We know what you're thinking-you can't weigh yourself with a calendar. But new research suggests that you should give it a try. That is, you get your weight using a scale (though BMI may be a more useful measurement), but keep a calendar handy to properly interpret the number on the dial. A January 2014 study published online in the journal Obesity Facts found that most people lose weight over the course of the week and then gain some on the weekends. That means that you're likely to be lightest on Friday and heaviest on Sunday.
What sets overall weight-gainers apart from those who are able to lose weight is what happens between Monday and Friday. Weight-losers have what the researchers call a "stronger compensation pattern," which means that their downward weight fluctuation started immediately after theRead More »from Science Confirms You're Skinniest on This Day