If you’re trying to drop pounds, weigh yourself regularly! The Obesity Society found people who weighed themselves 4 times a week lost more weight than those who weighed themselves less. Because closely monitoring your progress increases motivation. And if you notice you gained a pound or two, you can make a correction before things get out of hand. So remember, if you’re trying to lose weight – or keep it off – getting on the scale 4 times a week is the magic number.