There are a lot of different studies that show you tips and tricks to lose weight. One study shows that sleeping for 15 minutes more than usual can help with weight loss. Another study says that eating breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up can help you lose weight. And now this study, published by the American Heart Association Journals in 2018, states that getting on the scale every day may be the key to weight loss.

This 12-month study tracked 1,042 adults and their weigh-ins over the course of the year. The results stated that those who weighed themselves once a week or even less than that did not lose weight, while those who weighed themselves six or seven times a week averaged a 1.7% weight loss.

The reason behind the success of those who had persistent daily weigh-ins was due to self-monitoring. According to a study published by the Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, self-monitoring is an important aspect of behavioral weight loss intervention programs. In their studies, they found that a "significant association between self-monitoring and weight loss was consistently found." While these studies were all based on self-reports (which can create room for error), there is consistently a successful link when a person focuses on daily self-monitoring for their weight loss efforts. (If you're looking to create more healthy habits, check out our list of 21 Best Healthy Cooking Hacks of All Time.)

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