Best activity, health & wellness monitors according to redditors

We found 1,724 Reddit comments discussing the best activity, health & wellness monitors. We ranked the 365 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/MyUglyKitty · 2353 pointsr/GetMotivated

Wow, I could have written this. I'm down 54 lbs as of this morning (220 to 166).

First, please check out r/loseit. There are wonderful people over there who absolutely excel at providing advice and support much better than me. You'll see thousands of stories of people just like you (and me) who have been where you are and who are still where you are.

As others have said, motivation fades and sheer determination is what will pull you through. Just take one small step every day. Today, just read a little on r/loseit. Next week, google TDEE and write down what you eat without trying to restrict.

Also - No zero days

You've got this and people are here to help!

EDIT: OK, now I'm on a computer and can type for real. I'm 35, female, 5' 5" tall (or 1.67 meters) and weighed 158 lbs at 10 yrs old. I've been there. I've been depressed. I've felt worthless. I won't pretend to understand exactly what you're going through, but I think I can relate.

First, let me say congrats on taking a step by posting here. You know you want to change and that's the first thing you have to do - make a decision. The second step is much harder...actually taking the step. You can plan forever and feel like you've accomplished something, but planning doesn't count without action.

Before I type out actual weight-loss advice. I want you to check on one thing - your medication. I'm absolutely not saying you need to go back on it, but please take a hard look at going off and if what you're feeling is related to that. Please, make sure you're working with a doctor to change/go off your medication. You may still be "coming down" from it. I truly don't know the specifics of these things, but I've seen the effects. I've seen too many people go off their medication because they "feel fine" not realizing that it's the medication that creating that feeling. Talk to your doctor, (s)he may say it's normal, maybe you need to try something different, maybe you don't need them any more, but please please please put some hard, rational thought into it. OK PSA over.

I know you're looking for motivation, but motivation fades. And it's not even determination that keeps you going. It's habit, making something so common, so boring, so regular that it feels weird to not be doing it. Measure your food (e.g., servings) until anything more than one serving that looks weird. Walk 15 minutes everyday at 4:45 PM until going a day without it feels weird. By the way, it took me maybe 3 months of dedication for these things to become habit. Make a chart. Do your habits 3 days next week. 4 days the week after that. Work up to 6 or 7. Give yourself gold stars. (No zero days...)

Ok, some concrete things. I'm going to offer a few universal pieces of advice, followed by a few things that worked for me. Take everything with a grain of salt. If I've learned anything, it's that everyone needs to figure out what works for them.

  • Small steps - Please don't go from 2500 calories a day to 1200. You'll fail by dinner. This week, just weigh/measure and write down what you eat and look up the calories. Don't try to cut anything out yet. You need to get a baseline. Maybe all you need to do is cut out the daily Starbucks. Maybe you eat healthy, but too much - cut each serving by 1/4 cups. You won't know unless you figure out where to start.
  • Don't set an "all or nothing" attitude - I'M NEVER EATING SUGAR AGAIN!!! The quickest way to get a stubborn asshole like me to do something (i.e., eat sugar) is to tell me I can't do it. I feel this is a universal issue.
  • CICO - aka Calories in vs. calories out. This is the weight-loss guiding principle. Google and read about total daily energy expenditure (TDEE). The amount of calories you burn in a day. Using 5'5", 21 yrs old, and "sedentary lifestyle" you burn about 2,100 calories by simply sitting on the couch and breathing. To lose weight, you need to take in fewer calories than you burn (calories in vs. calories out - CICO). Period. That's it. A 500 calorie deficit per day = 1 lb lost per week. If you want to eat more, you're going to have to move more. I eat about 1800-2200 calories per day, but I make sure I move a lot too. If I didn't want to exercise so much, I would have to eat less.
  • Be prepared - Have healthy snacks on hand. Have water on you at all times. Know when you're going to a party and may over-indulge (and that's ok). EXPECT THE SCALE TO GO UP AND DOWN. Get your mindset around that now. You will probably drop up to 5 lbs the first week you really go hard at this. That rate won't last, be mentally prepared for that. Here's my daily weigh-ins. Be mentally prepared to gain. lose, and plateau.
  • Stick to it - This is the single most important thing you can do. You fucked up yesterday. It's going to happen. Ate a bowl of brownie batter crying alone in your bed with your cat while watching old Friends re-runs? (My husband is a lucky man). Ok. But this is something you're going to have to fight for a long time. It can't be all or nothing (see above). You have to find a way to pick yourself up and try again. So many times I've said, "well, fuck it. I ate the brownie batter yesterday. What's the point? Might as well just quit. But if you're in this for the long haul, the concept of giving up doesn't make sense. Give up what? My treadmill habit? What's the point.

    Ok some specifics that worked for me.

  • Daily weigh-ins - most people will tell you to weigh yourself weekly or monthly. However, after doing that for years, I would always get discouraged when my weekly weight was higher. I started doing daily weigh-ins and learned to embrace the ups and downs. When you pull back on a year's worth of work it puts everything into perspective. It also helped keep me focused. 2 days up meant suck it up buttercup and put down the peanut buttercup.
  • Take a few before pictures - Take more photos every 10 lbs you lose. I saw results in the photos before I saw them in the mirror.
  • No cheats, just treats - There is no "off limit" food for me. I pretty much eat what I want. Having said that, what I want is to lose weight and what I want to eat is food that will help me do it. I have my treats, but maybe one cookie, not 12. We're going out to dinner tonight so I'm having a light lunch. I'm not "doing" Keto, paleo, vegan, whole30, weight watchers, Facebook milkshake diet. Props to those of you who do, but to me, those are not permanent. And anything that I "go off of" when I'm "done" = massive weight gain post-"diet" in my world.
  • Pick a tracker (MyFitnessPal, FitBit, SparkPeople, excel, whatever) - Most people use MyFitnessPal to track food and weight. I use a combination of SparkPeople, Fitbit, and excel. I like excel. I'm both fat and a nerd (my husband is a lucky guy). Make tracking a habit. If you miss a day, start again tomorrow, MyFitnessPal doesn't care. I get excited to update my spreadsheet. Hell, I'll send it to you if you want (PM me).
  • Start at home - It can be daunting starting something new, luckily we live in the internet age. No one cares if you can't do a 30-min YouTube work out in your basement. No one has to know. People get intimidated by the gym - I was. I still don't go to a gym. But there are millions of workout resources online. You don't need equipment or training or cute workout clothes. You just need 3-4 days per week to form a habit.

    I've become addicted to seeing results and, frankly, it's kinda fun at this point. People notice. I get compliments. I feel proud. You can do this.

    Today is Sunday. Pick one of these things and implement it tomorrow. Download MyFitnessPal. Buy a food scale. Set up a spreadsheet. Take your before photo. Or at least read No Zero Days.

    Hope this helps!

    EDIT 2: Several people have asked me for my spreadsheet, so here it is. I'm not going to lock cells so people can edit it as they like, but the idea is that you only type in the pink cells. I filled in the first row as an example. Everything else will fill in automatically. You'll need to fill in your goal too if you want it to appear on the table.

    It's up to you to track calories in and out. Like I said, I use my FitBit for this . I also have a cheap fat monitor and started tracking that when I started HIIT workouts and the weight loss slowed. Anyway, add columns, delete those you don't need, and most importantly keep with it!
u/shemperdoodle · 159 pointsr/Fitness

My old scale would "remember" your last weight, and if you were within a pound or two of your previous weight, it would just display the previous weight. I didn't think it was possible for an inanimate object to be lazy up until I discovered that.

Edit: wound up buying this scale, which works the right way, after specifically looking for one that doesn't do this (seems to be a widespread problem).

u/therealdrewder · 59 pointsr/intermittentfasting

Fitindex Bluetooth Body Fat Scale, FITINDEX Smart Wireless Digital Bathroom Weight Scale Body Composition Monitor Health Analyzer with Smartphone App for Body Weight, Fat, Water, BMI, BMR, Muscle Mass

u/deadasthatsquirrel · 26 pointsr/TryingForABaby

Forget the Period Tracker! She can have the most regular cycles in the world, but you still completely miss the fertile window.

Read Taking Charge of Your Fertility, buy a BBT thermometer (I use the Mabis one) and some OPKs (Wondfos are loved here), and use FertilityFriend to track her temperature, OPKs and cervical fluid.

Also, FertilityFriend has a charting course that's a good way to learn the basics.

Edit - Also, yay for another guy speaking up! We did a subreddit survey a little while ago and we only got four guys answering, so I'm glad there are five of you now :D

u/twinkostor · 22 pointsr/Amberlynn

I believe it’s this scale that goes up to 700 pounds. Judging by the customer review pics, it doesn’t seem possible that it’s wide enough to accommodate amber. conspiracy situation I believe that Becky is stepping on the scale holding on to some weights

u/thisisallme · 21 pointsr/1200isplenty

This is the link of the scale I got. It's fairly cheap. So far, I like it. You can customize the weight settings, goals, stuff like that. I also think it can interface with things like the Apple fitness and Samsung health. But I'm happy with it for the price and ease of use.
Bluetooth Body Fat Scale, FITINDEX Smart Wireless Digital Bathroom Weight Scale Body Composition Analyzer Health Monitor with IOS and Android APP for

u/315to199 · 20 pointsr/loseit

[This] ( scale is what beast_underneath uses. And [this] ( scale is wht the_walking_joey uses. I follow both on Instagram.

Please don't be embarrassed. You should be proud. You are awesome!
*Edit to add where I got the information from.

u/BigTexan5606 · 19 pointsr/keto

Right before I began this way of eating, I purchased this scale from Amazon:

It is 68 dollars and it speaks which was nice when I first started using it because my belly made it difficult to see the numbers.

u/rharmelink · 19 pointsr/ketoscience

I was there. I was about 650 pounds in December -- bariatric beds gave widely varying weights: Error (meaning over 700), 650, and 615. I know I was quite a bit more than the 600 I weighed on a doctor's scale several years ago, so I just used the 650 as my starting weight (my highest?).

But I'm 6'5", so I am a lot taller than most people on the show, and carried the weight differently.

I finally found a good bariatric scale at Amazon that goes up to 700 pounds. It's a wide one so it can handle my wider stance and I don't lose my balance while on it. They didn't have such a scale a year or so ago when I looked, so it was a great (and timely) find.

Down 140 pounds so far, and haven't needed insulin at all this year. Last year, I was using a third of a vial every day. I've spent nearly $10K on insulin over the past 6 years. Now, A1C has dropped to 5.4 and blood sugars are normal.

u/StannisBaratheon_AMA · 12 pointsr/bodybuilding

I know y'all were on the edge of your seats for this information and I apologize for the delay.


I decided to do PPL bro splits during my cut (the other 2-3 days are MMA practice) instead of UL bro split. My work capacity is pretty low it feels like but I think it's because of my meal times.

EDIT: Also, how does this scale look

I'd also like to welcome our newest member of the 2p8 Benchpress Club: /u/stephenfish. Happy for you babe.

u/Elgiard · 12 pointsr/My600lbLife

You can get scales that read up to a thousand pounds for less than $300. I realize that this cuts deeply into the food budget so isn't an option for most of the people who would be on the show.

This seems to be the best deal going right now and would work for most normal morbidly obese people. Not like a James K. or a Sean, but most.

u/mathematical · 11 pointsr/Fitness

Hi there. I was formerly up to 470lbs with ankles bad enough to rule out most exercise. 11 months later I'm 388 and hitting the gym 5 days a week. Here's how I did it.

  1. Diet: I got on keto, but a low-carbohydrate diet would work well too. Your mom needs to just restrict calories. The Mifflin-St Jeor calculation for base metabolic rate says she's burning around 2500 kcal per day if shes 5'7" or above. If she's at 500, she's burning 2900+ kcal per day. Basically, if she can restrict her diet to 2000 kcal per day, she'd lose at least 50lbs in her first year without any exercise at all.

  2. Basic Exercise: I didn't immediately start heavy lifting followed by hard cardio or HIIT. When I first started losing weight, I could only do the stationary recumbent bike. Somewhat slowly. My ankles would ache just walking in the gym, and they would get swollen and I'd sprain them trying to even do the elliptical or treadmill, so I'd bike. For the public embarrassment, I highly recommend Planet Fitness. When I started working out I was super self-conscious about how I looked working out. The amount of other big people at Planet Fitness really takes the edge off. Once you've evolved to where Planet Fitness equipment doesn't suit your fitness goals, you're more confidant and other gyms don't seem so bad.

  3. Positive Routine. Some things that helped were a good routine. As I said before, I started my fitness journey at Planet Fitness. I did the black card membership (only $20/month total) and every time I was done with a workout, I'd go get a hydro massage. The massage would help my back while giving me the positive reinforcement I needed to keep working out (I'm here for a massage, might as well bike for 20 minutes first). I think it goes without saying that this reward should NEVER be food. For milestones food can sometimes be a reward, but food shouldn't be a day-to-day reward.

  4. Face the music: I've found that weighing in often helps me stick to my goals. I have my weight mapped out in a chart, and when I'm weighing in often, I tend to stick to my diet and workout schedules. My periods of plateaus or small gains usually have few data points in them. Get your mom a good scale that wont max out. I used one of these until I could get on a lower-max scale. Also, an app like myfitnesspal means its hard to cheat on the diet. Even on cheat days I log my food. Last weekend was the first cheat day of the year. I ate 4500 Calories. I didn't want to ignore it. I need to deal with the fact that I have more of a deficit to make up this week because of it. Self-accountability is good.

  5. Get a partner: Working out and dieting with others that you have accountability to makes it easier to maintain and harder to cheat on either diet or workout. If your mom doesn't want to work out with you, she should reach out to a friend or relative. I work out with my fiancee and a friend from work, and it makes it hard to say no if one of them wants to go work out.


  6. Keep calories at 2000 or lower. Reduced sugar is best.
  7. Find an exercise she can do. Recumbent bike worked for me while I couldn't do other exercises.
  8. Add some positive non-food reward for staying true.
  9. Self-accountability is required.
  10. Accountability to friends/family is motivating.

    This last year I've accomplished more than I ever thought possible. It's changed who I am as a person. Last February I would have thought someone was joking if they told me I'd be 80lbs down, much stronger, and wearing much smaller clothing.

    Let me know if you want to talk privately. Hell, if you live near Tucson, AZ I could go do some cardio with your mom.
u/natalienaught · 11 pointsr/asktransgender

>decrease my BMI (for a more supple frame)

Oh gosh, please don't focus on BMI, it's just a terrible measurement, especially for this population.

BMI only considers body mass (kgs), and conveys nothing about body composition (e.g., % body fat & % lean mass).

As such, the same BMI value can represent many different body shapes, and many different states of metabolic health!

BMI has a place in epidemiology, but body composition is what individuals should focus on, and is easy to track these days. Healthy cis-females on average have significantly more body fat than their healthy cis-male counterparts, and progress in this area for MtF folks won't be reflected well by BMI.

u/hydroxylfunction · 10 pointsr/TryingForABaby

Not that mabis but I have this:

Multi-Function Digital Basal Thermometer to Measure Basal Body Temperature (BBT) , 0.09℉ Accuracy, Blue backlight, 60 day's memory for Chart tr

u/NeptuneIsMyHome · 10 pointsr/fitbit

People say plays nicely with the FitBit app, and it's a whole lot cheaper than the Aria.

u/Cro370z · 10 pointsr/intermittentfasting

It’s relatively easy. Many people think it’s super hard but it’s not. When you get hunger cramps you’re actually thirsty so drinking a lot of water is key. What helped me the first few weeks was sparkling water (La-Croix) with 0 calories and sugar. After about 3-4 weeks your body adjusts. Black coffee also helps.

My number one advice for all of you guys is buy a smart scale because it helps you keep track not just of weight but BMI, Body fat, etc. it really motivates you. Every 2-3 days measure yourself in the morning after taking a piss and you have to be fully naked no socks for accurate measurements. Maybe one day I’ll make a video on my experience with more tips as I see a lot of people struggle with this. Good luck!

u/smith1894 · 10 pointsr/keto

We have this one from Amazon:

Each of us use it and it tracks separately on our phones. Works great

u/TiedinHistory · 9 pointsr/loseit

Started at 380, but I think the same theories still apply.

  1. I don't have a good answer for this one. I think a lot of it depends on budget and how accurate you need it to be. The My Weigh XL-550 seems to have solid (if not spectacular reviews), a low price point, and looks like a good fit. I can't really vouch for it though.

  2. Good question. In my opinion, when you get to 350, 400, 450+ pounds, everything gets cut at once. I have a few reasons for this

    -People (like you and I) don't get to that weight due to a single bad habit. I don't think anyone can realistically eat enough cake, or drink enough soda, to account for that drastic a weight gain. Cutting out Coca Cola or Ice Cream will have good effects, but it's often either one of many problems, or the symptom of a greater, overarching problem. Don't treat the symptom, treat the cause.

    -I think the psychology behind it turns out poorly either way. Let's say you gave up cake for a month. If you lose 5 pounds, you may attribute it to the cake and may not want to give anything else up. If you don't lose 5 pounds, it feels like you sacrificed a food you love for nothing.

    -I think "cutting out" is a bad way to look at it. When I started, I did cut out everything, and then eventually re-added it at smaller, realistic portions. But ideally, you will be able to live a lifestyle where you can occasionally have the foods you really like. If you get to a point where you cut out pie, you will miss it, and you may want to return to it. Occasionally having a slice of pie isn't a death knell and may be better, once in a while, than letting the pie consume your mind.

    As I said, once you get above three bills, your diet should be a lifestyle change. Someone who's 5 pounds overweight can say "OK, let's cut out soda". Someone who's 100+ pounds overweight needs more drastic, core changes and adopting a new lifestyle is important to that. If you cut out soda, it's not going to change much if you get your sugar and carbs from other sources. Drastically cutting down on sugar and carbs will get you places (for instance).

  3. For me, I lost my first 100-ish pounds by diet and daily walking (our campus had hills). I didn't set foot in a gym until I was 280-290, and still, most of my exercise is cardio (and honestly, it means very little unless you're eating correctly. I've lost 30 pounds in the past 3 months and worked out less in those months than in the ones where I kept my weight).
u/SilvarusLupus · 9 pointsr/Amberlynn

Amazon it's less than $100 as well. I'm not joking

u/scandinaviAnd3rson · 8 pointsr/TryingForABaby

A lot of people here use the MABIS thermometer and really like it. I just got a cheap one from Target and it works just fine. As far as OPKs, the Wondfo brand/other internet cheapies are really popular and super cheap compared to some of the digital ones (Clearblue, etc). It depends on your preference, though. My first time around I used the Clear Blue digital OPKs and I liked that they were cut and dry with their negative/positive response. This time I'm using Wondfos because they're much cheaper, although there is more room for interpretation with the negative/positive. You can check out /r/TFABLinePorn to see what pictures of positive/negative cheap OPKs look like. You can also get cheap HPTs bundles, too. Happy shopping!

MABIS Basal Thermometer, Digital BBT Thermometer, Basal Body Temperature Thermometer...

Wondfo Combo 50 LH Ovulation & 20 HCG Pregnancy Test Strips

Clearblue Advanced Digital Ovulation Test, 20 Ovulation Tests

u/CabinFeverBob · 8 pointsr/keto

Just did a quick search and came across this one that weighs up to 550lbs for $38 with free shipping. Great reviews too.

u/sonofmad · 8 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

A decent estimate for sure, I've got this one and enjoy using it, but I really believe getting this kind of analysis is worth the money if you're serious about it. I'm near the University of Minnesota and can get a test done for $40 (alumni) but I've see it at other local places here in the Twin Cities for $45.

u/quarl0w · 8 pointsr/AppleWatch

I use a Bluetooth scale and weigh myself every morning. It synced the data into Apple health. It wasn't expensive.
1byone Digital Weight Scale

I have been tracking my weight since I got the Watch.

I started at 294 in January. Had a wake up call, and started to eat better then. When I got the Watch in February I was down to 287. I kept going with the Watch, and making sure I was active.

I added in calorie tracking with LoseIt because I wasn't happy with my rate of progress. That accelerated the weight loss.

Here is my weight tracking for this year. Starting at the highest I have been (294). I separated out just the section where I added exercise (up from none), and the section I added calorie tracking. The trend lines show the difference. It's not huge, but is distinct.

u/rugbysuperstar · 7 pointsr/Fitness

BMI is bullshit. I am a BMI of 31.1 and am much healthier than average. What you should be measuring is bodyfat percentage. Pick up a pair of these if you want a credible basis to begin your fat loss. If I had to guess, your bodyfat is around 25-35%. It should be much lower, high teens at the most.

