Recommendations for an accurate scale?

previous topic
nflynnaries

Joined: Oct 10
Posts: 12

      quote  
Posted: 22 Jan 2013, 23:53
My scale says something different every time I step on...any recommendations??
jonnybadback

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 322

      quote  
Posted: 23 Jan 2013, 03:51
Scales don't like to be moved. Leave it on a hard floor. If its non digital they can vary depending on where you stand and weight displacement. Make sure you stand on it in the same place. I got rid of mine and purchased a digital scale
shmiller

Joined: Mar 10
Posts: 504

      quote  
Posted: 23 Jan 2013, 07:00
I have a weight watchers one (though I've never done weight watchers) that is great. It's very accurate and consistent, and once you set a user profile, it will keep track of how much you've lost and how much you have to lose to achieve your goal.
"The grass ain't greener, the wine ain't sweeter, either side of the hill" The Grateful Dead
Iverni

Joined: Dec 12
Posts: 13

      quote  
Posted: 23 Jan 2013, 08:30
My wight fluctuates depending on what time of the day I get on the scales. So if I weigh myself after I've had my two mugs of green tea, I'm heavier. Makes sense I suppose.I now weigh myself first thing in the morning. I got digital scales which also give your body fat and BMI. It's nice to see them all reducing (when they do Smile
ltshears

Joined: Nov 10
Posts: 18

      quote  
Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 08:44
I have the same problem.. Mine is a digital scale. I can step on it immediately after and it will fluctuate anywhere up to 10 lbs.. i can step on it 3 times, one right after each other and get a different number every time.. I have been thinking of buying a new one recently..
fredmugs

Joined: Jan 11
Posts: 383

      quote  
Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 09:02
I'm pretty happy with this:

http://www.amazon.com/EatSmart-Precision-Digital-Bathroom-Technology/dp/B001KXZ808/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359385324&sr=8-1&keywords=bathroom+scale
Pain is a by-product of a good time.
SarahLeanne

Joined: Jan 11
Posts: 21

      quote  
Posted: 05 Feb 2013, 18:37
Keep it simple, stay away from digital scales. There's a reason most doctors still use non-digital scales after all these years, they are simply the most accurate!
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
-Bill Cosby
NCNOLE

Joined: Feb 11
Posts: 1,223

      quote  
Posted: 05 Feb 2013, 19:04
I have a different version of the one fredmugs has. I've been happy with it. The Body fat % is not accurate, but good tool to make sure you are at least trending in the right direction. I find my scale to be accurate - if you question it, take a 5 or 10 lb bag of sugar/flour and weigh it to make sure it is correct. Doctor's scales are not all they are cracked up to be - they aren't always calibrated and often not used correctly by office staff. Scales are not meant to be moved around much, so if you can find a place to stick and leave it, that is best. Really, just using the same scale from day to day gives you the best idea if you are moving in the right direction.



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

new goal
The mobile and desktop versions of this site are really different. On the desktop version of the site, go to "My Diet" under the sidebar of the main page, and click "change goal weight ...
by minniethekitty on 22 Jul 17 02:08 AM
How do I get off the Plateau I find myself stuck on ?
I started my weight loss journey at 300 lbs and within a year lost nearly 95 lbs. (before I discovered with wonderful site). Then I hit a plateau that has lasted over six months. At first I was desperate ...
by sburson on 21 Jul 17 02:18 PM
corrections
I entered my beginning weight in wrong, is there a way to change it?
by Krissy65 on 18 Jul 17 07:32 AM
Total endurance light therapy ??
Hello all, I have recently read about this red light therapy. I go to Planet Fitness and they offer it. I am a black card member so I have access to the machine. I'm wondering if there is anyone out ...
by wstephen on 14 Jul 17 12:56 PM
is it possible to download or export data
This is hot button issue that has been raised many times in the past by members i.e. being able to do a data dump of all records without having to resort to a month by month download which becomes a ...
by DietHacker on 12 Jul 17 05:45 PM