Our goal is to launch Simpleweight this Summer 2007. We have much of our internal application running smoothly. We’re now adding the finishing touches on the public content and our administrative pages. We can’t wait to show it off. It’s been a long fun project that we hope does not end until everyone simpleweights, because weight management really can be as simple as Food in = Food out.
According to the December 2005 issue of the Annals of Behavioral Medicine,
“Higher weighing frequency was associated with greater 24-month weight loss or less weight gain.”
For more information see: Health Behavior News Service
Research presented at a 2005 medical conference on obesity indicates that daily weigh-ins can help prevent lost weight from returning, which is a particularly common phenomenon among many dieters. In a study involving 291 individuals (mostly women) who had succeeded in shedding an average of 44 pounds over the previous two years, researchers divided participants into three groups. Each group participated in a different kind of follow-up over the next 18 months: 1) receiving monthly face-to-face counseling; 2) participating in Internet chat rooms; or 3) reading monthly newsletters. All participants were encouraged to weigh themselves daily.
At the end of the 18-month study, the researchers found that intensive support and personal interaction particularly helped dieters maintain weight loss. The researchers were also surprised to observe that the participants who continued to weigh themselves daily regained very little weight compared with those who weighed themselves less frequently. “You’re more likely to catch small changes in body weight” if you check your weight daily, says Rena Wing, director of the weight control center at Brown University Medical School in Rhode Island. Adds Wing, “It’s much easier to get back on track if you’ve just gained a pound or two.” Associated Press 2005
See news release by NAASO The Obesity Study
Jennifer Warner from webmd.com writes a nice article about how to and when to weigh yourself.
Jennifer quotes Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association with these great tips for weighing yourself:
The 4 S’s of Weighing Yourself
When you do weigh yourself on a scale, Blatner says you strive for sameness. Weigh yourself at the:
- Same time of day, on the
- Same day each week, wearing the
- Same clothing, and using the
- Same scale
We agree with the experts that weighing yourself every day at the same time with the same clothing, and the same scale will provide you with the best simple weight trend analysis. However, with Simpleweight.com, you can calculate trends whether you weigh yourself daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, consistently, or even inconsistently. The key is just to keep track of your weight and make wise decisions based upon your trend analysis.
Simpleweight.com coming in 2007.
According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine Oct 12, 2006, “…a self-regulation program based on daily weighing improved maintenance of weight loss…”
This study concludes exactly what we believe: A person needs to monitor trends in your weight and BMI in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Simpleweight helps monitor trends by making the management of your weight data easy. Just step on the scale everyday, and enter that information into Simpleweight. We recommend not stressing over the daily fluxtuations in weight, but look at the weekly or monthly fluxuations by monitoring your simple weight reports. By having a central storage place for your weight, exercise, and eating data, We will help you monitor your Food In = Food Out equation.
Do you simpleweight? You will be able to soon.
We have been hard at work building our internal releases for Simple weight. We are getting closer to feature complete.
What is left to do? We have some reports to build for our weight management site to convey a user’s progress and give them simple information on their weight management goals. Then, we have a long list of nagging bugs. We need to refine the public feature set and information. Finally, we want to continue refining the User Interface.
Our goal is to try to make Weight management Simple!
We’re so close to the end of tunnel; we can see the light, but we still have a ton of internal milestones to complete. Our Private release is set for sometime before 2007 begins.
Yes. Simpleweight is closer to launch. We’ve launched the site internally for our own use to squash bugs. Soon, we’ll be accepting our first users. No timeline available yet.
Simpleweight is a weight, diet, and exercise management site. We created simpleweight to help manage our own weight, and decided to help the world do the same. Our goal is to be the site you use for the rest of your life. No more yo-yo dieting, no more fad diets. Actually, there is nothing from stopping someone from using fad diets and our site. In fact, that’s the point of simpleweight. We help you track what you eat, what you weigh, and how much you exercise. You make the decisions on how and why and what. We believe that Weight Loss is as simple as Food in = Food out, and we’re determined to prove our belief correct. The site is currently in testing and we’ll be opening up for beta testing soon. We can’t wait!