Try cutting out foods that have the highest concentration of "empty calories" (ones that cannot be efficiently used for fuel and are stored as fat). These food are ones with very high sugar and simple carbs.

Stop consuming these foods, and slowly begin to introduce whole grains, vegetables, and lean meats into your diet. Don't buy any "weight loss pills", as these are a scam of epic proportions. The most you will see from these is rapid water loss (looks good on the scale), which is unhealthy. Eat a large breakfast, and try to eat frequent, healthful meals. Don't consume large ammounts of food at night or in the late afternoon.

Cheat days are going to be vital to keeping yourself on track. At first, you might need 2 or 3 meals a week but slowly change this to 1. You must not binge, try to keep to only consuming 1 unhealthy, moderately sized meal for your cheats.

I know your situation well, I love food myself. There are many healthy (and tasty) alternatives to your favorite foods. You just have to make an extra effort to include them into your diet.

I hope the advice helps, good luck and feel free to contact me if you wish to know more.

edit: damn this may be harder than I thought, you eat some pretty good food! :)
It seems like you eat out alot, so this may be of some help to you

u/qualmick · 7 pointsr/TryingForABaby

The daily chat is likely winding down at this time of night (at least in north america)! So, most people recommend either the mabis or the [email protected]. I like the MABIS - quiet beeps, temperature recall, no backlighting. Lots of people like the [email protected] for the backlighting.

Most of us use fertility friend - it does the best job at using your data in predicting future cycles. Wanna help people do science and get a free VIP subscription? Join the BU presto study. You might want to take the free course they offer to get started on how to temp.

Lots of people use OPKs - most people buy wondfo brand OPKs and HPTs so we can piss on something if the wind blows. OPKs are useful for timing sex. HPTs are useful if you want to have a drink on 10DPO but you're a little worried. At least, that's the only use I've found for them. :)

Lots of people take prenatals - a multivitamin that has 400 mg of folic acid should have you covered, but y'know. Talk to your doctor. I'm guessing if you're in the WTT crowd you got this covered.

You'll also find that we have a stickied thread at the top of the subreddit that goes over the sub's rules, and has additional information. Searching the subreddit will also often find you the answers you seek, in a more timely fashion.

u/guardiancosmos · 7 pointsr/TryingForABaby

Welcome to the cult of Mabis, long may she reign.

u/wabuson · 7 pointsr/Fitness

This is the greatest scale I have ever owned. Flawlessly accurate. The company is solid as well. I highly recommend it.

u/Mogwoggle · 7 pointsr/fitnesscirclejerk

For lulz, click here - 1 star reviews.

>Like several others who have complained, my body fat percentage increased by 7% on this scale. Because my fat % is now so much higher than on my other scale, my water weight is also off.

>I have had to return 2 of these scales in a row (black model) because they are defective. They add 25-40 pounds to the actual weight

>No matter WHEN I step on the scale (morning or evening) my weight stays the same. This is just not possible. I followed the instructions to a "T" when setting this up.

>Thought it'd be cool, especially with the hydration and body fat measurements, but it doesn't give me an accurate reading of my weight. I checked my weight with a scale at the gym and my old one, and this one is about 5 pounds off for me and about 9 pounds off for my husband. What's the point?

That last one make me think her gym is fucking with their scales which is FUCKING HILARIOUS

u/lokicramer · 7 pointsr/loseit

I bought this when I was almost 350,

Its rated up to a whopping 700. Works great. It is also a wide scale to you can spread your feet out a bit.

u/thaddeus_crane · 7 pointsr/xxfitness

Vent 1: biking to/from work is 20 miles (round trip) and i've been trying to go to the gym for HIIT/lifting on top of it, but i'm so. freakin. tired. I'm alternating days right now to try and work up to just doing the damn thing, but I'm so tired whines

Vent 2: I got a new scale and got rid of my old one that was a million years old. The new one tells me i'm literally 5-7 lbs heavier than my old one and it's discouraging af.

u/RosenWeiss9 · 7 pointsr/1200isplenty

Digital. My scale has never given me a different reading on the same weigh in, ever! Regardless of placement. This one.

u/CaveatEmpress · 7 pointsr/orangetheory

Suggestion - get a scale like this. I have it, and love that while my weight has varied by less than a pound for 5 weeks, I’ve watched as my composition has changed in other ways.

RENPHO Bluetooth Scale

u/johnsmith66 · 6 pointsr/loseit

You're pretty muscular and in good shape. I don't think you need to lose any weight.

Also, since you have higher testosterone and are more muscular than an average woman, you can't evaluate yourself based on only BMI. BMI is based on height and weight for average women, who don't have high testosterone levels. So, if I were you, I wouldn't pay attention to only BMI.

DEXA and Bod Pod are good methods for measuring body fat, but they can be expensive, as you mentioned.

If you go to a gym, you can ask them if they have a body impedance analyzer or calipers. Those aren't as accurate as DEXA or Bod Pod, but they are usually cheaper.

You can even buy a body impedance analyzer for about $33. If you use a body impedance analyzer, just be sure to follow all of the directions regarding when you use the analyzer. I think it's supposed to be used exactly 2 hours after you eat a meal. (I haven't used one in a while). They are fairly accurate. I think the accuracy is about +/- 5%.

u/nathanfromtexas · 6 pointsr/fatlogic


These are the calipers I bought. Overall I like them and that they come with a guide. They can just be a little difficult to use by yourself so heads up. If I bought again I’d probably get something a little easier to use.

Slim Guide Skinfold Caliper

On that note, this is the website I use for my calculations. Considering that it seems to match the machines I’ve used, I trust it’s accuracy.

And for what it’s worth, Scooby Werkstatt is awesome. If you feel like kicking around his website he has tons of no-nonsense fitness and dieting guides for free. He doesn’t sell anything and is all about helping people.

u/bob_mcbob · 6 pointsr/loseit

How much over 400 pounds? This EatSmart scale is highly rated and has a 440 pound capacity.

u/coffee_since · 6 pointsr/loseit

Stick with your scale. You've lost 12 pounds. It doesn't matter if you went from 285 to 273 or 269 to 257. You still lose the same amount of weight.

In the meantime, you should really upgrade to a digital scale. They're relatively cheap. They last forever. And they're more accurate.

Here is one for $20:

u/cheerful_cunt · 6 pointsr/xxfitness

Ive used and liked this one:

However, different reading can be due to an old battery or using it on an uneven surface. Even if you are using it somewhere solid like on bathroom tiles, the floor can still be uneven - I'd check that it actually doesn't wobble before using it and see if it still gives you inconsistent readings before buying anew one.

u/kpendolino · 6 pointsr/TryingForABaby

I've been using this one for about two weeks now, and really like it. The backlight makes it easy to operate in the dark. It dims during the measurement, then brightens again when the measurement is done. Stores date and time of 60 measurements, and the alarm feature is really handy.

I had been using my phone with an alarm about half an hour before my normal wake-up time (because it had to be different for me to remember the new habit), but even then, it was difficult to remember and sometimes difficult to find the thermometer. With this one, I've got the alarm feature enabled, which makes it both super clear why I'm being awoken and super easy to find the darn thing.

u/hdjunkie · 6 pointsr/loseit

I use this one that is half the price and has the same features. Work great for syncing with health app on iOS.

u/UnderSomeRock · 6 pointsr/loseit
u/ncl8986 · 6 pointsr/xxfitness

hmmm, well this is the one I have: it was recommended to me once, I've since converted my coach and I've suggested it to other competitors and it's always been very accurate for us!

u/vivalasita · 6 pointsr/xxfitness

I own this scale from Amazon. It's less than $30 and I've had it for two months now. Beyond its body fat readings, which I'm not sure of the accuracy of most scales, the Bluetooth feature is really helpful for recording results to your phone in apps like Apple Health or My Fitness Pal. The scale also has a phone app that is pretty decent by itself; again, like any piece of technology, it will not be 100% accurate but if you're measuring yourself as well as weighing yourself consistently it can certainly help with organizing your data trends wirelessly.

u/Chanzlyn · 5 pointsr/xxfitness

1300 calories is way to low, IMO. I'm muscle building and losing some fat and I eat 1600-1800 calories a day. 22-23% body fat for a woman is healthy.

Uping your protein intake is important for muscle building and helps burn fat, too.

Carbs is what really makes it hard to lose body fat. There have been a lot of research on it.

My intake is:

Protein: 150-250grams

Carbs: 50-100 grams

Fat: <65grams

Personally, this is just my diet, I'm not saying that everyone should follow it, just a general idea. (I'm 5' 6'5" and I weigh 138-140lbs but I look about 120 because of muscle)

I hate cardio, I really do, aside from swimming, but cardio helps burn fat quicker and tightens your muscles. While weightlifting builds your muscles and body tone.

How often do you weightlift?

I suggest getting a BFP Hand Scale or something similar to this:

And maybe reading up on If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM)

Oh and I went from 136lbs at my lowest weight up to 140lbs and lost a pant size, too. So, I definitely gained muscle and lost fat. :)

u/tooskinny · 5 pointsr/Fitness

Well also note that I have zero muscle tone. (If I had muscles they would probably show through at this BF%). I used my trusty Omron Monitor to measure the BF%.

I've used it on my boyfriend and he's about 6% with visible abs so that seemed about right. (We plan on getting calipers soon) My BMI right now is about 16 (normally 17.9). Many companies are starting to not allow models with a BMI under 18 to work for them.

I think that people tend to overestimate the body fat of models. And forget that appearance is dependent on amount of muscle (along with amount of body fat).

u/sknick_ · 5 pointsr/xxfitness

Assuming you are mostly concerned with aesthetics (looks) & looking athletic, you probably want to stay in the 20-25% body fat range as a woman.

Untrained, a woman with your current stats is predicted to be around 27% body fat, so slightly above the top of the range you want to be in. This is just an estimate though, and you can get an accurate body fat % measurement with a caliper. However you calculated that you were 25% when you were at 156 lbs, was inaccurate.

Here's a basic plan for you:

Initially cut down to 125-128 lbs, or around 20-22% bodyfat, on a diet of 1400-1500 calories a day, weight training 3x a week or more. Once you reach that goal, slowly bulk back up to 135-138. Keep alternating these cycles to build muscle & stay in the right body fat % range. Keep in mind that if you are in a cold climate, you may struggle with cutting weight in the wintertime.

You want to spend 3-4 months in each phase (so avoid rapid loss or gain), lifting weights with progressive improvement along the way. Each time you go back to the lower weight, you should have a slightly lower body fat % than the last time you were at the weight - if you are actually building & retaining muscle mass through training. If you have the same body fat % each time you come back down, your training is sub-optimal because you didn't build & retain muscle - you just gained & lost the same body fat for no good reason.

Repeat these cycles for a few years or until you are happy, and then eat & train to just maintain that weight if you want going forward.

Here is some baseline info for you to check out re: goals & diet plans, etc:

Basic Info | |
--------- | :---------: |
Gender | Female |
Age | 26 |
Height | 5'6" |
Weight | 138 lbs |

  • | - |
    BMI | 22.3 |
    BMI Categorization | Normal weight (18.5 - 24.99) |
  • | - |
    Estimated Body Fat % | 27.3% |
    Estimated Fat Free Mass | 100 lbs |
    *Estimated Fat Mass | 38 lbs |
  • | - |
    Estimated Goal Weight @ 30% BF | 143 lbs |
    Estimated Goal Weight @ 25% BF | 134 lbs |
    *Estimated Goal Weight @ 20% BF | 125 lbs |
  • | - |
    Estimated Weight Change for 20% BF | 13 lbs |
    Estimated Time @ 1 lb/Week | 3.25 months |
    *Estimated Goal Date | 4/10/2017 |
  • | - |
    BMR (Calorie burn per day at rest) | 1383 |
    Exercise Frequency | 3x / week |
    | BMR 1.375 |
    (Calorie burn per day w/ exercise) | 1901 |
    Estimates more accurate for untrained individuals. Use a caliper for actual values.

    Macros - Female (3x / week) | Calories | Protein (.8g/lb) | Fat (.4g/lb) | Carb | Fiber | lbs / Week |
    --------- | :---------: | :---------: | :---------: | :---------: | :---------: | :---------: |
    Lose Weight / 20% Deficit | 1521 | 110g | 55g | 146g | 21g | -0.76 |
    Lose Weight / 15% Deficit | 1616 | 110g | 55g | 169g | 23g | -0.57 |
  • | - | - | - | - | - | - |
    Maintain Weight | 1901 | 110g | 55g | 241g | 27g | 0.00 |
  • | - | - | - | - | - | - |
    Gain Weight / 5% Surplus | 1996 | 110g | 55g | 264g | 28g | 0.19 |
    Gain Weight / 10% Surplus | 2091 | 110g | 55g | 288g | 29g | 0.38 |
u/MrSneller · 5 pointsr/Fitness

These are the ones I use. And you can go here to see videos on how to measure. As a guy, the only one I really care about is the abdominal since I have lean limbs.

u/paperina100 · 5 pointsr/TryingForABaby

A cheap basal thermometer is just fine to get started. Lots of people like the [email protected] one because it stores many previous temps and is backlit. If you want super basic, I used this one for has no back light and only stores one previous temp, but it does the job.

u/Jrscout · 5 pointsr/TryingForABaby

When Mabis is recommended, the nine dollar basal thermometer is what's meant. =)

u/some_keto_man · 5 pointsr/keto

I have one of the Eatsmart scales and it is very accurate. I let it re-calibrate every time I use it. Tap it, let it re-calibrate, then weight. On a very rare occasion it will be off a little. I weight myself twice and if it gets the same both times I record that. On a rare occasion it will take three weigh ins to get two that are the same. Make sure you are standing up straight and standing still. Also weight wearing the same thing for each weigh in, for me that is just my boxers.

Scale I have and would recommend:

If your partner is not attracted to your more healthful appearance it is time to discuss it with them and consider a new kind of weight loss (ex partner).

u/Ken_Thomas · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I got an EatSmart Precision Plus - mostly because the screen lights up when you step on it, so I don't have to turn on the lights to see the readout, but also because I was kind of blown away by the Amazon review score. 5 stars with over 7000 reviews is unreal.

But anyway, the part that is relevant to you is that the platform is really big. Plus, it's consistent and seems pretty reliable.

u/truthlesshunter · 5 pointsr/Fitness

I use an eatsmart scale (specifically this one: although the "body fat %, body measurement calculators" are to be taken with a grain of salt as they are seldomly very accurate but could be good for consistency measuring purposes). It's a great scale to track weight and I tried "fooling" it like you did (stepping on, stepping off, letting it reset, then stepping on again) and it always gave me the exact same reading...even if i waited like 5 minutes.

So personally, I can vouch for that one but reading the reviews on Amazon, any of the eatsmart scales (there are 3-4 of them..$50 being the most expensive) should be good.

u/lisyrup · 5 pointsr/keto

Totally a real thing. As a matter of fact, my bathroom scale would weigh the OP. Amazon carries several models for people that weigh 500-700lbs.
700lb scale

u/seeker1938 · 5 pointsr/AppleWatch

I would be very interested to know how you accomplished that.

I have a Weight Gurus scale...

...and have downloaded the Weight Gurus app to the iPhone and it syncs my weight, BMI, etc. to my iPhone via that Weight Gurus app.

When I go iPhone > Apple \> Sources, I see Weight Gurus there.

When I continue to the next screen, Weight Gurus, I see I have allowed it to write and read the following data: Body Fat Percentage, Lean Body Mass, and weight.

Where, in the Apple, do your find your weigh-in data?.

u/Drichthy · 5 pointsr/fatlogic

I bought this scale from Amazon. I haven't had any issues with it thus far. There are a number of other scales that are cheaper, I just picked this one because it was within budget and had high reviews.

Happy shopping.

u/-Lucina · 5 pointsr/TryingForABaby

I really like the iSnow. It has a backlight, has an alarm option, and can store 60 past temperatures.

u/deconcerte · 5 pointsr/ProEDmemes

It comes with the scale I bought from Amazon.

u/prendes4 · 5 pointsr/intermittentfasting

RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale - FDA Approved - Smart BMI Scale Digital Bathroom Wireless Weight Scale, Body Composition Analyzer with Smartphone App, 396 lbs

There's the link to the one I got.

u/zeppelinfromled · 4 pointsr/loseit

It's true that weight doesn't matter on its own. It's just a tool that we use to track fat loss. But depending on how quickly you're losing weight, it would be very difficult to put on muscle at the same rate, especially from cardio, as opposed to weight training. Muscle growth caps out around a couple pounds per month for most people. The world's strongest man may be around 400 lbs, but he can also deadlift over 1,000 pounds. It's just important to keep some perspective on that, because none of us are on his level.

It sounds like the psoriasis could play a role in the fat percent reading. You could try to use one of the impedance testers that goes through your hands (like this one). But I think the bigger factor is that the impedance fat percent testing just isn't that accurate to begin with. It can be influenced by all kinds of thing. When I test mine at night versus the following morning, it can easily differ by 4 or 5%. So I don't really trust it. The calipers are a good alternative, as long as you're careful to use them correctly, and the same each time.

I've been lifting heavily for some time now (while eating on a deficit), and muscle growth has certainly happened, but not quickly enough to stop weight loss. I find it's a lot harder to track getting healthy without being able to put some numbers to it. To each his own, though.

u/KEM10 · 4 pointsr/SubredditDrama

The BMI ratio supposedly shows how overweight someone it, it's not like there's a good test that's easy to administer to show body fat % instead of this.

...oh wait and another

Side note, I just got a full workup the other day complete with blood test, everything except BMI was healthy. Doctor looked at it, mentioned that it is an outdated method because it doesn't take into account muscle and said nothing else. So I guess I am a special snowflake.

u/ikefon · 4 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Something like this I think will serve your purpose, along with a simple digital scale.

u/zahrada · 4 pointsr/Fitness

If you're willing to teach yourself how to use them (and you will have to if you want consistent readings), I have found no better/more precise solution than this:

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/Fitness

I know you asked about it without the fancy medical equipment, but you can get the calipers cheap at your local drug store. I got a pair of these.

Then I used this page to take my measurements. Btw, I haven't looked at anything else on that site so I have no idea if any of the other content is any good, but this page looked "comprehensive enough to be legit."

u/leanloser · 4 pointsr/leangains

I've tested and compared most BF measurement methods. It was kind of my obsession for a while.

What I can tell you for sure is that bioimpedance measurements (like your scale) are pretty worthless once you get leaner. They are wildly affected by fluctuations in water retention, up to a few percent of BF off from day to day in my experience.

DEXA and BodPod are expensive, and very NOT worth it because it can also fluctuate a lot depending on hydration levels, especially if you're alternating low carb/high carb while cutting/bulking.

Hydrostatic is reasonably priced ($30 for re-tests in my area), and precise. It is not affected whatsoever by your hydration level since the weight of water under water is 0. Of all the more advanced BF measurement methods, hydrostatic has the best precision and the lowest price to boot.

But my #1 recommended BF measurement method: A good pair of BF calipers and someone to help you measure. You can get a cheap pair on Amazon for $5, but I recommend these larger ones. $13 one time cost. My caliper measurements match my hydrostatic almost exactly. And when you learn how to make consistent and precise measurements with the calipers, you're set for life. You should do a multi-site measurement including the vertical abdominal fold. You can use this online calculator. I've found little difference in readings between Jackson/Pollock 3, 4, or 7 site measurement. So I just go with the 3 site measurement out of laziness.

u/sasunnach · 4 pointsr/TryingForABaby

Just noticed that the temps you gave go to only one decimal place. If you do decide to temp, whether regularly or periodically, you need to get a thermometer that does two decimal places. The one you have is unfortunately pretty useless for temping. You can get the [email protected] or Mabis BBT from Amazon for pretty cheap. I have an [email protected] BBT and like it a lot. I temp vaginally with it. It has a blue backlight and recalls your last 30 temps.

u/bladedrummer · 4 pointsr/loseit

You can really google that information, or just look it up on amazon. I mean, there are scales with 25k reviews, over 4 stars and under $30. What can we possibly say that isn't covered by that amount of data?


u/Slust · 4 pointsr/Fitness

Absolutely. This shit's hard, but it's all doable.

Set your goals, figure out your plan to achievement, but remember that you're going to fail every now and again. This is normal. Just take it one day at a time.

Here's a few more tools I personally needed in my belt before I really began to start gaining serious momentum.

A food scale - The best thing you can do is spreadsheet out your food you eat in a day. Christ, this was so hard for me, but adding up the nutritional information on to-the-gram portions was the ultimate step to weight loss. Is it boring eating the same shit every day? You betcha. But it all feels right when you start to...

