I've got a scale at home that (ostensibly) measures body fat. I figure that if the technology behind it is good at all, at least comparing my measurements on that scale to other measurements on that scale will give me a basis for seeing progress.
Just the same, I'm seriously skeptical of the scale's worth. Here's what I just posted on my blog:
To be clear, I put little to no emphasis on my body weight itself. I'd much rather be a 150-pound size 12 than a 130-pound in the same size. But this has me wondering if the BF measurement is worth a hill of beans. Does anyone have any thoughts on the validity of the technology behind these things?quote:I still have no concept whether my weight/body fat scale is worth a nickel.
BUT...here's what my scale says today: 151.6 / 33%
When I first started measuring -- using this scale, that is -- I weighed 150.4 and 37%. Four percentage points (if this scale is accurate at all) is something that makes me smile.
Let's do a little math here.
March 9th: 150.4lbs , 94.75 lean mass, 55.65 fat
Today: 151.6lbs, 101.57 lean mass, 50.3 fat
If (yes, I know that's a big if) this scale is correct, I've lost nearly 5-1/2 pounds of fat in the past three-ish weeks. And, I've gained nearly 7 pounds of muscle.
Does anyone with experience know if that's likely?
Because, you know, if I've actually dropped five pounds of fat in 3 weeks, that's something to celebrate, tight jeans or no tight jeans!
Santa Fe, NM
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