The bathroom scales may be weight loss, but you could actually help yourself shed the pounds.
A study has found one who weighs six or seven times a week at an average of 1.7 per cent of their body weight over a year.
Watching your weight can make you change your behavior makes you heavier or lighter, scientists say, so it helps shape healthier habits.
On the other hand, those trying to succeed, scientists found.
People who weigh themselves every day are more likely to loose weight because they are getting a better understanding of how their behavior shifts the scales
University of Pittsburgh and California revealed the results of the year-long study on weight-watching.
Experts followed data from 1.042 adults who weigh themselves at home as normal without any rules or guidance from the study.
Most of the participants – 78 per cent – were male, 90 per cent of them were white, and their average age was 47.
Researchers found the person who weighed at least six times a week had 'significant' weight loss, losing 1.7 per cent of their body weight over the year.
This is equal to 4.2lbs (1.9kg) in someone who weighs 18 stone.
People who never weighed themselves or only did it once a week did not manage to lose any weight, on average, over the course of 12 months.
SLEEPING BADLY MAKES YOU FAT
Sleeping badly or working night shifts could make you fat, weak and more likely to become diabetic.
A study revealed in August that short or restless slumber changes the way people's DNA works and makes the body more dedicated to storing fat.
Muscles get smaller and fat stores start to rise when people loose as little as one night's sleep, experts at Uppsala University found in Sweden.
Although it may be getting tired, it may be getting tired.
Researchers have linked to the body clock.
And a tired body thus becomes less able to handle sugar in the blood which raises the risk of someone developing type 2 diabetes.
The researchers say that they are doing their own thing – and how are they doing it?
This may make it easier to adopt healthier habits which are more likely to shed the pounds.
Cancer, heart disease and stroke. Obesity is a growing problem in the world.
By 2045, Experts expect nearly a quarter – 22 per cent – of the entire world's population to be obese, a huge rise from the 14 per cent in 2017.
One in eight people, rather than todays' one in 11, are also expected to develop type 2 diabetes in the same time period, researchers believe.
Author: Alan Moses, from the Denmark-based pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk, said: 'These numbers underline the staggering challenge the world wants to face in the future type 2 diabetes, or both.
'As well as the medical challenges the people want to face, the costs to countries'.
The weight-watching research by Pittsburgh and California researchers was presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2018 in Chicago.