Weigh yourself every morning after you piss and log it in a spreadsheet This was like the last piece of the pendant I needed to unlock the giant door of "Discipline". Holy fuck, I cannot understate how important this was for me. Being able to look at where you were yesterday, or 14 days ago, and see with actual fact where you were... Eating the same shit every day strictly for nutrition all of a sudden became okay to me. I suffer from massive depression, and food was my big comfort. But seeing this data just greased the cogs and the machine began to move with a speed I couldn't manage in the year prior.

On the plus side, my entire diet is available at Costco. So even though it takes time to wash pounds of chicken, weigh it out to 300g (+/- 10g) and bag it up, I'm saving a ton of money in the process. Chicken there is $2.99/lb, at Safeway it's $7.29/lb. I still buy my broccoli there, though, because $2.49/lb is totally acceptable given the taste. Cutting up crowns of broccoli and steaming them is infinitely more tasty than the pre-cut florette bags.

Good luck, man. I wholeheartedly mean it. It's tough going, but if you are absolutely fed up with the current state of your body and lifestyle, the progress means so much.

u/riricide · 4 pointsr/loseit

This talking scale is what youtuber "back to chubby" uses.

u/BigTexan1492 · 4 pointsr/loseit

Sorry for the delay. I was at the gym. This scale also talks which is nice because at one point my belly obscured the screen. I used it for a year before having to replace the batteries.

u/walkSMASHwalk · 4 pointsr/loseit

Do yourself a gigantic favor and upgrade to a digital one. I personally have and love this one, which can be connected to your phone.

u/alovejoy · 4 pointsr/keto

Correct me if I’m wrong, OP, but I believe it’s the Renpho Body Fat scale. It’s super cool, I use it too!

u/alexanabolic · 4 pointsr/nutrition

I found caliper to be the more precise of all way of measuring, I have a couple of model, but they are kind of hard to use in a consistent way.

Like you, I want to monitor my progress, especially monitoring that I am not loosing muscle or a minimum amount while cutting fat. In the past, I did loose a lot of muscle while loosing the last 20 pounds, so this time I just want to be sure this is in check.

Unfortunately, using caliper is kinda a pain in the ass to use and the slight variation in pitching the fat, or the emplacement and the measurement is off and hard to compare.

Personally, I am using this body fat scale:


It measure your weight and you body fat, your lean body mass, etc and it sync with your phone automatically. Bio Impedance is not reliable if you want to know your true bodyfat percentage (can be off by +- 4%), but to track your progress it is awesome if you use it in the same circumstance. I weight in the morning at the same time every morning after I wake up and pee. On the other hand, in my case, the bodyfat this scale is estimating me is the same as what I measured using my calipers. So for me, it is pretty accurate while being very cheap and very very convenient.

u/aRock10 · 3 pointsr/progresspics

I bought one of these electronic scales.

u/cmcgovern1990 · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

From my understanding, they are pretty inaccurate. This might be something you could look into if you were interested.

u/kewidogg · 3 pointsr/

BF is what percentage of your body (as an estimate) is made of as fat as opposed to muscle, etc. Muscle is more dense, so for people that lift weight BMI doesn't work (for example, probably ALL NFL athletes are "overweight" to "obese" including wide receivers, quarterbacks, etc according to BMI scale because they "weigh" a lot, however most of that is muscle).

160 is probably the "proper" weight (according to BMI) for someone 5'11" that may not have as much muscle on their body, but is in no way even close to overweight.

There are a couple ways to get the most accurate measurement for BF%: Link

It's kind of an inexact science to detect body fat composition because SO MANY factors change it (your hydration level, heart rate [I think], food in your stomach, and so on) that quick and easy ways don't always work well (calipers test I'm told is pretty inaccurate).

I got my estimate from this thing from Amazon, which got favorable reviews: Link

It is however an estimate, so you can't just use something like that and go "well, there you go, that's for sure my BF%"

u/Lodekim · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I guess I can try asking a question here rather than starting a new thread for something related.

I bought this machine for checking body fat and I'm not so sure on some things. If I set it to athletic mode (I'm just starting SL but I was running and doing 1.5 hours on cable machines previously) it tells me my body fat is somewhere around 15.5%, if I set it on normal it tells me about 17.5%

Last Body Fat Friday I was estimated at 20%, and I'm pretty damned sure I'm not close to 15, 20% from all comparative pictures seems about right. Anyone know anything about this machine to know what setting to use?

u/t9rice · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Everyone stores fat in different places, that's why skin fold calipers assess and take the average from a few different places. If you want another reading, I suggest also using another means of measuring your body fat %, such as a Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis device, or BIA for short. I personally use this one. Just make sure you use this first thing in the morning so any water intake doesn't mess with the measurement. I use both BIA and skin folds to check the validity of the other.

Anyway, you look to be at about 8-10% body fat, unless you carry a lot of fat in your thighs.

u/friend_in_rome · 3 pointsr/Paleo

> I would assume so, but to not lose a single pound overall seems a little weird.

Don't get hung up on the scale. In 3 years of crossfit (still dipping my toe into the paleo waters) I've gone from maybe 245->230. But I've gone from XXL shirts to L, and have replaced a whole ton of fat with muscle.

If you need to track something, track body fat percentage. Get one of these or these. I have no idea how accurate they are, but if they're consistent they might do something for you.

u/gigastack · 3 pointsr/loseit

First off, I don't believe that you're consuming 1400 calories per day, even if you 100% believe you are. If you were, you'd be losing weight even with no exercise at all. So the first thing I'd re-evaluate is how you're measuring your food for MFP.

Next up, I'm guessing that you are probably getting hungrier from all the intense exercise. Also, since bodymedia is estimating the thousands of calories you're burning, you figure you can "afford" to eat a little more. The thing is, you really can't trust the calorie burning estimates. And I would never adjust food intake based on exercise when you're trying to lose weight, you will fail.

I would suggest lower intensity exercise like bike rides and long hikes and more careful monitoring of your food. You will lose weight if you ACTUALLY eat 1400 calories and perform even light physical activities.

Once you begin to see a trend of weight loss, begin to add in the strength training and consume slightly more protein to compensate if you wish. This is not necessary for weight loss, but it can be nice for overall fitness.

Get a scale. Get some calipers too. Calipers can give a good idea of your bodyfat %, which will allow you to calculate your TDEE much more accurately. Calipers are cheap! These are less than $6.

u/whiskeywailer · 3 pointsr/Fitness

You'll notice here on that the Athlete's Formula for men doesn't even use BF% - you seem pretty darn slender, so this will probably give you the most accurate TDEE. In your case, your BF% wouldn't affect your calories much. Keep weighing yourself and adjust your diet accordingly.

Also, if you really want to know your BF%, just get one of these:

Seven bucks. And much more accurate than one of those garbage scales.

u/methochris · 3 pointsr/Fitness

thought i would update:

i ended up goin with this <a href="">Accu-Measure Fitness 3000 Personal Body Fat Tester</a> for $11, shipped. Calipers seems like the way to go and will try out the plastic junk before investing in a long term metal one.

thanks everyone for sharing!

u/jroberts · 3 pointsr/Fitness

No, you should do whatever works for you.

Leangains worked great for me, and for a lot of other people too. But it doesn't work for everyone. Some people do better with many smaller meals.

You need to experiment and figure out what type of diet works best for you and fits in with the rest of your life. Which foods work well for you and which foods trigger binges. You have to plan in some fun food that you can eat with your friends. You have to have some heavy lifting to preserve you muscles, but not so much that you can't recover.

Keep a journal and buy some fat calipers. They really help to figure out what works for you and what does not.

u/BlueberryPoops · 3 pointsr/BTFC

Cutting/Female/5'6"/136lbs: I finally got back to my completion weight, so I can say I'm back on track. I also bought some skin calipers off amazon. SO MUCH FRIGGEN CHEAPER THAN OTHER BODY FAT MEASURES. My body fat is about 23.5%. Prior to the competition it was 24.3% (based on an electrical impedance scale so take that for whatever it's worth). It's really motivating to see the change. I love me some data.

Of course now I'm online trying to find some examples of what 24%, 23%, and 22% body fat looks like on women. Strangely enough, I mainly get pictures which are either 20-21% or 25% guesstimates. Not much in between.

Oh well. I should take more progress pictures.

EDIT: It's this one:

u/shipaolivaopo · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Or you can spend $15 on Amazon and buy one of the most accurate bf measuring device out there. I own two other electronic calipers that cost between $70 and $100 each and do not hold a candle to this manual model. YMMV.

u/pinkorblue13117 · 3 pointsr/tryingforanother

Hi!!! So my son has been exclusively breastfed (aside from introducing solids at 6 mos.) and my period came back at 4.5 months postpartum. Every woman is different in regards to breastfeeding/fertility. I've had 3 cycles since they first came back, but I just started temping this month so I can see if i'm actually ovulating. We don't want a big age gap so we are trying, but haven't had any luck. Breastfeeding can cause short luteal phases, but since you're done breastfeeding then this might not be an issue for you. My advice; get some cheap OPKs. Get a mabis basal body thermometer and start temping. Track your temps with Fertility Friend. This will hopefully give you some clarity so you can start to understand what's going on with your body! Good luck :)

u/whenwillthewaitend · 3 pointsr/TryingForABaby

I got a Mabis off Amazon. I've been temping with it since September without any problems.

The only downside I see some people complain about is the screen isn't backlit.

u/mightysquirrell · 3 pointsr/TryingForABaby

a lot of us use the MABIS one - it's cheap, it's reliable

Don't get the "[email protected]" thermometer - many of us, including myself, found it to be faulty. It gets stuck on the same temperature over and over

u/UofHCoog · 3 pointsr/TryingForABaby

Get yourself a Mabis!! I love mine!

u/baby_purple · 3 pointsr/TryingForABaby

I use this one.

It's the only one I've ever used, so don't have another one to compare it to. It takes probably about 2 minutes to take my temp, and I think it seems pretty accurate. I have had a pretty defined temp chart. When I first got it I took my temp multiple times and it seemed consistent, and I also took my temp with a regular thermometer at it seemed to align (although the other thermometer only goes to one decimal point).

It just does one single long beep when it's done, so that's nice for DH because it doesn't wake him up. I read in the reviews of another one that it beeped incessantly and that was the deal breaker for me, I don't need all that beeping first thing in the morning, lol. It does not have a backlight, so I'm not sure how important that is to you. It shows the previous temp when you turn it on. So I'll temp right when I wake up, but if I'm not ready for any sort of light yet I just turn it off and then turn it back on when I officially get out of bed to see what the temp was. My biggest complaint about it is that it only shows the previous temp for a hot second. I tend to turn it off and back on about 3 times to make sure I am reading the temp correctly. So that's my two cents.

u/StrawberryKink · 3 pointsr/TryingForABaby
u/smiling_sushi · 3 pointsr/TryingForABaby

I have done natural cycle (so timed with OPKs, no monitoring/meds) IUI using frozen donor sperm! In my case, it's because I'm a woman married to a woman.

I started off using the cheaper OPKs that you can get online (a lot of people here use Wondfo, I happened to use [email protected]). Those are nice because you can buy a ton of them for not much money. A lot of people tend to use them twice a day, and I did at first as well, but I quickly learned that I pretty much can only catch my LH surge between 4-6pm. Most people tend to surge in the late afternoon-early evening, but that's not always the case.

If you aren't comfortable with trying to interpret the cheaper OPKs (determining if the test line is the same color or darker than the control), then I highly recommend the Clearblue Digital OPK (specifically NOT the advanced version - that one will give you a bigger fertile window range which is not important/helpful when timing IUI). When you are having your LH surge, you get a smiley face. Simple but definitely much more expensive.

I definitely recommend supplementing the OPKs with temping. You can use a Mabis or any other basal body thermometer to take your temperature daily first thing in the morning and then put those numbers into a TTC app such as Fertility Friend. It won't tell you when you're ovulating before it happens, but it will tell you after the fact and then you will know if your IUI timing was good or not.

Also, you should check out the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility. It will give you a lot more information on charting and helping you to pinpoint your ovulation day.

I hope that helps a bit! Please feel free to ask me any other questions 🙂

u/dante437 · 3 pointsr/loseit

I used this scale for a long time:

It worked very well for me and served its purpose. I found it was within a pound or two of the doctor's scale too.

Good luck.

u/ryankrameretc · 3 pointsr/Fitness

My Omron Body Fat and Body Composition Monitor consistently reads ~12% +/-0.5% every single morning. I know these things aren't very accurate, but the fact that it's so consistent has almost convinced me.

u/blazedlawyer · 3 pointsr/keto

I'll never be at 8% body fat without taking steroids or testosterone replacement. As noted in my flair, I dropped 8% fat, 28% to 20%. That's why the title does not say, "Down TO 8% body fat." I use this monitor to measure my body composition:

u/TellYouWheniKnow · 3 pointsr/loseit

There are lots of scales that can measure body composition. I just got this one from Amazon. It tells you how much your skeletal muscle weighs which is what tells you if your actually gaining or losing muscle.

u/BornOnFeb2nd · 3 pointsr/keto

One of the reasons I keep repeating..


If you're relying on a single metric, you're not getting the whole picture of what's going on. :) I don't know if folks other than me can access it, but on MFP I measure various parts of my person, and plug in information from my scale and record it. Should have plenty of interesting data points to play with as time goes on.

u/thebruns · 3 pointsr/Fitness

There are some accurate ones. I own this one and it is within 1% of what the professional reading tells me.

u/Reclaimer-117 · 3 pointsr/loseit

I use the scale I linked below. It has 1500 reviews on Amazon and a FIVE STAR RATING. It's rock solid. It's been with me with all 50 lbs I've lost and never given a weird number.

u/lunarflorist · 3 pointsr/loseit

I second the EatSmart Scale but I got a slightly different one. Great scale, wide base, and excellent customer service.

Also, it's slim enough that my bathroom door opens overtop of it so I have more flexibility in where I place it. High weight limit, too!

u/blurfocus · 3 pointsr/keto

The most consistent scales are the doctor's office style balance scales like this one:

One nice thing about this type of scale is that you can leave the slider at your previous weight. As soon as you step on, you'll know if you gained or lost without having to adjust the slider since the indicator arm will tilt up or down (or stay the same if your weight hasn't changed).

These are much pricier than the spring or strain gauge scales, but more accurate and more consistent.

For digital bathroom scales, I've found that this one matches my balance scale results fairly well:

Bonus is that it handles up to 440 pounds.

u/luigitheturtle · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I've been using this one for about a year now and its served me just fine. Needs to be re calibrated every so often if you accidentally turn it on without weight, but that's easy and takes less than 30 seconds.

u/casstraxx · 3 pointsr/loseit

I bought this scale 3 years ago and it's been amazing. Always accurate.

EatSmart Precision Plus Digital Bathroom Scale with Ultra-Wide Platform, 440 Pound Capacity

u/tracy_tracy · 3 pointsr/loseit

2nd this. I've had this one: for about 8 months & I love it. My parents bought one too.

I initially thought the massive # of reviews was a bit weird (I think there were exactly 1200 when I bought mine), but they actively encourage customers to do an Amazon review. In fact, there was a "Please Review!" note in the box when I got mine, and I did (which is rare for me) because it is a great scale for a really reasonable price.

u/Rawrtin · 3 pointsr/loseit
  1. Read the FAQ. It's full of useful information.
  2. Buy a scale. This one should probably work for you.
  3. Find your BMR.
  4. Always strive to burn more calories than you consume each day.
  5. Be patient. Though at your weight you should be able to lose weight pretty fast considering your bmr should be very high. Just be dedicated with your diet and you'll do well.
u/Officialshotz · 3 pointsr/loseit

the one i purchased been working really good so far.... god tip i use a 8 pound dumbbell to make sure its accurate before i weight myself

u/salas84 · 3 pointsr/keto
Got it off amazon a few months ago. Big blue screen, wide platform for big feet. Pretty happy with it. I'd definitely recommend if you're looking for something simple. $36.95 and prime eligible.

u/pinguemcecidero · 3 pointsr/loseit

Cheap scales can do this! I had a cheap one and it was the same. Move a centimeter and I gained weight, move it back ans saw a different weight. Bought a more expensive one and now it weighs perfectly even on less than ideal surfaces. I can move it around and it's the same everywhere. I love it. [This] ( is the one. It's got all the fancy stuff which I rarely pay attention to. I do love the tare feature for weighing luggage/pets. It's super reliable for me though which was well worth a little bit of a splurge.

u/matchstick_mind · 3 pointsr/proED

I have this scale from Amazon. It's called Ozeri Touch and I bought it because it tells you your body fat percentage. Though I don't believe it's as accurate as using calipers.

u/redditrandomness · 3 pointsr/keto

That looks sicknasty! I got this one when I was in college and love it. When it goes out I think I might follow in your footsteps :)

EDIT: Quick questions...could you post a link of where you actually purchased it? I don't see the option on the site you linked and the all-encompassing doesn't carry it. Thanks!

u/Azdle · 3 pointsr/loseit

I just got that one's big brother:

It also seems to be very accurate. Over the past half hour I've had a 0.6lb drop. (after going to the bathroom)

u/shakatay29 · 3 pointsr/xxketo

Buy a new scale and keep it in one spot. You're already all over the map when you move it around, so I think your (not ridiculous) fear of the electric one is valid, but misguided. Scales actually read better when they stay in one spot and don't move around a lot. Also, the floor material can change the scale. Don't weigh on carpets, try to make sure the floor is level.

FWIW, I was also terrified about this when I just purchased my new scale which I absolutely love. I was weighing at the gym with one of those sliding balance ones and was convinced there was a five pound difference. Turned out to be half a pound, and easily attributed to user error. Because your scale is all over the map, think about the peace of mind you'll have once you get a digital scale that you will leave in one place to make sure it stays accurate. You got this!!!

u/iWearTightSuitPants · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I got a decent one for less than $20 on Amazon.

(Well, at least it seems to be decent so far. I'm not a scale expert, I don't know what makes a good scale)

u/AvesAvi · 3 pointsr/loseit

The Etekcity scale is the Amazon's Choice scale, but there's a worrying amount of reviews saying the scale randomly shattered without being touched.

The EatSmart scale has super good reviews praising its accuracy, and a lot less reports of the thing spontaneously shattering.

Anybody have some anecdotes with these?

u/Deacalum · 3 pointsr/loseit

Not OP but I'm also a fan of the daily weigh in and this is the scale I use. I've had no issues with it and it's always been pretty accurate, to the point that it closely matches what the scale at my doctor's office says.

I've had the scale for a little over a year. Never had to change batteries, although the daily weigh in is a more recent habit.

u/acciointernet · 3 pointsr/loseit

I was just struggling with this question too! I think I'm just going to buy another one. I looked on Amazon and bought their recommended one, which had a TON of reviews and over 4 stars.

u/nauticaI · 3 pointsr/proED

I just ordered one from Amazon and love it! I've put multiple weights on it and it's right on the dot. It was a little pricier than I was hoping but I'm really happy with it. I'm not sure it's available on Prime anymore though :(

u/smartfon · 3 pointsr/Android

Don't do it folks. Buy a proper blood pressure monitor that wraps around your bicep.

These optical meters are going to be inaccurate. Even the wrist blood pressure monitors are highly inaccurate and aren't recommended by cardiologists, let alone the ones that use optics. This is why it's being advertised as an "ongoing study", and not a feature. Don't use "beta" products to monitor your health.

u/xSimoHayha · 3 pointsr/steroids

Idk what that guy freakout out about lol but go to any pharmacy or online and they should have one of these there. make sure the cuff is appropriate size for your arm. Check at home freely and they are pretty darn accurate.

P.s. always take 3-4 readings. ignore the first one and average the last 3. thats your BP.

u/unrepentant_thinner · 3 pointsr/loseit

I love my weight gurus scale. It syncs via Bluetooth to their app, and then their app syncs to Fitbit and mfp. And it's way cheaper than the Fitbit scale.

Edit: it's this one

u/TeaLeavesAndTweed · 3 pointsr/ttcafterloss

It is important to temp at roughly the same time every morning. I wake up at 5:30 for work and on days when I'm not working, I still set an alarm for 5:30 to temp, but I just keep the thermometer next to my phone so I can grab it without looking when I turn off the alarm, turn it on, temp, and just turn it off when it beeps. My thermometer has a memory function so I can check the temperature later when I'm more awake.

After nine years of temping for both contraception and TTC, I've decided that this is my favorite thermometer. It has a large display and a backlight so I can see the reading in the dark without turning on a lamp. It has a memory function AND a clock/date setting, so I can double-check that the temperature I'm reading is for the right day. It's large enough and the buttons are big enough that I can find it and push the right buttons to turn it on without looking at it. And you can easily replace the battery when it dies. I also feel like it doesn't "like" certain temperatures the way some thermometers do.

