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Posted: 18 Apr 2013, 09:59
My new scale measures water, body fat, and obviously weight. Today I was:

140.5. 19.5 body fat and 57.5 water weight.. im confused though because accoring to their chart anything over 57.0 is considered high for water weight.. what does that even mean!?!/

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Posted: 18 Apr 2013, 14:19
It might mean you eat too much salt or have to much in your system. Sodium will make you retain water thus adding to water weight. Plus most of the all-in-one machines are not very accurate

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Posted: 18 Apr 2013, 14:44
Another reason for water weight is low taurine. You can get it in energy drinks, or i just take capsules. Taurine helps regulate the cell sodium content so it doesn't make you hold water. How do you know if it's accurate? I've never seen a scale like this.
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Posted: 18 Apr 2013, 15:03
Those scales are highly inaccurate. I wouldn't worry about it at all.

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Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 14:46
Thanks everyone! I just thought it was weird that the scale said 57.5 was high for water.. i would assume I want it high in water n low in fat. Appreciate the feedback!

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Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 14:50
Mine is always that high too and I consume very little sodium most of the time. Don't worry about it. Smile
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Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 11:50
Just got a new digital scale today.Tomorrow I will weigh in am and see how it differed from other type.I think other one was wrong.For the worse I fear!

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Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 12:39
I have a scale like that, though I don't really look at the water. What you want is high in muscle, low in fat and (reasonably) low in water. Your scale is a great tool to measure progress, but make sure you are aware how the numbers work.

For example: Weight is obviously weight. Fat is a percentage of a current weight. So, if you overnight drop a lot of weight from losing water, then your fat percentage will go up. This doesn't mean that you gained fat. It just means that the percentage, relative to your new lower weight, is higher.
On the other hand, if you weight is stabile for some days, nothing really happening, and you see your fat percentage go down, then you may not be losing actual weight, but you are losing fat still, and can probably expect a larger drop in weight in a shorter while.

This is great to help you stay sane through those times where nothing seems to be happening.

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