Experts Debate: Should You Weigh Yourself Every Day?

Cassie Shortsleeve
by Cassie Shortsleeve
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Experts Debate: Should You Weigh Yourself Every Day?

While the number on the scale is not the end all be all measure of health, it is a factor of the health puzzle that can’t be overlooked: Being overweight or obese can increase your risk of health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and even cancer.

The problem is even experts debate how often we should step on the scale and whether or not a daily weigh-in is a healthy or harmful habit. Below, two top weight-loss experts take a stand on either side.

About the Author

Cassie Shortsleeve
Cassie Shortsleeve

Cassie Shortsleeve is a Boston-based freelance writer and editor. She has worked on staff at both Shape and Men’s Health and contributes regularly to a slew of national print and digital publications such as Women’s Health, Condé Nast Traveler, and Furthermore for Equinox. With a degree in English and creative writing from the College of the Holy Cross, she has a passion for reporting on all things health, lifestyle, and travel.


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