Unfortunately, it looks like my favorite thermometer has been discontinued. This one looks like the closest replacement, but I can't vouch for it personally.

u/brrlynne · 3 pointsr/TryingForABaby

I use the [email protected] one and it's been great so far. It also has memory and holds up to 60 temps, so you can fall back asleep after temping :) I recommend just getting a 250 pack or so of alcohol wipes for cleaning.

u/redutton · 3 pointsr/TryingForABaby

The sidebar recommendations on temping refer to the [email protected] thermometer, is it...

u/Saint_Olaf · 3 pointsr/TryingForABaby

This has been awesome. I set the alarm for 5, wakes me up--take the temp and fall back asleep. Sometimes I won't even input my temps into my apps right away and will do it when I go to bed because I can recall the past few days. Seems pretty darn accurate. Takes over a minute to get the temp, but I am all for accuracy so that is ok with me. Good price too. See information below:
[email protected] Digital Oral Basal Thermometer, backlit LCD display, 1/100th of a degree precision,
by [email protected]

u/UberCupcake · 3 pointsr/TryingForABaby

I use iSnow med. I like it because it stores your temps for like 2 months. It's great for those times that I fall back asleep before I chart.

u/frenchbritchick · 3 pointsr/TryingForABaby

I just ordered this one a week ago

I really like it! Specifically the fact that it has a back light and stores a lot of temps. And it comes in a nice box and I'm a sucker for packaging.

Only thing to be aware of though, is that the "wand" part is bigger than usual thermometers. It's perfect for vaginal temping.
Oral temping is a bit awkward if you have a small mouth lol

u/Texanjumper · 3 pointsr/orangetheory

I have this scale

I haven't tested the accuracy of the body fat part, but I have a DEXA scan next month and was planning to compare then.

u/Vlad_the_Homeowner · 3 pointsr/smarthome

>If I was you I'd just buy some Withings scales

Just looked up the one I have - yup it's a Withings. Works great, syncs with my Garmin and Strava apps (compatible with lots of different health apps), can do multiple people, and it's $60. If OP just likes DIY, knock yourself out, but considering there's a product on the market likely as cheap as you could DIY, why not put your time into other projects.

Edit: here's one for $25 that has over 11k ratings.

u/fog_horn · 3 pointsr/omad

It came with the scale I use.

RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale - FDA Approved - Smart BMI Scale

u/My57Vettes · 3 pointsr/fasting
u/Slowmac123 · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

Got this for $37 canadian ($30 US)

The scale only shows your weight, but everything else sends to an app. Cool af

u/WaitingForGoodTimes · 3 pointsr/intermittentfasting
u/pmcanc123 · 3 pointsr/loseit

Thanks! I used the FITINDEX scale and app that I purchased from amazon.

It is not the most absolutely accurate but it is consistent with itself to track changes over time.

Bluetooth Body Fat Scale, FITINDEX Smart Wireless Digital Bathroom Weight Scale Body Composition Monitor Health Analyzer with Smartphone App for Body Weight, Fat, Water, BMI, BMR, Muscle Mass

I also forgot on my how I did it is to weigh yourself daily in the morning after using the restroom. Get in the habit of doing this. It’s hard to see the scale go up 3-6 pounds some mornings but you get good trends and your weigh in day isn’t a fluke that is high or low.

u/hp3333 · 3 pointsr/loseit

May 8th I weighed 186.2lbs and stepped onto this scale below. Last year I reached my highest weight at 196 lbs. I'm getting married in September and decided that the most important thing is to be healthy inside and out regardless of my size. So I started tracking my habits and moods with the app Daylio. The scale and the app track your weight. I saw that one soda would consistently make me add 1 lb. or my depressed days I would binge eat and gain weight. I've switched to diet soda or sparkling water and had to listen to pod casts and other people's stories. I decided that it was a privilege to feel hunger and that I can't eat my negative feelings away. If I deal with them that very second my binge urge goes away. I've made my calorie intake reflect my activity amount and on Friday I weighed 176.6 lbs.

I found a dress that made me look past my insecurities because I look beautiful. I went in looking for something with sleeves because I wanted to hide my arms. I bought a v-neck, sleeveless dress and didn't even consider hiding any part of myself in that dress.

You will have all kinds of feelings through this process. My experience taught me that you don't have to do the standard weight loss practices or wear the standard dress. Everyone has their own personal journey and you can use other people's experiences to try new things and find what will work for you.

FITINDEX Bluetooth Body Fat Scale, Smart Wireless Digital Bathroom Weight Scale Body Composition Monitor Health Analyzer with Smartphone App for Body Weight, Fat, Water, BMI, Muscle Mass - White

(I'm not sure that all the other body stats are accurate but it makes it really easy to track your progress)

u/Tadpoles_Seem_Weird · 3 pointsr/loseit

The app is called FitIndex and works well with this scale from amazon. I purchased it and it has been very helpful. It syncs with apple health and all of the major apps like MFP.

u/VictimOfTheKillers · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I've been using this handheld, but should pick up a set of calipers and start taking better measurements. I just figured if I used the handheld at the same time of day, it would always be off a percentage or two (does that make sense? it sounds better in my head, lol)

u/dacat · 2 pointsr/insanityworkout

On the same thread of body fat %, my woman and I use Omron Fat Loss monitor during our measurements.

u/wartornhero · 2 pointsr/loseit

I recently stalled out, I mean stopped losing according to the scale completely. It hasn't moved in 4-5 weeks. Eventually I stopped looking at the scale and now I don't weigh myself every day like I used to. I am seeing much more progress in strength gains and physical NSVs such as clothes fitting better and more muscle definition. If you want to take fat% measurements I wouldn't suggest using a scale but rather either calipers as they are the most accurate but also the most work or if you have just a regular scale and know how much you weigh then you can do a handheld electrical impedance unit such as this one. The electrical ones wont be nearly as accurate as the calipers but are more work because you will need to do more math and maybe have someone help take measurements.

As for preventing losing muscle mass is to work out more and specifically focus on doing more resistance and strength training. Who knows maybe working out more will help to stimulate your appetite more.

u/vgisverbose · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I started it around the same time I got a bioimpedance fat loss monitor, which was in April. According to it, I've lost almost 10% body fat since then. I don't know how much I trust the monitor but honestly, I love the E/C stack for its appetite suppression. I cycle on it for 8 weeks and off it for 2 weeks. I can tell the difference when I'm off it, hunger wise.

It's nothing crazy but when I'm on the E/C stack, I have to set an alarm to remember to eat when my feeding window opens up. That's pretty useful. I could live without it but the appetite suppression + fat burning makes it pretty worth it.

It makes some people jittery but I have no adverse reactions personally.

u/odin1415 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Calipers don't appeal to me personally because I'm worried about user (me) error. Those electronic testers look dead simple, and in the scheme of things, not that expensive ($27 on amazon). I don't have any idea about their accuracy though. Are calipers more accurate even if used a bit incorrectly?

u/orig485 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

A lot of people would call that overweight just off of BMI, which tends to forget about muscle/fat percentage. My BMI is 31.6 (considered obese), yet I've only got a fat percentage of 10.4%. I'm not skinny, but I'm not obese and unhealthy either. One of these is a much better indicator of the shape you're in then a BMI scale.

u/jkt720 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

That's about where I expected, that's what a body fat calculator similar to this one was telling me I was. Thanks!

u/snail_love · 2 pointsr/proED

Actually a DXA takes three measurements - your bone density, your body fat mass, and your lean mass. It's not selective, all three will be results and it's actually considered the gold standard in body fat % because it uses those three components rather than the two other test use (just lean & fat mass). So if you get your results it should have all three! I don't know how your doctor works with stuff like that (mine will post lab results in an online portal so I can see everything), but you can absolutely ask for the full results regardless of your diagnosis! I'm actually jealous you get to do one!!

I use [this] ( and I've compared it against calipers and a bod pod. Calipers are typically the least accurate way to measure. Scanners like mine are varying quality. I was a little skeptical of it at first, but after comparing it against those other two at several weights and body fat compositions, I'm amazed at how accurate it's been! Would 100% reccommend!!!

And yeahhhh I was extremely into fitness for a long time! I still love running but it's unfortunately had to be majorly cut down because it's just not safe at my weight, especially in hundred degree heat! :(

u/csjoblom · 2 pointsr/ketogains

Don't use the scale as an indicator, Ketostix won't tell you anything either outside of ketosis markers (which vary greatly depending on the time of day).

Measure your body fat % and get a measuring tape.

u/EfficientEscape · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Thanks, and I use this

u/lordofthejelly · 2 pointsr/TheRedPill

The first thing I did was buy this body fat measurer and a good scale. My initial tracking was simple:

Get out of bed, take a piss, then weigh myself, take my body fat, and write it with dry-erase on my bathroom mirror, along with the date. When the mirror fills up, transcribe it all onto an Excel spreadsheet.

Takes 30 seconds out of my morning, but enables me to track over time what's happening to my body.

Did I start lifting more and gain some weight? No biggie, body fat has gone down, I know it's just muscle.

Did I go off the lifting/eating routine for awhile? Suddenly my BF% is hitting a number I'm not comfortable with, and finding the time to start lifting again is much easier.

Not to mention the fact that I'm catching my weight gain/loss of fitness much more quickly than I otherwise would have.


Make sense? The issue with logging everything is that it can be tedious and time-consuming, the key is to find ways to make logging easy

u/John_Dexter · 2 pointsr/xxketo

I bought this for myself as a birthday present. It's not the most premier body fat monitor ever devised but for personal home use, it's easy to use and it keeps me from getting discouraged when the scale seems to stall. It keeps track of my BMI too. I think it will hold info for up to 4 users, and it's always fun when I have to update my weight to recalculate my BMI. And it's under $40USD!

u/woodyb23 · 2 pointsr/running

Do these work in calculating your body fat? Omron Body Fat Calculator

u/MorbidandBack · 2 pointsr/loseit

I use an Omron handheld device:

Amazon Linky

What I will say is that most consumer level Body Fat % devices are inaccurate, in the sense that the numbers they give will be a fair bit off from what an actual scientific, doctor led lab analysis will yield.

That doesn't really matter though, in the same way that different scales can vary so can these devices. You have to use these BF% devices at the same time of day and under the same circumstances each time.

Just treat the BF% calculator the same as you would a scale, and even if the number it reads isn't scientifically accurate it will go down over time which is what you really care about.

What I do is take my readings first thing in the morning and take about 3-4 readings and average them together to get a more steady number. Over the last two months this has proven to show a steady decline in my BF %.

u/LongBoardsAreBest · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Originally tried using a tape measure, but I would get wildly inconsistent results, so now I just weigh myself and then enter my most recent weight into this. not sure if its accurate, but its at least consistent.

u/fnkdrspok · 2 pointsr/leangains

You're right, I don't know to an exact science if I'm losing BF or not. To check my BF% I use are these two measuring devices: Omron-HBF-306C-Handheld-Body-Monitor and a standing BMI Height Weight scale similar to this one. When I use the handheld one, with my correct numbers, it puts me at 14% BF, but when I use the standing one (fully clothed because it's at the gym) it puts me at 17%. I'm not sure which one to trust.


I heard there is another one where you sit in water and get an accurate reading, I'm not sure of the name but I'm sure someone in here knows what I'm referring to.


My issue, I'm plugging in my macro's into MFP and I'm hitting my cals and numbers, so I'm steady losing weight. My stomach is almost completely flat minus some slight overage my waistband if you get what I mean. (I can snap pics later) You're right where since I don't see more abs showing I feel I might be stagnent even though I'm losing a couple pounds a week through dieting and cardio. But things may be going behind the scenes that I'm not aware of.

u/Happy_Laugh_Guy · 2 pointsr/Fitness

This is the model I use. Look up how to use it, but I treat it like weighing myself. Empty stomach when I wake up. No water or food.

u/halffast · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Sure do!

Omron HBF-306C Fat Loss Monitor, Black

Very easy to use, just make sure you're holding it in the correct position. I thought the price was well worth it for not having to fuss with calipers.

u/MKorostoff · 2 pointsr/loseit

Thanks for your reply. I'm 5 foot 8.5 inches. I'm still 2 pounds overweight and, yes, I'm sure I'd benefit from more fat loss. My end goal is 155, which I estimate would equate to 9% body fat. I've heard that at a low enough body fat the skin starts to kind of grab on to the muscle, but THIS amount of skin is just sort of hard to picture ever tightening.

I guess in an ideal world I'd get my body fat measured in one of those water tanks, but failing that I'm not sure where I'd find a better measurement option than BIA. I imagine calipers would be utterly worthless on my body given how much skin I'm able to pinch. I use this device which is pretty accurate from what I can tell. When I follow the instructions the reading is pretty consistent, and I've had a few buddies try it out, and they've all gotten readings that agreed with earlier measurements (and also just seemed to make sense visually). And for what it's worth, the Amazon reviews are glowing.

u/woohhaa · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Cool, sounds like you have a good nutrition game plan.

I use an Omron Fat Loss Monitor to track my bf%. It initially showed an unrealistically low bf% for me but it is very consistent. I used a tape measure and a bf calculating website to figure up the difference then used that number as my offset. i.e. Omron says 12% tape measure method says 20% so your offset is 8.

The benefit to doing it this way is the Omron is easy and quick where the tape measure pretty much requires my wife to help do it accurately. I try to measure every week or two. After 6 months or so do another tape measure check to ensure your offset hasn't changed. Mine changed by 2 over the course of a year.

Take this advise with a grain of salt, I concocted this method after reading many articles and /r/fitness posts about bf%. It seems reasonable to me.

u/beau2002 · 2 pointsr/workout

Just look up bodyfat tests, there's many different types from calipers to water. Here's my favorite.

body fat tester

u/turo9992000 · 2 pointsr/ddpyoga

My scale does it. You can use calipers or buy one of these.

I don't know how accurate my scale is, but it's consistent and allows me to track any trends.

u/NicholasFarseer · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I recommend one of these cheap little calipers:

Even if the measurement isn't very accurate, you can take the same test each week and analyze the measurement trend. That way you can at least see if you're making progress (or maintaining BF levels while bulking, in your case).

u/tanglisha · 2 pointsr/fitnesscirclejerk

Of course I can't figure out math. I'm a girl, silly.

I just use the $5 calipers I bought on amazon to determine bodyfat. No clue how accurate my measure is, but I do it the same way every time. The numbers I get seem reasonable for my size. I can at least get a pattern of loss, even if it isn't 100% accurate.

Nice work! My initial goal is 20%, then I may or may not take a shot at 17%, depending on how I look and how difficult 20% is to maintain once I get it to level out.

u/bookdragoness · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

It has - I check it about once a week and adjust my Spreadsheet of Doom accordingly.

I made a web form (with Google Docs) that I fill in every day with some items I wanted to track, like weight. I import that data into my food tracking spreadsheet as a separate page and input the bf%, then plot total weight and lbm (lean body mass) over time. It was pretty useless at first, but now I can point out several features, like when my period is, dietary changes, "plateaus", etc.

I think possibly the most useful thing about tracking body fat % is a sense of pride in how I'm doing. I've been at approximately the same weight for the last 1-2 months, but my bf% has been dropping. Before I tracked bf%, that sort of "stall" would depress me, but now I have more insight. Plus, good calipers are only ~$5.

Also, if anyone's interested, I can go into more details about my tracking setup - the websites never quite did what I wanted them to.

u/mizmalice · 2 pointsr/1200isplenty

You can do it manually with a caliper like this one:

Or you can do it manually with your measurements, google "body fat percentage calculator" you'll need a tape measure.

Or electrically with a device.

Several options if you go this route: There is a handheld device like this one:

Or I have a smart scale that does it that I love:

u/valentinuveges · 2 pointsr/omad

There are a lot of ways to measure body fat:

u/vypermann · 2 pointsr/Fitness

GNC carries the Accu-measure Body Fat Calipers

You can also get them on Amazon for a lot cheaper

u/iamweasel1022 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

That's about as cheap and simple as it comes. They can be fairly accurate if you do it with consistency.

u/jbiz · 2 pointsr/IAmA

As far as something new goes, I'd definitely recommend trying out Starting Strength, or a similar program which you can find at (the SL 5x5).

I mostly follow Starting Strength except I do barbell/dumbbell rows instead of cleans. Earlier this year I was doing the SL 5x5 before switching it up.

You should look into getting a fat caliper (about $6 on Amazon), and have your fiance take your measurements!

u/Joshua_Naterman · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

No such thing. Use a cheap white plastic caliper, it's honestly the best thing you can use for yourself.

It's a single measurement, and while it's not perfect it is excellent for self-tracking. I've used it and it's pretty much been right on.

I also have top of the line Harpendens that cost $350, which I use for multisite analysis. I have a pretty good basis for comparison, I'd say.

For what you want, the $6 dollar thing I linked to is just fine and infinitely more accurate than the scale.

u/fartfacepooper · 2 pointsr/keto

Cut all of the fat off of your body. Lay it on a scale. Write down that number. Now stand on the scale with all of the fat you just cut off. Now divide.

just kidding. This is under 10 bucks an fairly accurate.

u/WildWildWest42 · 2 pointsr/asktransgender

Truthfully, I'm not sure, but I would imagine the more money you spend on them, the better quality and finer results..? That being said, I went with a super-cheap pair with lots of high reviews on Amazon.

I got these ones here: (assuming it's okay to post links?) And they also came with a tape measure =)

Otherwise, I used for the learns:

And this is one of the places I used for the calculations =)

u/swiftwings88 · 2 pointsr/loseit

Body fat calipers are far more accurate than bioelectric impedance scales.

So find your body fat percentage using those. Let's say its 25%. Convert that to a decimal .25

Let's say for ease of math you weigh 300 pounds. That means 75 pounds if your weight is fat. If you're aiming for
10% body fat (which is really really good as elite athletes are between 4-7) you need to get to 250.

250 pounds at 10% body fat means you have 25 pounds of fat. So you'd have lost 50 pounds off 300.

Its rough work but it gives you an idea of the math you do

u/enfly · 2 pointsr/keto


A good overall tip:
If you don't consume the calories, and you are exerting energy (working out), the energy has to come from somewhere (fat). Keep in mind though to stay healthy, we all need to consume a safe minimum number of calories.

Have you tried calculating your total body fat percentage/mass? It sounds like your body may just be burning the fat stores, which is good.

I recommend the caliper method. This is the one I have, and it works okay. The "click" sometimes does not work properly if you hold it incorrectly.

I use the J/P4 method, although J/P7 can be a bit more accurate because if you get one measurement slightly wrong it will impact less.

I recommend having someone else help you to make the measurements, and take every measurement three times.

Also, this is a small note, I recommend weighing yourself on a mechanical scale (gyms normally have them), and take a "fasting measurement". In the morning, after bodily functions, before eating or drinking. Once per week should be fine. The critical component here is repeatability. Do it the same way every time.

I hope this helps!

u/triplehelix_ · 2 pointsr/Fitness

grab a caliper. they are very inexpensive. they aren't perfect, but they give you a good idea where you are.

u/PJLFit · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Congrats on yours! My brother has this caliper. It's very accurate. Also, have someone besides yourself do it in the 4 areas, and do it 2-3 times and see what comes up. I have a little loose skin on my lower belly, but that's about it, as far as I can tell.

I'm pretty active, so that plays a part too. I walk 2-3 mi per day, do Battle Rope HIIT 3-4x's/wk, and run a PPLPPLr workout routine.

Keep up the good work!

u/Nugget_Brain · 2 pointsr/TryingForABaby

Welcome! At 2 months, you have absolutely no reason to worry that you won't be able to do this. It can take a healthy couple up to a full year to conceive.

Do you temp? Use OPKs? My suggestions:

Buy and read Taking Charge of your Fertility. This is going to show you things about your body that you never knew. It really is eye opening.

Buy a Basal Body Thermometer. You can take your temperature vaginally or orally, as long as you do it the same way every day. You want to take your temperature after at least 3 hours of solid sleep. Don't get up, don't move around. Wake up to your alarm, take the temp and go back to sleep. I believe the one I linked has a 'history' so you can read it in the morning.

Enter your temperature daily in Fertility Friend This is free and will help you track your ovulation. You should have a drastic dip and then a pretty drastic rise. This indicates that you have in fact ovulated.

