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Curtis24
09-06-2008, 10:05 PM
How accurate are those digital scales that measure your body fat percentage if you stand on them in your bare feet?

Willie
09-06-2008, 10:32 PM
How accurate are those digital scales that measure your body fat percentage if you stand on them in your bare feet?

You have to be barefoot so the electricity can make a circuit.

As for accuracy, I think my Tanita is accurate within +/- 4% or so.

Curtis24
09-06-2008, 10:37 PM
Heh, yeah, bad prose on my part :P

4%? That seems like a lot... let me see what model I have... its a "healthometer".

Willie
09-06-2008, 10:43 PM
Heh, yeah, bad prose on my part :P

4%? That seems like a lot... let me see what model I have... its a "healthometer".

There are so many variables that a BIA (bio-electrical analysis) scale cannot calculate. I figure 4% one way or the other is decent enough.

The most accurate is probably underwater weighing.

I simply use the scale as a point of reference. The best way to judge subcutaneous fat loss is how your damn pants fit!

Seriously, the mirror and a measuring tape are your best friends for montoring fat loss.

I have, in the morning, weighed 201 @ 21% and then at night at 196 and 18%.

There's no way I lost/gained that much fat/lean mass in one day.