Should you weigh yourself with or without clothes?

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Britnii

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Posted: 05 Jan 2017, 13:14
I've been weighing myself without clothes, and it seems like when I wear clothes while weighing myself, it adds two or three pounds. Do you weigh yourself with our without clothes?
BikiniBae

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Posted: 05 Jan 2017, 13:28
Clothes off, after using the restroom in the morning are when I get the most accurate numbers I think.
Rckc

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Posted: 05 Jan 2017, 14:51
Naked, after bathroom, before ANYTHING gets drank, thinking LIGHT thoughts. Sometimes I even blow out my breath in case it's adding an ounce or two Shock
Kim
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Posted: 05 Jan 2017, 15:14
In my case. I wear the EXACT same clothes each time. After I use the bathroom, first thing in the morning before I eat or drink. I do take my jewelry off Smile
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FloridaAngel

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Posted: 05 Jan 2017, 18:42
Right??? The "healthiest" weight on the mayo clinic site, is that clothed or not???
highlightsha...

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Posted: 06 Jan 2017, 05:27
Consistency is the key.... if you're losing weight anyway... you want to know week on week an accurate number... so wear same thing (or nothing) each time. No point wearing jeans one time and light shorts another Smile
Phooka

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Posted: 06 Jan 2017, 06:47
I'm with Rckc - definitely naked, after using the loo and before drinking or eating anything. That's the consistency I work to. I've no idea whether the published recommendations and charts include clothing but I'd like to think that something published by medical bodies would include a consistency that everyone can achieve so would be based on naked (or pants/knickers plus bra for women)
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gabichaytor

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Posted: 21 Jan 2017, 19:20
I weigh every morning after I come out of the shower, before I get dressed to go to work. As said before, consistency is key.
Tatmummy

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Posted: 04 May 2017, 05:11
Britnii wrote:
I've been weighing myself without clothes, and it seems like when I wear clothes while weighing myself, it adds two or three pounds. Do you weigh yourself with our without clothes?


always naked...though don't try that on public scales at the mallLaughing

Clothes weigh so different, jeans are heavy, summer dresses light etc. Much simpler to weigh naked. (my dressing gown is cotton towelling and wweighs a ton!)
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Tatmummy

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Posted: 04 May 2017, 10:46
FloridaAngel wrote:
Right??? The "healthiest" weight on the mayo clinic site, is that clothed or not???


I found this for you

Effect of clothing weight on body weight.
Whigham LD1, Schoeller DA, Johnson LK, Atkinson RL.
2013 Abstract

BACKGROUND:

In clinical settings, it is common to measure weight of clothed patients and estimate a correction for the weight of clothing, but we can find no papers in the medical literature regarding the variability in clothing weight of adults with weather, season and gender.

METHODS:
Fifty adults (35 women) were weighed four times during a 12-month period with and without clothing. Clothing weights were determined and regressed against minimum, maximum and average daily outdoor temperature.

RESULTS:
The average clothing weight (±s.d.) throughout the year was significantly greater in men than in women (1.2±0.3 vs 0.8±0.3 kg, P<0.0001). The average within-person minimum and the average within-person maximum clothing weights across the year were 0.9±0.2 and 1.5±0.4 kg for men, and 0.5±0.2 and 1.1±0.4 kg for women, respectively. The within-person s.d. in clothing weight was 0.3 kg for both men and women. Over the 55 °C range in the lowest to the highest outdoor temperatures, the regressions predicted a maximal change in clothing weight of only 0.4 kg in women and 0.6 kg in men.

CONCLUSION:
The clothing weight of men is significantly greater than that of women, but there is little variability throughout the year. Therefore, a clothing adjustment of approximately 0.8 kg for women and 1.2 kg for men is appropriate regardless of outdoor temperature.
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Tatmummy

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Posted: 04 May 2017, 10:50
You also might find this article on BMI scales interesting

My BMI is now 0.1 points less than it was on the old BMI system. BMI formulae from The Telegraph
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mummydee

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Posted: 04 May 2017, 13:01
gabichaytor wrote:
I weigh every morning after I come out of the shower, before I get dressed to go to work. As said before, consistency is key.

Oh no Gabi, you have just given a whole new meaning to water weight ! Now all those neurotics are going to be wondering how much each drip of water from your hair measures..Laughing
Spring 126... you spit in the sink first? do you think that that bit of saliva makes a difference?
I challenge anyone here to be honest and say if you've taken your weight before and after a bowel movement....
You just gave birth (it felt like) and yet the scales dont' move!

Everyone should read a thread here called "Why the Scales Lie" and then have a good think on what they are doing.
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ApacheTiger3...

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Posted: 04 May 2017, 19:48
Agree with everyone who said consistency is key. However clothes can vary in weight so I weight myself after going to the bathroom and getting out of the shower and before having my morning coffee.
Starstone142

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Posted: 19 Jul 2017, 19:54
For me, it depends on the clothing. If I'm wearing something loose and light, I weigh myself with clothing. However, if it's winter, and I'm wearing a heavy sweater and fleece leggings, I generally weigh myself in pajamas right before or right after bed.



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