The best time to weigh yourself and check on your ideal waist size
The best time to weigh yourself and check on how you’re going towards your ideal waist size is relevant than you doing it at the same time each time.
Even if you want to
calculate body mass index
, try and do any measurements at the same time.
You’ll notice that you’re body changes during the day, you get shorter as the day progresses, and you get wider. So if you try and compare measurements from the morning to afternoon measurements, you won’t be doing yourself any favours, and the numbers will be useless.
Advantage to choosing mornings as the best time to weigh yourself
I’ve found that the best time to check my weight is in the mornings.
You’re body is the tallest and smallest it is all day after sleep, so this is my choice for weigh in time.
Your stomach expands during the day, processing food, and just eating puts on weight, water and size. In the morning because it’s empty its at its smallest, so this is also the time I check that I’m within my ideal waist size tolerance.
Even if you’ve lost weight and you’re now focused on how to maintain a healthy weight, it’s a good idea to stick to the same time that you used when you were losing weight.
You don’t have to measure up often, but it’s a good idea when you are up to the maintain a healthy weight stage that you check in with yourself every now and then. With me that’s about monthly.
Again, choose the same time each time you do it. If you can’t do it in the mornings, do it at night, but then try and stick to nights.
Otherwise you won’t have very accurate results. And there’s no point trying to kid yourself by weighing up one night, and then the next morning...kidding yourself won’t get you to your goal.
The whole point to weighing, or measuring yourself, is that you’re consistent with it. Stick to the same time, whatever suits you best.
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