Weighing In On The Best Time Of Day To Step On The Scale

Weight can fluctuate throughout the day due to many factors, such as food consumption and water retention.... so when is the best time to weigh yourself each day?

Actually, the answer is there is no "best" time of day to weigh yourself. Experts suggest you pick the same time every day and use the same scale. Check your weight no more than twice a week -- any more frequently, and you may get discouraged by normal fluctuations in your reading. Also, be consistent in what you wear when weighing in.( maybe wear your birthday suit, lol, to get your 'happiest' weight each day!)

That said, it's important to remember that weight is not the only indicator of overall body fitness and health. Muscle weighs more than fat so the numbers on the scale can be misleading. Other indicators, such as body fat percentage and readings from a tape measure should be taken into account as well.