Why should I continue to weigh myself after I lose weight?

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Laura Katleman-Prue
Nutrition & Dietetics
After you reach a healthy natural size through losing weight, continue to weigh yourself so that you know, rather than speculate about, how much you weigh. That way, the pounds can't creep back on surreptitiously. If you don't let yourself gain more than a couple of pounds over your ideal weight before you do something about it, you can maintain your weight without stress or worry. You'll avoid going very far overboard with food again because you won't want to experience the consequences when you step on the scale.
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