Temping is only good in retrospect. You can see that you have ovulated, not that you are going to. That's where [Ovulation Predictor Kids] ( come in handy. You use these in the afternoon (when most women will have a surge of Lutenizing (sp?) Hormone. This indicates that you are gearing up to ovulate. And yes, it's true that it's possible that you don't ovulate every time you surge. That's why you want to temp to actually confirm it.

Combining these 3 things will give you a really clear picture of what's going on each cycle. For some women, it can really stress them out. For me, it makes me feel empowered. Let me know if you have any more questions!

u/mechitgood · 2 pointsr/TryingForABaby

this is the one I use and everyone on here recommends

u/brynnflynn · 2 pointsr/TryingForABaby

Absolutely! Honestly, if you're not a little worried about bringing a person into the world, then you're probably not ready. That's the way I've always felt about it.

As for getting ready, now is the perfect time to pick up a copy of Taking Charge of Your Fertility, a Mabis basal body thermometer, and to find a good pre-natal vitamin and DHA supplement. I personally use a combination of Vitamin Code Raw Prenatal and Nordic Naturals DHA. They work well for me, and I got my period right when I expected to after getting my IUD taken out and have been regular as clockwork since.

I would also recommend signing up for FertilityFriend; it's the most common app we're all using, and does a great job of helping you keep track of your cycles. You don't have to go all in on temping (and if you choose not to, don't worry about the thermometer), but I've found it to be so helpful to keep my expectations in check rather than clinging to hope that "Maybe this period is just implantation bleeding".

But in terms of priority, I would highly recommend you pick up TCoYF, and getting started on a good pre-natal. Hope to see you around!

u/Throwaway_but_TFAB · 2 pointsr/TryingForABaby

Yeah that price sounds about right. Here is the link to mine. $8 AND Prime. Sorry on mobile but here is the link : MABIS Basal Digital Thermometer to Test Basal Body Temperature (BBT) for Natural Family Planning, White

u/MPTPWZ1026 · 2 pointsr/TryingForABaby

I live in the US and have this one. :) I think it's just the link she used.

u/rosiestac13 · 2 pointsr/TryingForABaby

Yayy haha! I use This One and it gets the job done!

u/StampsInMyPassport · 2 pointsr/TryingForABaby

This one!

u/lemonade4 · 2 pointsr/TryingForABaby

My Mabis works great. If I'm sleeping in that day I'll take my temp and look at it and put it in FF, but it does keep the last temp if you want to look later. It's not backlit which I know some people like, but it has never bothered me phone is always handy and the screen easily lights it.

Here's mine: (

u/runninglucy · 2 pointsr/TryingForABaby

Update: /u/whenwillthewaitend was correct about the counterfeit MABIS! I contacted Amazon about my MABIS malfunctioning and they sent me a replacement on Friday. When I compared the packaging, I noticed that the two thermometers were similar but definitely different. The first thermometer I received was actually from TopCare, Model 87-639-000, Distributed by Topco Associates LLC Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. However, my replacement MABIS is from MABIS Healthcare, Model 15-639-000, Distributed by MABIS Healthcare 1931 Norman Drive Waukegan, IL 60085. Physically the two thermometers are similar, except for one distinguishing factor: the real MABIS contains a white M logo on the pink battery cover. What I don't understand is why the same seller, MABIS DMI Healthcare, would have sent me two very different thermometers?!!

u/palmermarc · 2 pointsr/loseit

How big are you? I was well over 400, so I had to buy a special scale. I got this XL 550 from Amazon. It works great.

u/Raleighirishman · 2 pointsr/progresspics

Check it out Omron Full Body Sensor.

More accurate than a handheld body fat checker. Sending the current from your feet to your hands.

u/marylou5 · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I have one of those scales that tells you body fat. It's an Omron scale, and it has a part at the top that you can pick up and hold while it does the body fat measurement. It also tells you muscle percent, visceral fat, etc. I think it's absolutely full of crap (inaccurate), but it is VERY precise. It always gives me the same measurement.

The reason I think it's full of crap is that it consistently says I'm over 40% body fat. I weigh about 145 at 5'4", so not thin, but not morbidly obese. And I do a lot of strength training so I have a pretty good amount of muscle. How can I be 40% body fat? Ugh. I hate that scale. But at least it's precise.

u/rekarek · 2 pointsr/fatlogic

Something like this. But if you just search for "scale body fat" you'll get lots of results. Supposedly, the kind like the one I linked are better than just the floor scale type, because they send a current through the whole body since the hands are involved. YMMV.

u/funchords · 2 pointsr/loseit

None of this stuff is medical-grade testing. It uses impedance (electrical resistance) and mathematics to determine all of this. Note: electricity only runs the shortest distance.

For the scale you're considering. Draw a line on your body from the right foot, up the inside ankle, to your crotch, down to the other inside ankle, to the pads on the left foot. The wettest area of that approximate path is all that is being tested. Not your abdomen, back, chest, shoulders, neck or arms.

This is a better design: Omron Body Composition Monitor with Scale -

Because it's testing between four points, it's covering more of your body.

There's no cool app to go with it, but you can put this stuff in a spreadsheet (which I recommend) and use averages for trending because the body's hydration levels interfere with all of this and your data will be noisy. (True of the other scale, too.)

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u/MattAbrams · 2 pointsr/Huel

I use this scale:

I seem to see muscle mass increasing visually and feel strength increasing despite body fat fluctuating between 15.3 and 18.7%. It reads muscle mass as about 41%, but I don't know how it obtains that number and I've never seen any journals pay attention to muscle mass percentage. When I used it last night, body fat was 17.5 and BMI was 21.6.

Since my weight isn't increasing, I don't know how to explain that I'm getting stronger.

u/dompazz · 2 pointsr/keto
u/czrabode · 2 pointsr/keto

It’s okay in accuracy. But I like it because it’s easy and you can check the trend. You can also check it regularly.

You can also get a DEXA scan or a Bodpod for an accurate measurement. You can then compare your fat analyzer’s reading to the Bodpod and see how far the readings are.

Gyms can also use calipers to make the measurement.

You can also get something like this which is more accurate because it combines the scale and handheld unit:

u/mkultrah · 2 pointsr/loseit

i just bought this one. i feel like it could be used to help construct the deathstar. so far, it's awesome.

u/TheForrestFire · 2 pointsr/loseit

This is the one I have. I've gone through a few scales, but this one has been working for at least three to four years now. It's still absurdly accurate, and is hardy enough to exist in humid places like the bathroom.

Greatest purchase I've ever made.

I would stay away from ones that measure stuff other than body weight. It's not worth the extra money just to have all of those crazy inaccurate sensors. Get one that measures weight extremely well. You want all the money to be put into that.

u/SquidThistle · 2 pointsr/loseit

I use this one and really like it. It's not too fancy but it's worked really well for a couple years now.

The only thing I don't like is that I think when you first step on it it calibrates itself because it always gives a higher number. I step off and on again and it'll give a consistent weight after that first time.

u/helloalone · 2 pointsr/loseit

Seconding! This is my scale and I love it. I get the same weight even when I step on it multiple times, so it seems pretty accurate.

u/SnatchThat · 2 pointsr/loseit

I use this one I picked up on Amazon. I find it to be pretty accurate and easy to use. I work in a hospital and have weighed myself here a few times and find the two measurements to be nearly the same. Also, when it's time to change out the batteries, it takes normal AAA's, which I find pretty convenient.

u/SgtWoodcock · 2 pointsr/keto

That withings scale is awesome, but a bit pricey at $160.
I use an "EatSmart Precision Premium Digital Bathroom Scale" that I got from Amazon for $32.95. Amazon.

If I had the extra cash though the withings scale looks freaking awesome.

u/GodlessGravy · 2 pointsr/loseit

> So, to start off, I downloaded MyFitnessPal.

Excellent! I like MFP, it's working well for me even with its quirks.

> it's been awhile since I've had access to a good scale for people of my weight

You are going to need some way to measure your progress, eventually! I had a poke about amazon and they're not hugely expensive:

eatsmart scale

this one measures %bodyfat and is on sale!

%bodyfat information is hugely valuable for accurately tracking your progress and adjusting your diet.

> Excersizing has always been hard for me, I have severely flat feet, even my specially made inserts don't do much to prevent masshive pain if I'm on my feet too long

Stationary bike is your friend!

If you can, start walking second daily/daily for 10-30 minutes.

> It asked how much weight I wanted to lose a week, it recommended 1 pound. Is going with 2 pounds a week that big a deal? Do you think it'll be harder?

If you are 5'10" and 360lb+, you should eventually aim for 2lb/week. You may want to start at 1 pound a week to see what it feels like though.

> White bread, frozen things such as chicken tenders, sandwhich meat, cheese, baked chicken, hamburgers.. I used to eat other less healthy things but I've cut a lot of food out due to my chronic acid reflux, I eat a lot of bread and drink a lot of milk because they're relatively safe for me. I also tend to drink two cans of pop a day, though I'm going to try cutting those out.

You can eat, what you can eat. That said, as you lose weight, your reflux may improve.

If you are having trouble working out what to eat, just start with what you already eat, but control the quantities with calorie counting. You will want to do a few initial days of just counting what your current intake level is, so you can slowly lower your intake.

The easiest way to generate meals is to start with some good lean protein, then add some vegetables to that, and some flavouring, but don't forget that sauces count as calories!

Frozen food has the useful benefit of having very detailed nutritional information on the side of the box, and snap frozen vegetables have high nutrient value.

> How do you guys go about snacks? I usually eat something, be it some chips or something microwavable every few hours.

Chips are generally not great, but if you need them, count their calories into your budget. There's definitely a range of microwave foods out there with decent nutritional value (good amount of protein and essential fats).

> Also, what do you do at night when you're trying to sleep but it feels like you're starving?

When you get your eating right, this may be less of a problem. The right balance of proteins and fat help with satiety, whereas not having enough of those in your dinner meal may leave you hungry as you go to sleep.

> it says that I should consume no more than 2290 calories a day. I've used other calculators online though and have seen anything from 2600-2900 calories a day.

You probably have relatively little muscle mass because of your issues with your flatfeet. The main determinant of how many calories you should have is muscle mass. (%bodyfat measurements will let you determine this far more accurately though).

2300 calories per day is probably a good eventual target. However, first you need to measure how much you are currently eating, then work down from there.

> a bit of weight training.

I would suggest with working towards bodyweight squats and lunges. You may or may not be able to do a full movement with your current size, but a few partial squats are safe and will start conditioning your knees and muscles.

Also, try to get your hands on some cheap dumbbells and learning what movements you can do at home. You don't need the gym to lift weight!

Overall it sounds like you have a good attitude and an openness to learning. With patience, time and the right feedback, you can definitely achieve not only your temporary goals, but more than you thought possible!

u/shyphen · 2 pointsr/loseit

I have this one. Someone else in the thread mentioned having an Eat Smart scale and liking it as well. It remains very consistent.

u/tiggrr2001 · 2 pointsr/loseit

I just bought this one:

It is really accurate and wide enough that you don't have to worry about squeezing onto a tiny scale. I actually have found it matches my Dr's scale whereas my previous one was 10 lbs off.

u/Helloitslate · 2 pointsr/loseit

I have this one by Eatsmart. It's always accurate as well. Most of the eatsmart ones on amazon are rated really well.

It is normal to have your weight jump around all day. I can weigh myself in the morning, and then have breakfast with coffee and a huge cup of water and be 3 lbs up.

u/tucson_lepton · 2 pointsr/loseit

For what it's worth, you can buy a scale for about $35 on amazon that is both accurate and precise.

Here. It matches the scale at the doctor perfectly and is very reliable measurement to measurement.

u/cran · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Workouts won't help you as much as diet. Get good scales; for you and for your food. I love these two:

u/DadeMurphyNYC · 2 pointsr/loseit

If you feel your current scale is consistently accurate (within reason), you probably don't need to get a new one. However, i would recommend the one I have (measures in .2 increments):

Reasonably priced, about as accurate as you can expect, wide base and a nice big LCD screen. I've had it for around 8 months now, no complaints.

u/Keroseneslickback · 2 pointsr/loseit

How about exercise? How much do you do?

For scales, I've seen these exact ones in my doctor's office before (alongside the proper ones). Out of like 12,000 reviews, a 4.6/5 score is damn good. Regardless of some problems, it should be a good scale if your luck isn't completely terrible. But with all glass scales: Make sure they're on a flat surface. I personally use the smaller one with a max of 400lbs.

What I can recommend to you is this:

You should speak with your doctor about what's going on. Perhaps they have more insight. If they hadn't done a hormone blood test, they probably would.

As with most "Help, I'm not losing weight" posts, if there's no problem with you counting calories or with your body, then it's down to either: Eating less calories. Or, exercising more. 2000 calories at your weight is quite the cut (at my 6' 233lbs, 2200 calories and that's deep for me). Because of that I'd recommend exercising more. If you're not walking (on top of normal activity) everyday, do so everyday. At least thirty minutes, and an hour is great. More than an hour depends on how you feel.

u/HardHeartedHarbinger · 2 pointsr/loseit

I'm 6'1 365 and this is the best scale I've owned. It is accurate up to 440 lbs and has a wide platform so I don't feel like I'm having to balance on a tightrope.

u/holdstheenemy · 2 pointsr/loseit

I like this scale, its been reliable and accurate for me and i was over 300lbs

EatSmart Precision Plus Digital Bathroom Scale

u/xtc46 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

All scales have a % of being off in accuracy, what I find more important is consistancy. If the scale is consistant you can trend loss and that is what is important. I have also found that accuracy drops the closer you get to the max of the scale.

Balance Beam Scales, like this are the most expensive, and the most accurate.

I dont see the one I have at home, but this is close (same brand I think) and it works well as long as I stand on the exact same spot on the scale every time. If I move over or place my feet wrong, the reading is off by several pounds. So I just make sure to do it the same way every time.

u/lunahedral · 2 pointsr/loseit

I use this EatSmart scale and like it a lot. Big light-up display and I've found it's only 0.2 off from the readings I get at the doctor's. It's also been quite consistent for me—if I step off and on the scale again I get the same reading every time.

Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done!

u/lesatz · 2 pointsr/keto
u/inibrius · 2 pointsr/loseit

I just got this one: Ozeri Scale It does hydration and body fat and all kinds of other also keeps user profiles to help track different people's weight loss.

u/broadbandspf · 2 pointsr/loseit

step 1 is to log everything. sounds like you just started using MFP (although i personally prefer the app lose it!). even if you get the not-planned-ahead food - log it!

step 2 around here is CICO. this will require getting a scale. you don't sound like you're quite ready for step 2 yet (although i know you can do it!) but when you are, here is a bathroom scale rated for 440 lbs, that's under $30. this is so you can calculate TDEE, for which your weight is required.

i have totally been where you are. i've been so depressed i would only leave the house in the middle of the night and i was basically living in a pile of laundry and unopened mail. if you ever need to talk, PM me. sometimes it can be a lot easier to unload on a total stranger on the internet, and i promise i won't judge you because legit, i have been there, and now i'm on my way to losing 50 lbs and i wash my face every day and everything. you've got this.

u/follower94 · 2 pointsr/loseit

The morning after I lift I'm normally about 1.5-2lbs heavier than the day before.

Sometimes its more, for example last week I managed a new PR on my squats, next morning 4lbs heavier (water weight).

I find myself getting stuck in plateaus alot lately as I keep increasing the amount I lift, but eating at 1000 calorie defect a day. What really helps get me through it is I have a body fat scale that gives you a muscle % as well. When my weight is around the same, but you see your bf% drop and your muscle % increase, you almost don't care about your weight. Obviously there not that accurate but there consistent.

u/ilikesleep · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I like that This has body fat % as well.

u/adavila1870 · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Hope you didn't buy this piece of shit

EatSmart Products Precision Getfit Digital Body Fat Scale with Auto Recognition Technology

u/silencerider · 2 pointsr/keto

This is the scale I use and it's great. It also measures body fat.

u/andrea789 · 2 pointsr/loseit

Sorry, I don't know about the Canadian shipping, but if you're going to buy a scale I would consider spending the extra money and getting this one -- I have it and it's great. It shows body fat % rather than just weight, so you can see when you are losing fat.

u/myzennolan · 2 pointsr/team_fifthelement

EatSmart Products Precision Getfit Digital Body Fat Scale with Auto Recognition Technology

Edit: had to browse my amazon order history to find it lol

u/javaavril · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I've had this one for about 5 years, works really well. The most users we have had been 3 and it can recognize up to eight after you program in users. For my needs I am more interested in measuring bone/muscle and I think it tracks that well. It has held up well, the glass top still looks new, I never consider electronics bifl, but I have been pleased with this scale [I use rechargeable batteries].

u/Gizank · 2 pointsr/keto

I have this scale as well. It's excellent, well made and very consistent.

u/fatfuckery · 2 pointsr/loseit

A little over your budget, but I absolutely LOVE my EatSmart Precision GetFit bathroom scale.

As for a food scale, I just bought whatever they had at Target for around $20.

u/changeyou · 2 pointsr/keto

This one.

I bought it because of the reviews and the price. I love it. I had an omron scale before that that measured body fat, muscle mass, and BMI (BMI is completely worthless in my opinion) but it was waayyy off on body fat percentage.

I think this one is a lot more accurate because I posted photos in a "Body Fat Friday" post on /r/fitness a while back (not sure if they still do those posts, I haven't seen them in a while) and people guessed my body fat percentage within 1-2% points of what my current scale says. :)

Oh also if you do get this scale pay attention to this part of the manual:
"To receive the most accurate weight measurement, please weigh yourself first thing when you get up in the morning" and "To receive the most accurate body fat, etc. measurement, please weigh yourself in the evening, before eating."

Your body fat / muscle mass percentage in the morning is not as accurate as your percentages in the afternoon/evening. :)

u/magicalnina · 2 pointsr/keto

this scale is owned by three different people in my family (including myself) and has been consistent across all of them as well as the doctor's office

u/Benji479 · 2 pointsr/keto

Also considering a scale. I cannot stand they weight fluctuations in the one I have at home (~10 lbs). Even if I stand up the same way every time, I am still finding very bad variations.

I want to get one with body comp capabilities so I can also track hydration and BF% more accurately (or consistently I guess). Considering this one from Amazon

u/bunnygn · 2 pointsr/90daysgoal

I have this scale. Love it, always been accurate, fast readings and lot of other info like body fat %, muscle %, etc.

I also use on my iPhone for tracking everything I eat. It's free and even gives the option to track nutrients and I really like their graphs and charts.

u/gaya2081 · 2 pointsr/loseit

Yeah :( thats the bad side. I really love my EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale and its on sale with free shipping at amazon, but its $55...which is a great deal, but over your budget :( Maybe ask for it for christmas?

Also since you are doing keto (which I am also doing) it is an awesome way of making sure you are not losing muscle mass too quickly...I had to up my protein (thus my calories) because I felt I was losing muscle too quickly. Now my muscle is much more stable, but my fat loss is still moving along.

u/pandasaurusrex · 2 pointsr/loseit

I just got one of these based on a recommendation elsewhere on reddit:

It's still in the mail, so I have no idea how much it'll rock, but I'm stupidly excited about getting a new scale.

u/spicyramyun · 2 pointsr/Stronglifts5x5

If you goal is to manage weight whether it is adding or losing the one thing that must be done above all else:


This is so easily overlooked by so many people. You will here the standard calories in and calories out discussion everywhere. If you are looking to build muscle and lose fat you need to ensure you are eating enough protein to where your body can maintain it's repairs to your muscles while still running a deficit to lose fat.

This can definitely be done. You don't even have to be a master at it. I am multiple pants sizes and about 15 pounds. As I started lifting heavier the weight loss slowed. I only care about strength gains and physical size. I am losing fat because my gut etc is going down. I am not seeing that big of an adjustment on the scale because I am not killing myself in the process.

I bought this scale and it helps me keep track of body composition. Turns out it is on sale with a 20% coupon too if you are interested. I monitor my body comp a bit and try to maintain my diet while hitting my routine. You are putting up good numbers on those sets. You will continue to build that muscle up as long as you are feeding it. Just lower the calories to cut in the process.

u/thenamescash · 2 pointsr/90daysgoal

I was looking at consumer reports & amazon reviews and those really well ranked! But I'm leaning towards this one because it has slightly better reviews for BF% and their customer service reviews are stellar.

