Researchers have revealed that frequent self-weighing and tracking results on a chart can help lose weight and keep it off.
A two-year Cornell University study found that people who lost weight with this approach in the first year maintained that weight loss throughout the second year.
David Levitsky, a professor of nutrition and psychology, said that this approach forced people to be aware of the connection between their eating and their weight.
While daily weight checks did help women, they had a much greater effect on men.
The study is published in the Journal of Obesity.