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Why should I weigh myself regularly if I'm trying to lose weight?

It is important to keep track of your weight if you are trying to lose weight. Remember that your weight will fluctuate by two to four pounds during the day and that hormonal changes and some medications may affect weight as well. Weighing yourself regularly will help identify these trends and provide a more accurate idea of how well your efforts are working. Most importantly, it will help you recognize weight gain. The scale does not lie.

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