Daily Self‐Weighing to Prevent Holiday‐Associated Weight Gain in Adults

  title={Daily Self‐Weighing to Prevent Holiday‐Associated Weight Gain in Adults},
  author={Sepideh Kaviani and Michelle R. vanDellen and Jamie A. Cooper},
Holiday weight gain is reported to be 0.4 to 1.5 kg and may contribute to annual weight gain. The objective of this study was to test the efficacy of daily self‐weighing (DSW) using visual graphical feedback (GF) to prevent holiday weight gain. 
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