To weigh or not to weigh? Here’s what the experts say

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METAIRIE, La (WGNO) -- Is losing weight your News Year's resolution?

A new study says hopping on the bathroom scale everyday can help.

According to USA Today, researchers like David Levitsky, who is a professor of nutrition and psychology at Cornell University, say doing that won't discourage you like experts have thought in the past.

Frequent trips to the scales can, in fact, help maintain your weight.

Researchers say, to get the full effect, weigh yourself at the same time each day and consider a WIFI-enabled scale that can send your results to a fitness app or website.