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Weight Scale Vs Body Fat Scale: Which Is Better For Body Recomposition?

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Why Standard Weight Loss Advice Is So Bad

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m comparing a weight scale vs body fat scale and sharing which is better for body recomposition.

In addition to this, I’m also discussing why standard weight loss advice is so bad.

Let’s jump right into today’s topic.

Typically when most people think about getting healthier, they focus primarily on losing weight.

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Now I’m not saying you’re at fault for this.

It’s the years of bad weight loss advice being thrown at you by “certain organizations”, i.e. the government.

The reason this is wrong is because losing weight should not be your goal.

Your goal should be losing body fat.

What Is My Body Weight Composed Of?

How To Calculate Your Ideal Body Weight And Body Fat Percentage

Your body weight is comprised of:

  • Fat
  • Water
  • Lean body mass
    • muscle
    • organs
    • bones

Standard weight loss advice is to eat less calories and move more to burn more calories.

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The problem with that advice is that people go to extreme with calorie reduction and chronic cardio.

Yes, this may help you lose weight, but you’re actually becoming less healthy, because you’re also losing your muscle.

Muscle is the metabolic driver of your youth and metabolism, and is an overall key indicator of strength and health.

Severe calorie restriction and excessive cardio kills your metabolism, making you burn less calories, while holding onto stored fat, as your body enters starvation mode.

Forget Weight Loss: Why Body Recomposition Should Be Your Goal

The best weight loss advice is to focus on body recomposition.

The basics of body recomposition focuses on:

This way you can still be eating enough healthy calories comprised of:

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This will sustain, and in some cases build muscle tissue, while primarily burning stored body fat for energy.

Weight Scale Vs Body Fat Scale: Which Is Better?

There are many body composition tools, but one of the more affordable and convenient ways to track and measure your progress from the comfort of your own house, is by using a body fat scale analyzer.

A traditional weight scale tells you if you lost or gained weight, however it doesn’t tell you where that weight loss or weight gain came from.

In other words, you don’t know if the weight came from lean muscle tissue, body fat, or water weight.

Measuring your results with a body fat scale will ensure you’re losing unhealthy stored body fat, while maintaining and building calorie crushing muscle.

A body fat scale analyzer tracks your:

  • Body Fat Percentage
  • Total Body Weight
  • Muscle Mass
  • Bone Mass
  • Water Weight

Rather than measuring your health progress by using a traditional weight scale to track your weight loss, try using a body fat scale to measure your body composition.

How To Use A Body Fat Scale

Here’s how it works.

  1. Simply program the settings with your gender, height, and age, then press the set button.
  2. Step on the body fat scale, then wait for it to breakdown your body composition into:
    • Body weight
    • Body fat percentage
    • Water weight
    • Muscle mass percentage
    • Bone weight

These figures now provide you with a baseline moving forward to ensure you are losing weight via fat loss, while maintaining your muscle.

Note: Even though a body fat scale analyzer isn’t the most accurate way to track your exact body fat percentage, it is an affordable way to get a baseline, so you can monitor your progress from the comfort of your own home.

When Should You Measure Your Body Fat Percentage?

To keep your body fat percentage measurements as consistent as possible, I recommend you:

  1. Measure yourself first thing in the morning before eating, on Sunday, or just pick one day in the week. This is important because I tend to weigh 2-3 pounds heavier in the evening versus the morning.
  2. Always measure yourself post morning poop, because this can add 1-2 pounds.
  3. Measure yourself naked, because clothes can add 1-2 pounds.

Remember, using a body fat scale to measure your body fat percentage is just meant to be a baseline.

Don’t overanalyze it.

Check your body fat percentage just once a week, and continue following the Live Lean principles that I share with you every week on the blog.

Here’s an Amazon affiliate link to the body fat scale analyzer that I have at home.

That’s it Live Lean Nation.

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Question For You:

  • Do you have a weight scale or body fat scale?
  • What is your body fat percentage goal?

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