When to weigh

You've been following your health eating plan for a whole week. Weigh to go! Now it's time to start tracking your progress (and make sure pesky pounds don't find their way back on). "It's best to step on the scale in the morning before eating or drinking—and prior to plunging into your daily activities," says Andy GM of Pure Gym Blackburn.

For the most reliable number, be sure to check your weight at a consistent time, whether daily or weekly.