Try It for Yourself
If you are interested in using the scale as a damage control tool, here are my suggestions:
- Once getting to a physique that you are happy with, weigh yourself every morning for a few days and take note of the range of fluctuation.
- Come up with a weight range that you feel comfortable staying in. Make a promise to yourself that you will not stress over changes within this zone - remember: fluctuation is normal!
- Determine a wake-up call weight, a weight that will prompt increased attention to your diet and lifestyle (Note: this concept is not for those who are in the first six months of a strength training routine, as these people are likely gaining several pounds of lean tissue).
- Weigh yourself every morning and live your life without the concern of how many calories or carbs you are eating. Eat real foods, strength train regularly, and if you are not adhering to your diet as much as you need to, the scale will alert you.