London - The key to keeping weight off could be as easy as hopping on the scales, according to a study.
Research shows that people who have slimmed down regain less weight if they simply weigh themselves once a week. In fact, the pounds seem to keep dropping off.
The finding is important because, as every slimmer knows, it is when the diet ends that the hard work really begins.
And despite the best of intentions, many dieters struggle to maintain their new slimline figures.
Birmingham University researcher Claire Madigan said that stepping on the bathroom scales could be a “simple, pragmatic strategy that people could use to stop weight-regain and keep them on track”.