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You Will Need
- Your own scale
- Level floor
Use your own scale
Always use the same scale. Scales that haven't been calibrated recently can be off by as much as four pounds, so using a variety of scales will make it more difficult for you to monitor gains and losses.
Weigh yourself in the morning
Weigh yourself at the same time every day, preferably first thing in the morning, before you eat.
Use a hard surface
Keep your scale on a flat, hard surface; carpeting can affect the reading.
Pee before you weigh yourself
Make sure your bladder is empty when you step on the scale.
Weigh yourself naked or in your underwear; clothes and accessories can add as much as five pounds.
Take an average
Weigh yourself on three consecutive days each week, and use the average of those numbers as your weekly weigh-in number.