurt. If I get a big pot of it (its cheaper if I buy in bulk you know…..), I eat it, and I eat it all.
Now, If want yogurt,I will only buy a small pot. If a big pot is in my fridge, it will soon be in my tummy!
Without daily weighing, I could have kidded myself that yogurt was good for me, that it was a “free Food”, that would have no effect.
The only thing that does not lie to you on an ongoing basis is the scales. the scales, like the weight on your bar never lies to you
“The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you’re a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds. ” -Henry Rollins
Sure, sometimes you need to interpret the scale reading, but over a couple of days, you know it tells you the truth!