Are breaks in daily self-weighing associated with weight gain?

E.E. Helander, Anna-Leena Vuorinen, B. Wansink, Ilkka Korhonen

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Regular self-weighing is linked to successful weight loss and maintenance. However, an individual's self-weighing frequency typically varies over time. This study examined temporal associations between time differences of consecutive weight measurements and the corresponding weight changes by analysing longitudinal self-weighing data, including 2,838 weight observations from 40 individuals attending a health-promoting programme. The relationship between temporal weighing frequency and corresponding weight change was studied primarily using a linear mixed effects model. Weight change between consecutive weight measurements was associated with the corresponding time difference (ß = 0.021% per day, p
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere113164
Pages (from-to)e113164
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • weight loss
  • weight gain
  • health promotion
  • data management
  • confidence intervals
  • body weight

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