Mar 12, 2017

The Best Options For Accurately Monitoring The Levels Of Body Fat Foster City


By Robert Robinson

Many people who are on the lengthy road to lose weight typically use weighing scales as a guide to measure their weight. In any case, their foremost objective is weight reduction. But there's this one fact you should consider: a scale weigh not only your fats, but also your bones, muscle, and fluids. At the end of the day, the figures that appear on your weighing scale isn't at all the important numbers. Necessary numbers are those which means more in terms of total well-being. Such numbers are numbers that indicate the percentage of body fat Foster City. As most of us have heard, muscles certainly weigh more than fat.

There are two main reference points you want to record: weight, and Composition. Weight is the simpler of the two, and all you need to take it is a standard set of bathroom scales. Here are a few tips to get the most accurate and consistent reading:

Always stand on the scales first thing in the morning, before breakfast and after visiting the bathroom, Place your scales on a hard, uncarpeted floor to avoid the carpet pushing up against the bottom and increasing the reading. If you don't take the reading nude, be sure to wear as little clothing as possible, and always wear the same outfit at each weigh in.

The scales on their own are a really poor indication of changes in your body, and that's where its Composition comes in. If we take another reading, your Fat Percent, we can make sure we're losing the wobbly stuff and not the shaping muscle. For example, let's say you've lost 10 lbs over the past six weeks. You see it in the scales, but you don't see it in the mirror. Immediately you wonder why. How can you lose the best part of a stone and not look any different?

There are actually several ways to work out your fat percent, some requiring complicated machinery and teams of guys in lab coats, and some requiring just a humble tape measure. They will all differ in their reading, and disputes as to accuracy are... Shall we say... Not unheard of. However, the actual measurement you get is not as important as the changes in that measurement over time.

For example, if you chose the tape measure as your weapon of choice, and the formula you chose to work out your fat percent said you were 28%, whether you actually are 28% body fat or not isn't that important. What it has done is given you a reference point to track changes in your fat percent, i. E. The actual number is not as important as seeing a downward trend over several weeks.

Still another method for measuring the percentage is called DEXA. This is a recent technology that is known for its accuracy and precision. It divides your body into three compartments, namely: lean mass, mineral, and fat tissues. The technique makes use of a full-body scanner with X-rays that read both your bone and lean mass simultaneously. The scan lasts for about 10-20 minutes and is completely safe and non-invasive. The only requirement is for you to lie still all throughout the procedure. Perhaps the only drawback to this method is its relatively high cost.

To get a good idea of what's going on with your body, I'd recommend checking your composition, along with your weight, every fortnight.

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