BF/body water are the 2 things I was trying to focus on bc I have a decent amount of muscle on me. I'm about 8 lbs heavier than 5 yrs ago but I'm wearing smaller sizes and measuring smaller inches (especially since beginning Crossfit about 9 months ago) - unfortunately most scales aren't readily capable of giving (accurate) reads of those :/

u/justintrains · 2 pointsr/nSuns

Honestly, just go buy a scale. They aren't that expensive. You don't have to have a super fancy one.

u/misoranomegami · 2 pointsr/loseit

I don't know about reliability or what not, but I saw an add for [this] ( scale on Amazon the other day for $20 and it goes up to 400 lbs if you're just looking to have a digital scale at home.
It really depends on you though. I like being able to weigh myself in the privacy of my own house, after using the bathroom in the morning and before eating anything or putting anything on. I just accept that it's going to go up and down and at time significantly.

u/WeldingHank · 2 pointsr/loseit
u/zirge · 2 pointsr/keto

Meh, just buy a regular scale that has good reviews.

Any Bodyfat percentage calculator is wildy inaccurate and isn't worth the added money. As for Wifi/Syncing...meh. It takes all of 2 seconds to enter my weight on Google Sheets on my phone.

That's what I've had for the past couple years and it's been great. Low cost and consistent. Weight recorded has constantly lined up with official weights from the Dr's office.

u/joshcb7 · 2 pointsr/loseit

I've had this one for a while now. It's extremely accurate.

u/FallOutYoungMan · 2 pointsr/loseit

Etekcity Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale with Step-On Technology, 400 Pounds, Body Tape Measure Included, Elegant Black

I really like this one and haven't had accuracy issues (I leave it on tile in the same place for every weigh in).

u/_writersblock_ · 2 pointsr/fatlogic

It's just the scale. All the 1 star reviewers have the same issue. Even keeping it in the same place gives different readings by +/-5.

u/AreoHotahSpeedWagon · 2 pointsr/keto

I've got this etekcity scale and I love it. I've got nothing but good things to say. Great scale for under $20.

u/TinderThrowItAwayNow · 2 pointsr/powerlifting

I bought the cheapest one I found on Amazon. It was 15ish CAD. Morning of comp it weighed me in at 92.8kg

Two hours later, I weight in at 92.2/4kg.

Not too bad.

u/PlatosApprentice · 2 pointsr/weightroom

Looking forward to my DL BBB day! Should be a fun death!

I'm concerned the newly opened 'powerlifting' gym I've been going to isn't going to make it :/ I've been going for about a month now, and I've probably only seen 4-5 people in their when I've worked out, and I'm there 4 times a week. I really want to see the place succeed because I like the facility and the owner is awesome, but I'm just not sure that the steps to get members are there. Maybe they are, IDK, but I'm not sure if the steps to get members are being actively taken. I'd hate to see the place not stay open because of all the rad equipment that's there that was bought for the place. I mean, it's been awesome to ditch the crowd at other places, but it'd be nice to know that the place isn't in constant threat of losing money, ya know?

I've asked this the last two days, so sorry for spamming the question, but does anyone have any scale recommendations? I've had this one in my cart for a while but have waited to purchase anything.

u/reggiesan · 2 pointsr/keto

Etekcity (link) has a scale that is $18 and is pretty accurate. Doesn't do anything fancy, but it looks nice and goes up to 400 lbs.
EDIT: Not the best scale. But a good scale.

u/lucifersmother · 2 pointsr/loseit

This is the one I use and I find it gives me the same weight as my doctor's office

u/toxik0n · 2 pointsr/loseit

I've been using this scale for about 2 years now and I've found it extremely accurate.

I bought it for use for a workplace weight loss competition, where it accurately weighed about 20 people for weeks. It only gave us trouble for one person who was over 400lbs.

After that, I took it home and my fiance and I have been using it since. It's always been very accurate for us.

Another bonus is that the top of the scale is completely smooth glass, so cleaning it is really quick. Just a quick paper towel wipe, and there are no nooks or crannies to deal with.

u/ronfaures · 2 pointsr/loseit

I got that thing. I’m not sure how to recalibrate it? But it’s been doing this the entire time I’ve had it. I’m wondering if it’s the floor I’m using but I don’t really have anywhere else to put it because my parents are controlling and would flip out.

u/InterminableMedicine · 2 pointsr/AskDocs

The pulse in your head (usually sounds like it's behind your eardrum) is likely related to elevated blood pressure. The fact that you are hearing your pulse in your head probably isn't serious on its own, although there are rare cerebrovascular (blood veins/arteries in your head) conditions that could have this effect -- this is unlikely though. However you should talk to your healthcare provider in detail about this for further assessment.

Exercise, diet and reducing alcohol all will definitely have an impact on both this problem and many preventable conditions that could occur in your future.

130/85 and 140/70 aren't terribly elevated, but it's best to get the measurement after you have been sitting down for several minutes (>10, preferably) without having exerted yourself prior (no running up 10 flights of steps) and without recent caffeine or nicotine use.

Do you take other medications? Some asthma medications and ADHD medications (among others) are notorious for causing elevated blood pressure.

I love the Mayo Clinic's database for patients on medical conditions -- it's always a reliable place to go for information. Try some of the lifestyle modifications they suggest here.

Maybe it's worth getting a home sphygmomanometer (don't worry, I can't pronounce it either), better known as a "blood pressure cuff/machine" from amazon or similar. Some are cheap, automatic and accurate. I've used this one with patients, before, but most reputable machines will work well -- check the user ratings to make sure people have found it accurate. Keep a record in the morning first thing and maybe when you get home at night -- same rules apply. Rest for 10 minutes and avoid caffeine, nicotine, alcohol. That log, along with info about your alcohol, caffeine and nicotine use (and any other medications taken) should be sufficient for your primary care provider to be able to counsel you on whether blood pressure medications are needed.

u/silly__milly · 2 pointsr/loseit

Another user posted a link to this scale recently if Amazon ships to you!

u/jslowick · 2 pointsr/loseit

I thought I was over 500 lbs, and I got:

Its got a much wider base than most scales too, and i knew it would work for me.

u/Measured-Success · 2 pointsr/intermittentfasting

I highly recommend this scale.

I bought it in 2016 and zero issues and never changed the batteries. I was on the market for a scale and bought a few and this was the winner. Bottomline, it’s accurate and extremely consistent. (Inconsistent scales are a huge pet peeve of mine.)

u/gold_locket · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

This is the one me and my SO use. It's from Weight Gurus. We both use it and have our own profiles and syncs to our phones (and the iPhone Health kit). We haven't had any issues with it. It measures weight, body fat, muscle mass, water weight, and bmi.

u/topherkeey · 2 pointsr/keto

I use the Bluetooth scale from Weight Gurus. via @amazon

I know it doesn't do fat% very well, but very few scales will do that with any real good accuracy, so it's good enough for my purposes.

u/Milady_Kitteh · 2 pointsr/loseit

I've had this one from Amazon for over 2 years now and it's been accurate and great!

It does have an app if you want to track trends and have it upload your weigh-ins (and sync to other apps if you use anything like MyFitnessPal/etc).

There hasn't been anything scientifically proven that the scan done by scales is harmful to pregnant women. :) In fact, several studies have used bioelectrical impedance on pregnant women for measurements (these are just a few):

Maybe check with your medical provider first, but I had no issues with using a BMI scale during my last pregnancy!

u/StartupDino · 2 pointsr/keto

I bought one of the cheaper smart scales of Amazon two months ago and I've been really happy with it.

Easy enough to set up, and I literally just opened the app on my phone and stand on the thing.

One downside: the companion app is super basic (The apparently it does integrate with several of the bigger health apps)

  • can't remember the name of the company off the top of my head, but I'm happy to PM you later*

    Edit: WeightGURUS scale is the one I bought. dis one
u/SleepyTexan · 2 pointsr/keto

> Oh and has anyone used Nokia's Body+ scale? It sounds pretty cool but like all techy stuff it costs a pretty penny...!

I have no experience with the Nokia but it seems kind of mediocre for the price, I own this basic one while my parents own this one but if you want features I don't think you could go wrong with:

u/edgarvanburen · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Thanks, that makes sense. I'm a month into a cut (probably will last another month or 2) and I bought this scale. While not perfect I think it's roughly accurate and is at least reflecting my trends, in body weight and body fat %. I take a reading after waking up each morning. So even if there's noise in there, with enough data it should be accurate-ish on the whole?

u/guyman3 · 2 pointsr/fitbit

Well think of it this way, you always see stuff on this sub of people complaining about bugs, and missing features that they want on the CURRENT products, and as you can see they are losing money so it's pretty hard to rationalize whole new product lines like your describing which would require hiring more designers, managers, and engineers, and manufacturing devices... Those are expensive... Not to mention a lot of the things you mentioned have a relatively small market compared to smart watches and fitness trackers so they probably don't stand to profit off of it anyway

That said there ARE some companies that have integrated with Fitbits stuff
Water bottles

Other scales

And you can make apps for their watches

Would be great to see more products built to sync with it

u/stephbethmaz · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Here is the scale I use from amazon . It measures BF, muscle mass, water weight, and calculates your BMI daily and has an app that will track it all and also links to MyFitnessPal. I love it. Like others said, take it with a grain of salt and it's not super accurate I'm sure but I enjoy weighing myself every day and just tracking my progress. My only complaint is that the scale I think is set primarily to kg and I weigh in lbs, so when it displays my weight on the scale, say i'm 150.0 on the scale, in the app i'm actually 150.2. I emailed the company asking if something was wrong with mine but they just said it's the conversion working once it uploads to the app. Very minor fluctuation but a little flaw nonetheless.

u/XandieG · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I cannot speak to accuracy because I haven't used any other method of body fat measurement, although definitely am considering getting a DEXA once I'm at goal weight to help with designing my recomp, so if and when I do that, I'll let you know.

But as far as scale stuff goes, I have the Bluetooth Smart Scale by Greater Goods ( ). I've only been using it since February 15th. It shows muscle, water, fat, and bone mass as percentages, and those numbers do not add up to 100%. I assume that's because it's double counting water, so I just pay attention to the fat and muscle masses, since that's really what I care about. According to the scale, I've lost 13.4 lbs, 9.9 lbs of which has been fat and 1.3 lbs of which has been muscle. I have it calculate a running percentage, and it seems that 74-77% of the weight that I lose is fat, which seems reasonable to me.

We have similar stats, I'm 5'2.5" and 150.6 lbs. As of today, I'm at 29.2% muscle and 31.2% fat, which seem like reasonable numbers to me, given my body type.

An interesting sidenote: I donated blood a few weeks ago and my weight was significantly down the next day, which I attributed to dehydration, and it took me two weeks to get "back" to that number on the scale. But the body fat/muscle mass/water percentages were almost exactly the same those two times, and according to those numbers, I wasn't dehydrated at all.

u/heartshapedcheese · 2 pointsr/TryingForABaby

I have a reminder app set to go off every night to remind me to take my prenatal. I found a time that typically works for me and haven't had any issues. As for temping, I have an alarm that goes off at 6:00, but I'm in the habit of snoozing until I actually get up around 6:20. So I temp at the first alarm and go back to sleep for a few more mins before starting my routine. My thermometer comes with an alarm, which could be handy. If yours doesn't, something that might help would be changing your alarm until you form the habit. Like change the alarm tone if you use your phone, or use your phone instead of an alarm clock. Maybe that change will subconsciously trigger something to help you remember in the mornings?

u/loopymath · 2 pointsr/waiting_to_try

Jumping in to say I'm a fitful sleeper as well (my fitbit always says I got 1-1.5 hours less sleep than the time I was in bed), but have been able to see the temp shift indicating O.

I have the [email protected] thermometer which stores 60 temps and has an alarm on it. So I have the alarm set for 5:30 every day (it's the time I get up for work). Then even on weekends and holidays, I temp at that time, then go back to sleep and record the temp later in the day.

It doesn't hurt to try! :)

u/desperateneedofcake · 2 pointsr/TryingForABaby

Which one did you get? I got this one and it gave terrible readings.

u/Mcnugget84 · 2 pointsr/TryingForABaby

Welcome! I too share the 'because I've never had a scare there must be something wrong school'. I've learned here that despite what we've all been told getting knocked up isn't as easy as we thought (OK so some folks sneeze and are pregnant). While I do feel kind of let down that's OK.

My husband and I also both have a low sex drive (another thing I've learned is OK and not uncommon here) so timing things adds extra importance. I started temping this cycle I have a whole 2 points! Woo-hoo!

I have this thermometer. I don't love it but I don't have experience with anything else beeping at me at 5 am so there is that.

u/coldize · 2 pointsr/loseit

Well I don't personally use this one but it's very highly rated on amazon and has all the features you're asking about: scale

u/mrandish · 2 pointsr/keto

Congrats on losing weight!

> I go to rite aid to weigh myself and I probably way the same as I did. (Although I can't remember)

If you want to lose weight consistently and keep it off then you need to get serious. First thing, you cannot manage that which you do not measure. Getting results in anything worthwhile is all about the data.

Here's a picture of me today and 34 days ago:

See that cool chart of my daily weight on the right? It's from a bluetooth bathroom scale that syncs with my phone. It never forgets and I don't have to do anything to have an actionable record of my results. You can get a bluetooth scale for $28 delivered on Amazon. Think of it as an investment in your future. (

> Very lazy, meaning I eat a regular meal some days and some days I'm all in.

Lazy keto gets lazy results. The good news is, doing keto right is simple and almost no more effort than what you're doing now.

Install the free app My Fitness Pal on your phone and start tracking everything you eat. It scans barcodes and already has entries for everything, so it's just a few taps to log your intake. Once you know what you're eating and how that impacts your weight, it's much easier to make consistent and rapid progress.

u/jezekiant · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I love this scale. I've had it for a few years and it connects to the app on my phone with a bunch of cool info. It's pretty too!

u/sparklefemme · 2 pointsr/SuperMorbidlyObese

I bought this one and it's working well as far as I can tell. I've tested it with 10 lb weights and it's always been accurate, and I can step on the scale three times in a row and get the same weight.

u/requited_requisite · 2 pointsr/TryingForABaby

I use the iSnow BBT and like it a lot. Backlight and stores 60 temps, and not too expensive at 25 bucks.

I use Wondfo OPKs. This study was posted on here recently that showed they performed just as well or better as the fancy Clear Blue Fertility Monitor.

u/famousgoldfish · 2 pointsr/TryingForABaby

I just bought this one because it has a case, it has memory to look back and see date and times of other temps, and it physically LOOKS different so I don't have to worry about my husband putting it in his mouth if he's sick 😂 I would also recommend picking up some alcohol wipes so you can clean it after every use!

u/tbunlco · 2 pointsr/TFABChartStalkers

This is the one I have. It's backlit, has an alarm, and stores up to 60 temps. The only con I've found with it is that it takes forever to get your reading.

u/EvilBlossoming · 2 pointsr/TFABChartStalkers

got this one which i'm loving. i guess i don't really know if they're "more accurate" but i like that i can take my temp twice back to back and get the same reading.

it also takes a lot longer to take my temp. idk if that means anything really, but i feel like i trust it more.

u/ringo_24601 · 2 pointsr/AskUK

'Smart' weighing scales if you're bothered about tracking your weight. They've been great as my missus and I tracked our weightloss. £24.99

Or.. save it until the next time Amazon Echo dot's go on sale.. they normally drop to £25-30ish.

u/HairyJefe · 2 pointsr/intermittentfasting

RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale Smart BMI Scale Digital Bathroom Wireless Weight Scale, Body Composition Analyzer with Smartphone App 396lbs - Black

u/bacontarian4life · 2 pointsr/keto


I strongly suggest using a scale. Ignorance may be blissful, but awareness is successful.

The scale has a cool app, synchs with Google Fit, which can then synch with Cronometer. I'm sure there are other apps it works with, but that's just how I use it.

Haven't been disappointed and can only blame any inconsistencies on my own behavior. ;)

u/DjcidbwbqoOcndkdn · 2 pointsr/keto

I use the RENPHO digital scale and have been really impressed. I went through a couple different ones and this is the only one that I have found to be accurate with my doctor’s scale. You can find it here:

RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale - FDA Approved - Smart BMI Scale Digital Bathroom Wireless Weight Scale, Body Composition Analyzer with Smartphone App, 396 lbs

I was looking for a scale that worked with Apple Health and this does the trick. It’s much cheaper than a lot of others out there so maybe it’s worth a shot.

u/BitchinItch · 2 pointsr/fasting

RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale - FDA Approved - Smart BMI Scale Digital Bathroom Wireless Weight Scale, Body Composition Analyzer with Smartphone App, 396 lbs

u/ilovegirlsinheels · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Hi all
24 5'8 M 215 lbs
Body fat according to the device at LA fitness: 30.2%
Body fat according to this new scale I got: 29.2%

Majority of my fat is around my stomach and my butt/thighs.
My immediate goal is to have a flat stomach (and wider upper body?) And slimmer butt/thighs.

I play soccer twice a week and go to the gym twice/thrice.

At the gym my workout is at follows:
Bench press 40lbs x 5 x 6
Assisted pull ups 60 lbsx 5 x 6
Lateral raises 20 lbs x 10 x 3
Mountain climbers 30 x 3
Squats 20 x 4
Cross body Crunches 10 x 3
20-30 mins cardio.

My tdee at the current numbers is 2700-2800 calories.
I eat about 2000 calories as follows:
Carbs 123.4
Protein 123.6
Fat 52.9
Sugar 74
The macros are going to be a little higher for each category as I have Indian lunch that is not prepared by me but is homemade and on the healthy side so I assume it to be 400 calories which is included in the numbers above.

Given my current targets : to loose fat around my core, should I maintain the current nutrition and exercise or change it and how?
One of my gymbros tells me that I should replace some meals with just protein shake but I need to physically eat something to feel satisfied.

Beginning of this year I was 222 and am 215 now.

Thank you so much! (:

u/everywherenever · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I use this: RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale Smart BMI Scale Digital Bathroom Wireless Weight Scale, Body Composition Analyzer with Smartphone App 396 lbs - Black, 11 x 11 Inch

It has consistently said 12%, do you not think it's reliable?

u/ianrdc · 2 pointsr/gainit

I've had this for over a year now and it's pretty consistent, just make sure you let it calibrate for a sec
RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale

u/robopain · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Noodles! Happy birthday to your little one!! Here's a picture of my dog that cheers me up! I recently got a little rat from ikea for my dog and she immediately loved it!

RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale Smart BMI Scale Digital Bathroom Wireless Weight Scale, Body Composition Analyzer with Smartphone App 396 lbs - Black

I'd really like to keep up with my weight better now that I'm working out and eating better. I've never had a digital scale and heard they're more accurate. The scale now I have was my grandmothers scale.

u/continuuuum · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

This is the one that I have.

Gives pretty decent readings, bluetooth and has some other bells and whistles. For $25, you really can't go wrong.

u/skibbi9 · 2 pointsr/intermittentfasting

Nice start.

Good selection on timing, nice work adapting to Low Carb (even with a carb day). While I aspire to keto-like carb days (under 50g), I find I'm in the lazy keto range more often than not (<100g)

Are you tracking on Apps?
Do you have a scale (you should be about ready for this sub's favorite: renpho which is on sale right now for 20) 396lbs capacity, it says)
Keep an eye on certain vitamins, minerals and electrolytes. I supplement magnesium and a few other things. with low carb, your whole wheat levels drop which really kills most peoples biggest Mg source.
Healthy fats, eggs, salmon, etc. Keep crushing it.

u/CulturalPomegranate · 2 pointsr/wls

The brand is RENPHO and they have a few different models. I have this one and I’ve been using it since December. I like it a lot!

u/fantasticforceps · 2 pointsr/xxketo

I like this guy, especially for its price. I also considered Eufy's smart scale; Eufy/Anker is a pretty solid brand for its price point.

u/weird_turn_pro · 2 pointsr/loseit

It technically sends it to Fitbit and then Fitbit sends it to MFP. I still manually log my weight into the libra app but I usually wait until my lunch break to log it.

This is the scale I have if anyone is interested. Warning: it rounds to the nearest even decimal on the app but, Fitbit records the actual decimal.

u/rabidstoat · 2 pointsr/weightwatchers

I haven't used it very long so I can't really say if it's a good long-term solution but I recently bought this scale:

It's blue tooth enabled and, though I've not tried it yet, their app claims to sync with the Fitbit app (along with a couple of other apps). I've not used that functionality yet. If it did work, though, it's a much cheaper alternative for automatically syncing with Fitbit, as it's $32 instead of $100.

I also like that it uses AAA batteries. My last scale used those small, round disk-like batteries, and they're a lot more expensive. Plus you can get rechargeable AAA batteries but I've never seen rechargeables for those disc-like batteries.

u/signalwave · 2 pointsr/Brogress

That screenshot is from google spreadsheets. I export from my app to that spreadsheet and it updates the charts.

