Daily self-weighing and adverse psychological outcomes: a randomized controlled trial.


Steinberg DM, Tate DF, Bennett GG, Ennett S, Samuel-Hodge C, Ward DS.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2013.08.006.

Despite evidence that daily self-weighing is an effective strategy for weight control, concerns remain regarding the potential for negative psychological consequences. The goal of the study was to examine the impact of a daily self-weighing weight-loss intervention on relevant psychological constructs.