Tuesday, 25 March 2008

How to Lie to Your Bathroom Scales

How to Lie to Your Bathroom Scales

1. Weigh yourself with clothes on, after
dinner ... as well as in the morning, without
clothes, before breakfast, because it's nice to see how much weight you've lost overnight.

2. Never weigh yourself with wet hair.

3. When weighing, remove everything, including glasses. In this case, blurred vision is an asset. Don't forget the earrings, these things can weigh at half a kilo!.

4. Use cheap scales only, never the medical kind, because they are always a few kilo off ... hopefullyto your advantage.

5. Always go to the bathroom first. (ie make sure you do a poo!)

6. Stand with arms raised, making pressure on the scale lighter.

7. Don't eat or drink in the morning until AFTER you've weighed in, completely naked, of course.

8. Weigh yourself after a haircut; this is good for at least half a kilo of hair (hopefully).

9. Exhale with all your might BEFORE stepping onto the scale (air has to weigh something, right?).

10. Start out with just one foot on the scale,
then holding onto the towel rack in front of you, slowly edge your other foot on and slowly let off of the rack. Admittedly, this takes time, but it's worth it. You will weigh at least two pounds less than if you'd stepped on normally.


  1. Thanks Lucy, this is fantastic....as a Weight Watchers attender over many years, I used to do this but have never seen it in writing (have never done the stepping onto the scales whilst holding onto the towel rail, might just need to try it!!!)- it should be the Weight loss code!!! You are doing a great job and are a great inspiration - I have been for hour walks every day this week...keep up the great work! Cathy xxoo

  2. haha thats fantastic!!


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