Thats the scale I have, but there are lots like it. I paid $31 for it, so $22 is a good deal on prime.

u/TheDude4527 · 2 pointsr/keto

I got this one:

Super cheap and works great! It has its own app to keep all the data but I also synced it with my fitbit app.

u/checkoutchannelnine · 2 pointsr/gainit
u/OssotSromo · 2 pointsr/smarthome

Do you NEED wifi and tie in with automation?

If not, no bullshit,

Renpho. It's as accurate as our old scale. Forget the name but I did a shit ton of research to find one of the most accurate around. This one tracks a ton of data points. Syncs with fitbit and Apple Health. And it's only $25 but also only Bluetooth. Supports multiple devices just fine. Just make sure both people create their own account in the app and whoever is weighing just opens the app before they get on.

u/Buffalone27 · 2 pointsr/keto

Hey! Congrats on deciding to make a lifestyle change. I just did, too! About to finish week 2 of keto. I’ve lost weight already and feel really great about it! I haven’t followed a specific meal plan, but I have mapped out my grocery lists and stopped eating out at restaurants and strictly cooking my own food, with the exception of 1-2 meals at my restaurant job that I work several shifts a week at. This really helps me count my carbs and calories in the really helpful app Carb Manager.

I feel less bloated without gluten! It’s awesome. I made my first fathead pizza last night with my coworker and friend who went keto too! Having someone else who is willing to undergo the change with me has been more than helpful, especially since my spouse is still eating carbs and sugar in the same apartment as me!

Things that have helped me so far:
-buying a great food scale

-buying an awesome body weight and body fat scale ...this scale comes with an app that shows me statistics like bone density, water weight, body fat %, and weight. It also tracks my progress, shows me healthy/normal levels and percentiles, and more. I really like it. Almost as much as I like watching my weight decrease every few days from keto.

-having a friend or two who are new to keto as well. They have recommended different products to me like:

  1. Skinny girl sweetner
  2. Fiber supplements for when the cheese hits you hard
  3. Tape measurers (simple and common item that won’t deceive you like the scale often can!)

    Personal mantras I remind myself to continue keto in a healthy way:
    -don’t obsess over the scale. NSV pop up daily and they’re sometimes even better than watching the number on the scale drop. It’s not healthy to let your mood rely on scale results. Once a week is enough moderation in terms of weighing yourself. (I’m struggling hard with following this direction myself)

    -make sure you hit your protein quotas! They’re important. You need protein for muscles, and so much more.

    -try not to eat sweets at all for the first few weeks. You need to give your body time to stop craving sugar (and it will happen!)

    -drink a fuck ton of water. It will help you feel less full at first, and you need it especially to keep healthy while your body transitions from eating carbs to eating fat. Water is your new bff.

    -listen to your body. Eat when you’re hungry. If you’re hungry, eat. Don’t starve yourself, you will begin to feel less hungry as you continue on tho. If your eat something that’s keto friendly, but it makes you feel funky, try to feel out different options. You want to feel your best in order to keep up the inspiration to continue!

    -last but not least: TAKE PROGRESS PICS!!! I lurk this sub/weight loss subs constantly and I always see ppl talk about regretting not taking more before pics! Once they reach the time to take after shots, they really wish they had a lot more to compare them to!

    Hope this helps :)
u/imdoingketo · 2 pointsr/keto

Yeah, I definitely am not taking that measurement as gospel, but using the calipers is a pain and I haven't had any other really good way of doing it, so I'm just glad to have something to track. Percentage has been slowly going down from day to day, so I'm trying to pay most of my attention to that.

But here ya go, it works, integrates with fitbit/google fit, and it's pretty cheap. You will need a smartphone, though.

u/supermario218 · 2 pointsr/zerocarb


I'm sure there is a lot of marketing BS in here. I don't know how it could track everything it claims it can. But, I was interested in the app that would easily record and track my progress and the body fat % measurement. I do know from experience that scales can measure body fat %, so as long as it does those things I'm happy.

u/SapientSerpent · 2 pointsr/intermittentfasting

This, scales on amazon are 20ish bucks, worth it

Bluetooth Body Fat Scale,...

For example

u/mschepac · 2 pointsr/intermittentfasting

My old digital scale was that way. I bought a better one and it is exactly the same (down to the tenth) every time. This is the one that I got, about $25 on Amazon.

u/highfriends · 2 pointsr/fitbit

Honestly, there are some really dope bluetooth scales on Amazon for less than $25.
They might not be FitBit compatible but you get more than enough information from it.

I have this one

u/bababradford · 2 pointsr/keto

You can buy a digital scale that will measure weight BMI etc for only 25 bucks.

Bluetooth Body Fat Scale, FITINDEX Smart Wireless Digital Bathroom Weight Scale Body Composition Analyzer Health Monitor with IOS and Android APP for Body Weight, Fat, Water, BMI, BMR, Muscle Mass

u/purrfectUN10N · 2 pointsr/loseit

I have this FitIndex scale I bought on sale from Amazon in July and I really like it. I think I've just changed the batteries once (from the ones that it came with) and I've never had any issues with it. I enjoy the look of the app and the product has a lot of good reviews.

u/LurkerPatrol · 2 pointsr/Brogress

Thanks fam, I greatly appreciate it!

My buddy, who is slightly shorter than me did the same route that I did from 230-ish to 180 (which is my end goal), and he ended up using this bluetooth scale and app called FIT-INDEX which he recommended to me and I'm using now.

The scale is here if you're interested:

The convenient thing is that it connects with fitbit, myfitnesspal, and apple health, so I never have to touch those three apps and manually update my weight. I just pop on the scale and have it update all the platforms.

One thing to note, don't have your phone in your hand because it will throw the weight off. I weighed myself one day and found out I was 0.5 lbs heavier and got upset. Turned out my phone weighs 0.5 lbs.

u/SteelToedSocks · 1 pointr/veganfitness

BMI can get confusing because it's only calculating your height against your weight. Your weight could be from bulk fat or bulk muscle and your BMI doesn't care. The better metric is your body fat percentage.

You can buy a caliper/tape and measure it that way, a digital monitor, or a new scale like you had before.

FWIW, I could guess that your body fat percentage, based on your photos, is around 17%.

u/itsfreedomstupid · 1 pointr/conspiracy

> Another key issue is that it's much harder to implement an anti-obesity law (what are you gonna do, weigh everyone and not let them get above a certain weight?).

First off, we implement near-impossible to enforce laws all the time. Remember sodomy laws? Or how about making it illegal to use a cell phone while driving except for maps??

And it would be quite easy to ticket people for this. It would work the same way it does for any other thing like DUI. You see someone who you suspect of drunk driving, give them a breathalizer. You see someone who looks fat, use this thing to see if their in violation. Simple (but just as absurd and paternalistic as seatbelt laws)

> I read the response, but I'm saying that the fact is you can put others in danger by not wearing a seatbelt.

Yes. You said that, but you still have yet to explain it.

That said, someone else did a better job trying to explain, and my response to whatever you would say is already there. Have fun.

u/fruggo · 1 pointr/Fitness

You can get machines that use electrical resistance to give an estimate, although there are plenty of people on here that insist they're bullshit. Generally, they're close enough that any slight inaccuracy (+- 2% or so, usually) doesn't matter.

And yeah, your numbers look right, 152g of protein is the top end of efficacy for promoting muscle growth. You should spread that over as many meals as possible, ideally. Don't worry about getting it immediately before or after a workout, afaik that just doesn't matter.

(Something like this:

u/agent_waffles · 1 pointr/Fitness

The handheld bodyfat analysers are decent and inexpensive.

u/redditfan4sure · 1 pointr/Fitness

Hi ensode,

I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but I think you are estimating too high for most of these people. I am one inch taller then this guy, but weight 6lbs more with about the same amount of muscle, but more fat around my stomach. My body fat calculator this one says I am 17.4%. I know some people don't think these monitors are very accurate, but they always match the readings I get with calipers at the gym. Unfortunately I am too shy to post any pics of me right now because I want to lost about 15lbs. Anyway, just an observation.

u/voyvf · 1 pointr/Fitness

Body fat calipers. I've heard people talk about this before, but I don't know how accurate it is.

u/kitzkatz38 · 1 pointr/Fitness

This is what I got off of Amazon and use...

It's pretty simple to turn it on, press start and hold it straight out in front of you with your thumbs on top. And it helps if you do it at almost a similar time everyday considering not using the restroom/showering/eating directly before or the day after drinking lots of booze. But it's also nice the first couple days you use it to use it at different times of the day to see the huge variation it gives (then stick to a schedule)

u/cabritar · 1 pointr/s_94WillLoseWeight

My 4 tips:

  • Count your calories (apps websites etc.)

  • Get a small scale and weight your food

  • Get a large scale and weight yourself

  • Measure your body fat because you might not be losing weight but putting on muscle.

    Bonus tips!:

  • Take some before photos!

  • Take the info from my above tips, and put them in a spreadsheet. You can track all that stuff and you can graph your progress.
u/hdote50 · 1 pointr/keto

I had a body fat scale 6 years back and it would consistently measure my body fat 10% higher than any other measurement that I did, which included under water weighing, bioelectrical impedance, and skin caliper tests. I bought this and hope it works a little better:

u/AXP878 · 1 pointr/loseit

Calculators are never very accurate. I would recommend getting a body fat percentage caliper, they're much more accurate. You could also try an electronic device although my fitness trainer friend recommends the calipers as more accurate. You want to focus more on trends rather than the daily number.

u/instant_massage · 1 pointr/gainit

It may be worth it to get a body fat monitor to keep track of, and map that versus your weight. If you start to accumulate fat, you may want to up your cardio, and cut some calories.

20 pounds in 2 months is great. If thats what you intended, of course.

edit: that bot is the coolest

u/llamababbles · 1 pointr/loseit

I got this little dodad

I've used them at gyms before and it's only takes a moment and I can keep my profile in there to use every few weeks/months/when I remember.

Height is 5'4, got muddled in there in OP with all the other numbers.

Extra Note: To keep it as accurate as possible I do the dry weight, just woke up, no water, went to bathroom, etc. It's what is recommended in it's little instruction book and it's the only time I'll get on the scale too.

u/ThrowawayOSB · 1 pointr/tall

Based on my own experience, it sounds to me like the problem is more with body image issues and/or depression than it is your actual body.

Obesity is known to increase risk of depression. That can be really really shitty, because depression tends to either cause complete lack of appetite, or compulsive eating. If it manifests with the latter, it ends of being a vicious cycle of eating because you're depressed, and being depressed because of obesity.

My weight has been fluctuating quite a bit the past few years. What I've found is that my general body image depends both on weight loss and on my mental state. First time I was successful with weight loss, I hadn't done anything to treat my depression. Even though I'd lost an amount of weight to be proud of, I still hated myself. About a year later I started treating my depression, which in turn made it easier to lose weight, which in turn made it easier to get past my depression, and so on. It was that vicious cycle but in reverse. I ended up getting to the same weight I'd dropped down to a year before, but this time I felt really great about myself. For the first time in my life, I felt that I had a normal height-weight ratio. And again, that was at the same weight that a year before I still felt shitty about my body.

I ended up stopping with the antidepressants. That, in combination with a lot of stress, brought back both the depression and weight. I'm back on antidepressants, but this time around I didn't really focus much on weight loss; most of my focus went toward school and not killing myself. And even though the depressive symptoms have gone away, I still feel like shit about my body because, well, I'm still heavy. And it hurts more knowing that I used to not be so heavy and I felt so good about myself.

Basically what I'm trying to say is that you won't start feeling good about yourself just from weight loss, nor just from treating your brain problems. You need to do both. See a doctor about depression if that's the case for you, and see a therapist about other things. I've learned that antidepressants will take care of the depressive symptoms, but therapy is still important for taking care of low self-image. If your body image was strictly tied to your weight, then you wouldn't still have body image issues; there's something else going on in your case.

One last thing to note. The BMI scale, while accurate for looking at large groups of people and for average people, is less reliable for those at either end of the bell curve. A lot of the time, that extra height leads to more lean mass. You've got a higher center of gravity, so simple things like walking or even just staying balanced while standing require more energy and muscle. BMI can work as a rough guide, but when judging yourself you may want to look more into body composition. Maybe consider picking up one of these. I used one a while back and with some math found that my lean mass was 199.8 lbs. In other words, it'd be impossible for me to go under 200 lbs without losing lean mass as well. So doing a bit more math, with my height at 6'4" and with 199.8 lbs lean mass, an average body fat percentage (19% for men) would put me at 246.7 lbs. That would put me at a 30.0 BMI, qualifying as obese despite having an average percent body fat.

u/MrGreggle · 1 pointr/AskMen

BMI is a bullshit stat. It would call The Rock morbidly obese. Body fat% is meaningful. You can measure it with a device like this

u/plantfood623 · 1 pointr/StrongCurves

Wow, yea don't be... it's like the #1 biological sign of fertility and sexiness in women. Something like 98% of cover models have your measurements, my girlfriend has those measurements and my friends are always like man your girl is sooooooo hot. Hahaha, you sound like me - I'm a 6'3 guy and i always used to be insecure about being "too tall" lol.... the things we tell ourselves. Enjoy!

----- Also side note, i saw your other post where you said your Dexa scan is 32% bodyfat. ZERO chance, you look great and those things are so inaccurate. I workout and eat amazing, have abs and my dexa came back as almost obese. Get one of these

Test yourself every morning for a week when you first wake up, whatever the average is will probably be within 2% of your actual bodyfat.

Also, if you are trying to gain curves and get rid of fat you need to be lifting heavy weights. Deadlifts and Squats. If you eat at a deficit without lifting you will just get skinnyfat which is no fun.


u/itsmesofia · 1 pointr/loseit

That's pretty annoying. What I've noticed from my scale is that the BF measurement is consistently about 2% higher than the measurement when I use one of these:

u/AnnArborLady · 1 pointr/xxfitness

Hey girl! Congrats on losing the first 50lb! That's amazing!! Here are some notes for you, based on your post:

  1. You cannot target any part of your body for fat loss. Carb cycling is no more helpful than any other method of weight loss in terms of reducing belly fat. Genetics is the only factor that determines where you will lose fat first, which, unfortunately, we have no control over.

  2. In order to get a flat stomach, you will need to drop your total body fat %, and not necessarily your weight. (Many women actually end up gaining weight to get a flatter stomach, believe it or not!) This is because muscle weighs more than fat, meaning that 1 lb of fat takes up a lot more space (volume) than 1 lb of muscle. Because of this, I would highly recommend you stop weighing yourself. You can buy a BF% scanner on amazon for $30 if you want to track your numbers, but honestly, the best way to judge your progress is to take photos and go by how your clothes fit.

  3. Diet is 80%. Exercise is 20%. Yes, I would recommend lifting heavy, and starting a workout program (see side bar). But more importantly, I would recommend cleaning up your diet. As in nixing processed food. As in, if the ingredients list has more than 10 items listed, or things you can't pronounce, then don't eat it. Flat stomachs are made in the kitchen.

    Best of luck! And again, congrats on your progress thus far.

u/disagreedTech · 1 pointr/Atlanta


Probably cheaper ones online tho

u/Wolfy311 · 1 pointr/Braincels

>I’m poorcel.

Here's one I use. Its $35. Its worth it if you want to lose weight (lose fat and not muscle)


u/frogger345 · 1 pointr/loseit

I used a handheld body fat monitor like this one:

A trainer at my gym showed me how to use it. Maybe I’ll try a DEXA scan and see what results I get.

u/YEM1990 · 1 pointr/ketogains

Is this the one you got?

u/K2TY · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I'm 5' 10" 193 pounds and 18-20% bf according to my [$20 Chinese bio impedance doohickey] ( I'm eating at 2000 calories a day and 150 grams of protein. I've been doing the RR for about a year and 4 weeks ago added C25K (Program to run 3 miles in 8 weeks). Does that sound reasonable?

u/sweaty-cat · 1 pointr/WeightLossAdvice

This is what the people at my gym use. Considered buying it for myself. But there are also plenty of options for scales on Amazon that do something similar.

u/badassmexican · 1 pointr/Fitness

A body fat analyzer could help. I didn't change weight for 5 months but I was loosing fat and gaining muscle. It helped me see things were changing before it was visible.

u/gungadin · 1 pointr/keto

I use this one from Omron which I've compared to my results from two different DEXA scans and found it to be accurate to 0.2% from what the dexa machines reported.

u/RoboChrist · 1 pointr/Fitness

When I hit 170lbs in the process of bulking, I was at 12% body fat according to the body fat tester I linked below. I currently have 4 visible and defined ab muscles, with the bottom two less defined. I felt that 10-11% was a fair estimate, since I know that my ab and overally muscle definition is far better than it was. If the tester I linked is known to be inaccurate, then that throws everything off.

u/EpicGradStudent · 1 pointr/loseit

Buy one of these and see how awesome you're actually doing.

I don't mind staying the same weight as long as every time I measure myself, I see my body fat ratio going down.

u/__thisismyaccount__ · 1 pointr/Fitness
u/Trifecta50 · 1 pointr/nutrition

I don't know if they have these at your gym but they have them at nearly every x sport:

u/chinggisk · 1 pointr/progresspics

There are several different ways to do it but most all require special gizmos. The usual cheap method is using calipers like these, but from what I've heard that can be pretty inaccurate and inconsistent unless you really know what you're doing. I use this little guy, it's pretty consistent though I'm not completely sure how accurate it is because I have nothing to verify it against other than the fact that it seems to be in the right ballpark. Then there's fancy water-dunking type tests you can get done but they are expensive.

I think I've heard other people on here say that some gyms will have the calipers or a digital thingamabob like mine that they can measure you with so you could ask at your gym if you're curious.

u/PBandSquats · 1 pointr/xxfitness

That is what they used at my gym, which came up with 26%.

u/MyPenWroteThis · 1 pointr/keto

I'm using the below link

Not good enough? The problem is thats what we're using for the contest.... could I cheat it by dehydrating before hand?

u/Britton120 · 1 pointr/keto

If possible I would invest in a better way of measuring body fat. Whether thats something like this or if its seeing if you have access to a DEXA scan through your insurance, it measures bone density but also is good at measuring body fat percentage.

eye balling it just isn't really good enough. Assuming you are indeed eating at a deficit, your body is getting that energy somewhere.

u/adrun · 1 pointr/progresspics
  • A redditor put together this site to use for visual body fat percentage estimates. It's not super well populated, but I think it's better than the other visual estimate site that normally gets referenced.
  • There are a variety of websites that will estimate your body fat according to your measurements. I like IIFYM because they've got a great TDEE calculator, too.
  • You can use a hand-held bioelectric impedance tool to estimate your body fat, or there are bathroom scales that use the same method.
  • Josh-j mentioned calipers, but these can be tricky to use alone and consistently.

    That gets me to my last point: no matter what home method you use to estimate your body fat, be consistent. These are estimates and you might find that you get a different reading from your scale, your calipers, and the internet on the very same day. Body fat % a great way to track trends in your body composition, and you won't see those as effectively if you just back and forth between measurement methods. Unless you want to get a DEXA scan every week, the very precise number is less important than seeing trends.
u/blanchie69 · 1 pointr/keto

So, I'm a bit late in reading this and hope that you've successfully broken your plateau, but I did have a question. I was reading this and I don't recall seeing you mention this, but do you keep track of your BMI? Fat %? Measurements? Many of the people who loose 50+ lbs in such a short time have a lot more fat to lose, and are not really gaining any muscle. Though you might not be losing lbs, you might be gaining muscle in small amounts balancing out the fat you could be losing. I got myself one of these and about once a week I'll check my BMI and Fat%. For almost 2 months now I've been wavering between 166 - 163, but both my BMI and Fat % have consistently gone down. And there have been small but noticeable changes in my measurements for example I've gone down a hole on my belt. It's these things that keep me going because for me those are more important than the lbs.

u/CookieDoughCooter · 1 pointr/self

I used to use one of these at my local gym and it seemed pretty accurate. The true value of it is to use it regularly if you're trying to "lose weight," since so many overweight people begin to work out then put on weight since muscle is heavier than fat, they become discouraged and quit.

Since you can't really measure how much muscle you gain and how much fat you lose by just stepping on a scale, I'd use that to train someone if they really wanted to monitor their progress and see results as they become healthier. Sure, things like the amount of water in your body can set it off a bit, but I used it for several months when I wanted to lose 20 pounds of fat and was putting on muscle and it showed my fat % going down whereas the scale showed very little change - just a few pounds, really, while I could tell I was losing weight.

u/kuudereingly · 1 pointr/loseit

I'm glad this could help! This is the monitor I have, and it's the same one my personal trainer used to check my body fat % at the gym. Look at the charts on the wikipedia page for body fat percentage to help make sense of where you are now and help set goals.

