Have you been wondering about the flame icon above your daily weight reading? This icon indicates your daily weight reading streak.
The number keeps count of how many consecutive days in a row you weigh in. This article will explain the feature in more detail.
This icon is your flame! The higher the number next to it, the brighter your flame burns on your path to success.
The number will automatically increase each time you complete a daily weigh in. All you have to do is step on the scale once a day, approve the reading, and poof! Your flame is on the rise.
However, if you forget to weigh in for a day, the number will reset.
We added this feature to help our patients practice consistency by weighing in each day, which is key to cultivating healthy habits that will last a lifetime (see more below).
In fact, some of our most successful patients have streaks as long as 60 days or more. You can join them too by starting your streak today!
The benefits of weighing yourself daily
1) Several studies have found that people who weigh themselves daily lose more weight than those who weigh themselves less frequently.
For example, one study found that individuals who weighed daily lost a significant amount of weight, whereas those who weighed weekly or not at all lost no weight.
2) Stepping on the scale each day can also be a powerful self-regulation tool.
Research has found that daily weighing leads to practicing more weight control behaviors, such as avoiding impulsive eating.
3) According to one expert opinion, people who are actively trying to lose weight can also benefit from the daily information that a scale can provide.
“It helps you detect patterns and trajectories sooner so that you can intervene sooner,” said Gareth R. Dutton, professor of preventive medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.