The combination of the enjoyable diet and your slow but steady weight loss will make daily weighings an enjoyable habit. If you are like most people who have used the Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet, you will begin to look forward to the end of the week and the averaging— it promises you an accurate look at your progress rather than potentially misleading readings that can occur with the once-a-week approach.
When you weigh yourself, you must also give up the idea that one weight at that particular moment is your weight; it really isn’t. That may sound strange, but look at it this way: that daily number cannot reflect minor and unpredictable fluctuations, for the same reason that a once-a-week weighing does not. Rather/your daily weight is to be thought of as but one part of seven parts of a week’s worth of weights.
If your weight is higher or lower than it has been, try to treat it simply as a piece of information. Don’t compare your weights from day to day—forget about it until week’s end.
Record your weight each day on your weight chart.
For the weeks that follow, continue to weigh yourself every day and record your daily weighing, averaging your weight (instructions above) every seven days. After fourteen days, you can compare the second week’s average with the first; that should be the first time you compare weights.
Don’t overreact to your weight: don’t abandon your eating plan just because your weight rises or falls. This program has been designed and refined by years of research, trial, error—and success. Stay with the program, and don’t decide to cheat or be harder on yourself just because of a daily fluctuation in your weight. Trust the Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet to work for you. This is a lifetime program, not a day-to-day diet.