Monitoring Weight

How to Track Body Weight

Tracking your body weight early in the morning can be a valuable tool in maintaining your health and fitness goals. This practice allows you to monitor changes in your weight over time and make informed decisions about your diet and lifestyle. SnackFolio can import data from HealthKit, allowing you to use measurements from other apps, such as a smart scale’s companion app. Alternatively, you may also add the weight using SnackFolio itself.


It is recommended to weigh yourself daily, ideally in the morning after using the bathroom and before consuming any food or liquids.

Tracking your body weight in the morning can be beneficial for several reasons.

  1. Consistency: Weighing yourself in the morning provides a consistent baseline as your body is typically in a fasted state. This minimizes the influence of variables like food and hydration, giving you more accurate data.
  2. Understanding Daily Fluctuations: Weight can fluctuate throughout the day due to factors like food intake, water retention, and physical activity. Morning weigh-ins help you understand your true weight without these daily variations.
  3. Goal Monitoring: Whether you’re trying to lose, gain, or maintain weight, morning tracking helps you gauge progress and adjust your strategies accordingly.
  4. Motivation: Seeing gradual changes over time can be motivating and encourage you to stick to your health and fitness goals.
  5. Reduced Stress: Weighing yourself first thing in the morning can become a simple routine that starts your day off on a positive note. It can help reduce stress by eliminating the need to remember to weigh yourself later in the day.
  6. Better Habit Formation: Making morning weigh-ins a part of your daily routine can help establish a consistent habit. This consistency can lead to better tracking and ultimately, better progress towards your health and fitness goals.
  7. Less Clothing: In the morning, you’re likely to be wearing less clothing, which can result in a more accurate weight measurement.
  8. Hydration Levels: Overnight, your body tends to reach a state of equilibrium in terms of hydration, which can provide a more accurate weight measurement compared to later in the day when hydration levels can vary significantly.

Other Tips

  1. Use the Same Scale: Use a reliable digital scale, preferably on a hard, flat surface, to ensure accurate measurements.
  2. Analyze Trends, Not Daily Fluctuations: Remember that daily fluctuations are normal. Focus on weekly or monthly trends instead of stressing over minor day-to-day changes.
  3. Seek Professional Guidance: Consult a healthcare professional or nutritionist if you’re unsure about your weight tracking results or need expert advice on achieving your goals.
  4. Consider Menstrual Cycle: For women, it’s important to note that weight can fluctuate during different stages of the menstrual cycle due to water retention. Keep this in mind when tracking weight changes.
  5. Don’t Rely Solely on the Scale: Remember that the number on the scale is just one aspect of your health and fitness. Consider other factors such as body composition, muscle mass, and how you feel physically and mentally.

Remember, SnackFolio is designed for complete control and flexibility - it won’t restrict you, even if you set your target to 100 or 9000 daily kcals.

By tracking your body weight with SnackFolio, you can gain valuable insights into your health and make informed decisions about your diet and lifestyle.

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