Those on the long road to weight loss have often used a scale as a guide. After all, your main goal is to lose weight. But a scale weighs all its fat, bone, muscle, what it has just eaten or drank, and ultimately, the number on the scale is not the most important number.
A more important number, a number that means more in terms of general health, is your percentage of body fat. As many of us have heard, muscle really weighs more than fat. A regular scale can show a person who has maintained the same weight after weeks of training, and this can be very shocking and underdeveloped.
A scale with a body fat monitor, on the other hand, can show that same person that, although it is the same size, his percentage of body fat has decreased! Your muscle has replaced your fat, and this is even better than losing weight.
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These days, anyone interested in losing weight basically needs to be a mathematician. There are so many numbers to deal with: counting calories, grams of fat in food, weight, body fat, hours of exercise, etc. One of the most important numbers, however, is the percentage of body fat. Fortunately, nowadays, people can control their percentage of body fat from the comfort of their home, and at the same time they are weighing.
The best and newest type of scale we have today is one with a body fat monitor. An even more beautiful balance is that with a monitor for body water, many people become dehydrated from moderately to slightly in recent days and do not even know it. A body water monitor can help you maintain hydration, thus improving your overall health.
So how does a scale measure body fat and water level? Bioelectrical impedance (BIA). A person stands on the legs of his balance, barefoot. A low level electrical signal passes through one foot and exits through the other foot. The BIA scale measures the resistance of this electrical signal as it travels through the body of the person.
Water conducts electricity and fat contains very little water. The muscle, on the other hand, is approximately 70% water. Therefore, the faster the signal travels through your body, the more muscles you have.
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The BIA scale is not the most accurate fat meter (it has a margin of error of 4%), but it is accurate enough for most people and is very easy to use. The results of a BIA scale can be influenced by simple things like hydration, the food you eat and even the temperature of the skin. Weigh yourself after drinking a glass of water: your percentage of body fat is higher if you are dehydrated.
Therefore, if you try to lose weight, try to lose body fat and track it on a scale with a body fat monitor.
Note: It is recommended that anyone with an internal electronic medical device, such as a pacemaker, not use the fat reading function of any of these scales
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