Note that a lot of women lose their periods when they go below 20% or so body fat (it's different for every woman). So keep that in mind when setting and adjusting goals too.

Edit: Bots! Bots, everywhere!

u/TimmyBx · 1 pointr/Fitness

I think this might be what you are referring to...

Omron HBF-306C Fat Loss Monitor, Black

I bought one myself, and I am pretty happy with it. I think that the measurements might a little on the low side, but still pretty nice tool, and very easy to use.

u/gomordecai · 1 pointr/90daysgoal

i just use the scale at the gym once i week. I think body fat% is more meaningful than sheer weight anywhoo. this is what i have:

u/yubman · 1 pointr/loseit

Don't know about the scales, but the newer hand held units are pretty good and affordable:

Omron HBF-306C Fat Loss Monitor

There are rules to ensure a more accurate reading, ie no readings after meals, when you first wake up etc.

u/yogi240 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Probably not that low, but I believe it's fairly low. Using this thing, which I know is not 100% accurate:

u/Devon47 · 1 pointr/keto

Thanks for the advice. I'm measuring BFP using BI (this guy: I use it in conjunction with body measurements and weight measurement to try to account for inaccuracies in each method. I'm not expecting losses every day, but I do expect a general downward trend over a period of weeks/months. I'll come back after a week of detailed tracking with more info.

u/phantom1024 · 1 pointr/ketogains

When I use my Bio impedance tool after a bowel movement, before a shower, after I wakeup, before drinking any liquids and before any exercise I get the results within 0.1% difference to the 3 point caliper measurement.

But, I agree that body fat measurement is a pretty inaccurate process even when using a dexa scan.

I use the Omron with the athlete mode on it:

u/keto4life · 1 pointr/keto

I'd say you're around the 20% mark. There are some really cheap calipers you can pick up on Amazon these days. $10USD max. They offer a much more accurate number.

Here's a link to the ones I use:

u/Anatidaephobic_Duck · 1 pointr/Fitness

Get these and go here.

u/KCBassCadet · 1 pointr/Fitness

Get an Accu-measure caliper from Amazon.

It is the only reasonably-accurate self-test. The accuracy varies wildly based on how competent you are at finding your suprailiac which is the very best place to measure. has a handy calculator with which you can plug in the measurements from your caliper but I have found that my single-site suprailiac measurement almost always matches the results from the 3 or 7 site measurements (which just takes more time).

Ultimately I don't really care what the BF% the caliper shows me, I just want to see it improve or at least not worsen.

Those bioelectrical measurement devices are completely worthless.

u/theycallhimhellcat · 1 pointr/loseit

Seriously, I don't know how i used to eat so much either. It's insane to think about the portions I used to have.

I wouldn't worry about small fluctuations like 204-206. Sometimes people post saying they never adjusted after losing 40lbs, and that makes quite a difference.

I use this one.

There are many ways, all vary in accuracy, but I think it's over hyped. Just use the same measuring method every time, since what you want is to see progress.

The method I use is as follows (Only the right side of the body):

  1. measure the skin between the nipple and the arm pit (diagonal)
  2. measure the skin by pinching belly button and to one side (horizontal)
  3. measure the skin in the middle of my thigh (vertically)

    To measure, you just grab skin with your right hand and pinch, place the caliper about 1/2 inch away from your pinch, and close it till it pops into place. Add up the 3 measurements and plug it in to a calculator and you get your BF%.

    The one in the link actually comes with a little chart, so you could use their method also.

    As for portions, I caved and bought a scale. They are like $18 on amazon. It's kind of a pain, but I just measure everything that I make and then I know for sure. For eating out I just guestimate portion size, but I don't do that often anyway.

    And if you're an excel nerd, you can totally geek out so that all you have to do is plug in the number of grams of each item and it will calculate your total consumption automagically.

    EDIT: Tape measure works too, but measure both biceps, both thighs, waist at belly button and hips and take the total and track that, since you'll get some variation in specific areas. I quit the tape measure because I felt like my stength was going up and my fat was going down so the measure wasn't changing all that much.
u/mdkss12 · 1 pointr/fatpeoplestories

ok first of all, idk if you still think this way, but you dont necessarily need to worry about the number on the scale! my gf is 5'2 120, but she's 12% body fat. what's more important are measurements (like waist, hips etc) and body fat %, which can be measured fairly accurately with calipers (and they'r cheap: this is actually the exact one we have) we used those and they were within a percent of our bodyfat as measured by high tech electronic gizmos :P

that said, yeah the butter etc is definitely what was doing that to you...

ok so not respecting boundaries and personal property is a MASSIVE FUCKING RED FLAG! not only that, if you were subletting from her then legally she cant enter your room without permission (i believe), so if things got crazy and you had evidence you probably could have had her charged

also ok, with her getting your bf's house number this is turning into a damn horror movie first act.

my guesses: she's obsessed with you, she either wants to be you or may make a move on you. my money at the moment is that she makes a move.

ugh the not respecting boundaries is just so fucked up to me. damn, at this point i'm scared for you

u/chrisg_ · 1 pointr/loseit

You could get a set of BIA scales, I got some on amazon for cheaps:

still, BIA isn't the most accurate, if you can be bothered, get a set of calipers and learn to use them...

u/aww_yeeeee · 1 pointr/leangains

Also, if you want more accurate results you may want to try to find somewhere where they do hydrostatic weighing or using the BodPod.

u/attemptno4 · 1 pointr/funny

This is a bit cheaper.

u/VarthJader · 1 pointr/loseweight

Hmm yeah.

As the mirror can be subjective, I would suggest getting a caliper tool to measure body fat. It might not be that accurate (in terms of calculating actual body fat % but if you are consistent, the changes you see or not will help to more objectively evaluate whether or not you're putting on fat.

And caliper tools are pretty cheap as well (e.g. i have this one

That being said, when it comes to the weight itself, it depends.

If you lower your carb intake, you will see a drop but this is how carbohydrates affect glycogen levels in the muscles.

If you want to lose body fat though, i would suggest staying at this intake for a while, give your body a break for a week or two and then give it another shot.

Or you could do intra week refeeds and have some days where you eat a bit more and some days when you are in a deficit.

Whatever you prefer and works best for u :)

u/MidnightFaculty · 1 pointr/loseit

You'll need to buy a body fat caliper, - One like this. You'll need someone to assist you in checking your body fat, since there are places you need to measure that you can't reach yourself e.g. tricep

u/RecoveringRed · 1 pointr/Fitness

Also, these are cheap and I think relatively accurate. At least for myself, I've tested the measurements with it against hydrostatic measurements and it has been within 1%. I'm sure it can be off by more, but I bet it would be a lot better than anything you will get from visual guesses.

u/Dijinni · 1 pointr/Braincels

Those analyzers are fucking junk. The hand ones especially. If you don't store much fat on your hands naturally it will give you an extremely low body fat percentage or the reverse. They are never very accurate and too fucking expensive.

Buy this

There are free calculators online that will let you measure every inch of your body to get a close to perfect ratio.

u/Taome · 1 pointr/zerocarb

I know it's hard to do but I really suggest ignoring the scale because weight by itself is useless as a measure of body fat. For example, Arnold Schwarzenegger weighed around 235 lbs in contest condition which would put him in the obese category according to standard weight charts even though his body fat was around 8% during competitions. BMI is similarly misleading as a measure of body fat because it also completely fails to take into account how weight is distributed between muscle and body fat. (Schwarzenegger's BMI was around 30% when he was in contest condition, which again puts him in the obese range.)

In other words, what you are really concerned about is not your weight per se but what percent of your weight is body fat. The simplest way to track body fat percentage is to just keep track of how your clothes are fitting, for example, is it becoming easier to button your pants, is bending over in pants that were tight before becoming easier and more comfortable, etc. You can also take photos of yourself in the mirror every two weeks or so in shorts and a crop t-shirt or sports bra to assess your fat mass loss. A simple tailor's measuring tape, e.g, this one from Amazon, can also be used to track belly fat (be careful to use the same location and tape tension/tightness each time).

If you want to be more precise about tracking your body fat %, you can try skinfold calipers, for example, these from Amazon are a bit over $6 and will be perfectly adequate for your purposes. Read the instructions thoroughly, practice a bit so you get the hang of using them, then use them every week or two.

Aside from checking how your clothes fit, try to limit yourself to using whatever other method(s) you use to track fat mass loss to once every week or two because day-to-day changes just aren't going to be measurable. Also keep in mind that it is common for people to gain muscle on a higher protein diet even without trying to do so. This is especially likely to happen if the prior diet was protein-deficient. As a result, weight gain doesn't necessarily mean an increase in fat mass, indeed, it could actually represent increased muscle mass which is a good thing. Again, ask yourself how your clothes are fitting, do you feel stronger and have more energy and stamina?

Anyway, I hope this is useful. Congratulations on getting off the antidepressant and good luck to you.

u/Nutralance · 1 pointr/Fitness

Ok, so maybe it's the body fat sensor these things don't really work. I would get some calipers (

Do you think you look any different? There should be some change in regards to how you looked like at the beginning. In the end it's how you look in the mirror that counts.

u/Arrested · 1 pointr/90daysgoal

Yeah, they cost ~6 bucks on amazon. Here is what I purchased for tracking my measurements.

Body Measuring Tape on Amazon

Calipers on Amazon

u/krayketo · 1 pointr/keto

I've been using these for a few years, not the most accurate probably but as I've lost the weight I can attest that they've been consistent.

u/LifeBeginsAt10kRPM · 1 pointr/leangains

What calipers do you have? This have markings and instructions on them to make it super simple. Does yours have markings?

If not there is still a way but it may be less accurate since it'll depend on you making more measurements so the possibility of making a mistake is higher.. This came up doing a quick Google search, you may want to search more.

progress look good, congrats!

u/Kalivha · 1 pointr/fatlogic

You don't need a B cup anyway, just getting down to an E or F should help a lot. Strengthening your back should also help support them (whether you lose much weight off them or not).

Apparently the Spanish word for caliper is "calibre" so maybe ask about that at your doctor's? This type of thing.

u/Pyrallis · 1 pointr/Fitness

I assume you're referring to a bathroom scale to weigh yourselves, instead of a kitchen scale to weigh your food. (Even then, kitchen scales are good things to have, you should get one if you don't have one already).

Also, are you in North America? You didn't specify.

Generally speaking, a digital scale is going to be better than a mechanical one in both precision and accuracy. I'd stick with digital. If you still can, return your current one. No point in keeping a product you're disappointed with.

Consumer Reports does reviews on bathroom scales. CR does good work. They refuse advertising from product manufacturers, to avoid the appearance of bias in their reviews. They've been around since the 1930s, and they're also behind The Consumerist blog. Their reviews aren't geared toward the enthusiast or high-end hobbyist, but they're great for general product reviews.

I bought a Taylor glass and chrome digital scale after seeing a favorable review of it in CR. I've been happy with it. Mind, CR may have changed or updated their product reviews since I purchased that scale.

In my opinion, checking Consumer Reports should be always be a component of the decision-making process before buying a product.

Two more things to keep in mind. First, your weight is going to fluctuate a lot over time. You probably already knew that. Just making sure. There was a post on Reddit, within the past few months, I think, of someone who weighed himself multiple times a day, for several days, and wrote down the numbers. The amount of variation was amazing. I wanted to find the post again and link you to it, but...I think the Reddit search function doesn't like me. Ever.

Secondly, while you're at it, get a skinfold caliper to measure your bodyfat percentage. That's the more important number. In terms of fitness, your weight without your body fat percentage is useless. The gold standard for finding your BF% is plethysmography--think the Bod Pod™. Minus that, a simple, US$5.00 skinfold caliper will get the job done. I've read that digital BF% meters, which use electrical current resistance, are not very reliable, especially because your level of hydration will skew the results. Skinfold calipers have their flaws, too, but if you learn how to use it well, and apply it consistently, it's best for tracking BF% changes over time.

u/PadyEos · 1 pointr/Fitness

For your age, weight and height and with the level of physical activity SL represents I would say 2500. Maybe 2300 in the first couple of weeks.

You might not lose weight in the first couple of weeks until you progress to any really challenging weight but after that 1-2lb/week of weight loss is to be expected and should be your goal. Much more than 2lb/week isn't healthy.

Btw if you want you can still run and do cardio but only after lifting. It is never advised to do cardio before since you need to be rested before lifting. I personally don't do it but I do play football(soccer) and volleyball for a couple of hours each week.

Be careful to adjust the calories eaten as you lose weight, you should aim for about 300-500 calories under maintenance for your activity level and with as much proteing as you can squeeze in those calories without neglecting other food groups, there are a lot of calorie calculators on the internet that can help:

If the number doesn't seem right after the third week and you don't lose wight slowly lower it until you hit 1-2lb/week in weight loss.

Btw machines that are in the gyms for measuring body fat are inaccurate. Don't trust it.
There are very few ways for accurately measuring body fat and the easiest and cheapest to do at home is with a body fat caliper:

Takes some math but provides CONSISTENT results.

u/sunqueensuri · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I have read from several respected fitness bloggers/writers that a body fat caliper would be a good, affordable option. I got myself one months ago and use it to measure my body fat percentage once every week.

This is the one I have:

Because I log my measurements once every week, I am able to see the numbers drop, which is, frankly, seriously exciting and eye-opening.

Even if it is not accurate to the decimal point, it is still an easy and cheap way for you to self-test and it would be obvious on the caliper if there is, say, a 2mm drop from the last time you measured.



u/MOISTEN_THE_TAINT · 1 pointr/Fitness

Step 1: count calories

Don't change a thing about your diet yet, just track. I use MyFitnessPal because it's easy. Haven't looked at alternatives yet.

Guesstimating is an anti patten, but you know what? It's honestly better than nothing at this point.

Personally I recommend leaving out steps any exercise sessions unless you're doing serious amounts of cardio.

Step 2: WAM (weigh and measure)
Cool, you've tracked for 2-4 weeks. Now, if you cook or meal prep , go on Amazon and buy a food scale. Learn what 4 ounces of chicken looks like. Learn what a tablespoon looks like. Your estimates from the past month will start being far more accurate.

FYI this is the food scale I use. No idea if it's the best, but it does the job:

Step 3: Weigh and measure yourself
Once a week, same time of day and situation. I do It after I poop on Monday morning.

Weight is one measurement, I also recommend a caliper. Depending on your situation, lean muscle mass gain might nullify fat loss. Caliper doesn't lie. Relatively simple so long as you are consistent. Measure multiple areas (chest, iliac crest, arms, thighs).

I bought this caliper:

Step 4: Long haul
You're making a lifestyle change. This isn't "a diet", it's "your diet ". Diet meaning your day in, day out style of eating. Making one better decisions day could mean 500 calories a day. 500 * 7 = 3500, the calories in a pound of fat.

Make allowances

  • eat garbage if you want to. Make it fit your macros.
  • think weekly rather than daily, if you want to go out with coworkers and have some beers, swap out an item tomorrow for a lower calorie item. No big deal.
  • don't be a fucking Nazi. Enjoy life. Long term his is an equation you can balance. Gain 5 - 10 lbs during a Thanksgiving, account for it and realize it'll take 5-10 we is after the new year to lose.

    Sidebar, if your female, account for your cycle and water retention, and a slower rate of fat loss.

u/jbuberel · 1 pointr/Fitness

These devices are based on bio-electrical impedance, just like the hand-held units from manufacturers like Tanita. The problem with all similar devices is that they are very, very sensitive to internal fluid (hydration) levels.

Measuring yourself after eating a bunch of salty foods and then gulping down a gallon of water vs. measuring after a night of alcohol is going to give you very different results. And yet your actual %bf will not have changed at all.

You'd be better off learning how to use one of these on yourself:

Accu-Measure Fitness 3000 Personal Body Fat Tester
by AccuFitness

u/DrNickBurns · 1 pointr/

Those charts are from an Excel spreadsheet I keep updated with the data. In order to get this data, you need a normal scale and a pair of skinfold calipers. Here is a decent pair - once you have those, you can get your body fat percent. Then, by simply weighing yourself you can figure your body fat to lean muscle ratio. There are several different equations you can choose from to determine the body fat %, but once you start with the equation you must measure yourself in that same series of spots every time. Over time you'll see changes, hence the charts above. Which I simply put into Excel and graphed over a year.

u/cleti · 1 pointr/Fitness

They're very inaccurate, but honestly no more inaccurate than posting a picture in the Body Fat Friday threads. Take it with a grain of salt and assume it's wrong; however, if it is your only means, I'd continue using it just as a show of progress. Just don't be like, "The scale says I'm 14%. That means I'm 14%." It should be more like, "The scale says I'm 13% now. I'm probably not, but I still made progress according to my only means of measurement."

I would suggest getting one of these or one of these to measure more accurately. This calculator uses neck and waist (plus hips for women) circumferences to determine body fat levels. This calculator can be set to use a 3 point skinfold test to determine body fat levels.

u/love2go · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

get calipers to measure body fat % from I used this one.

u/appinator · 1 pointr/4hourbodyslowcarb

Well. It happens. You are doing the right thing, add or change the measurements. You gain muscle without exercising what results in weight too of course.
I'm using this caliper:
And the Orbitape.

Also the included book is nice to know where to measure.(It's the same Tim mentioned in his book)

Just keep going next week will be big.

u/greenfan83 · 1 pointr/ketogains

Thanks. Fyi. Ive heard that caliper with the click is not that good. You want to get the one with the spring. It's on sale on amazon right now.

u/Salad_Phallus · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

I'm using this thermometer-- it was suggested by someone in this sub and it's been really great. I think the reason that my temps were funky at the beginning had to do with the fact that I had strep throat :/ I didn't include a temp one day because I had a fever. So I just kind of discount those first few that were all over the map because I was sick. You may still have yet to ovulate; I just started getting fertile CM yesterday so I think I'm getting close. Or maybe you did already! The good news is that you're got all of this new knowledge that you can put into practice next cycle (assuming you don't get your BFP this cycle!). That's how I'm looking at it, anyway :)

u/trekkieminion · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

this is the one I saw A LOT of ladies recommending, so I got it!

My temps are so all over the place. HERE is my chart so you can see what I mean. I finally had it balance the last few days, but I'm hoping i'm gearing up for O this weekend!

I can't wait to see the chart after I've completed one cycle. It'll def make going forward (if I need to) easier!

u/yuriathebitch · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

This one on Amazon, not expensive at all :) It's not any easier to see though! Also, it looks like it only shows the last temp, and the other one is always 97.7. TIL!

u/Goingforthefirst · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

Awesome reply, thank you. No, my cycles are definitely not regular. I had 2 regular ones after coming off the pill in November, then no AF at all for 3 months.

Good idea about the 6am alarm, maybe I'll do that. Not sure my husband will be pleased...I'm also not very good at falling back asleep.

I get up between 5am at 6:30am during the week, and at least 2 hours later than that on the weekends.

I did just buy a "better" BBT thermometer but it hasn't been beeping at the end of the recording. It is the one recommended by this sub here. Not sure what gives...

u/MommaM00 · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

Mabis! You do not need to spend a fortune.

u/Hungry_Albatross · 1 pointr/queerception

Are you taking your temperature to confirm ovulation? A positive opk doesn't guarantee ovulation. Seeing your temp charts could help save $$ before going to the RE for blood tests to confirm ovulation. You can get one on Amazon for about $8. I like the Mabis that saves your temp until you take a new one. But make sure if you order one you get one. BBT are a common scam on Amazon. If you get a different brand than you bought, report it and Amazon will send you a new one. This is mine: MABIS Basal Thermometer, Digital BBT Thermometer, Basal Body Temperature Thermometer For Natural Family Planning, White and Pink

u/123_journey · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

As I commented in response to /u/microboop, it is a ridiculously smooth curve this time around. I've had a temp of exactly 97.77 for 3 of the past 4 days. So I'm a bit suspicious that I need a new thermometer battery, or perhaps a new thermometer. I'm currently using the Generation Guard from Amazon. Should I switch to the MABIS for next cycle, or do you think the one I have will be fine if I just get a new battery for it?

u/WafflefriesAndaBaby · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

Or amazon! St MABIS, Bless her Name is the cheap thermometer of choice for a lot of TFAB.

u/ludajones204 · 1 pointr/TTC_PCOS

Hey ladies, I'm new to charting my temp and recently purchased a thermometer ( this one) but it seems to take forever to get a reading? I'm so used to the almost immediate reading from ear thermometers we have at work, so maybe it is just me?

u/Stryder1025 · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

This is good to know. I thought I was careful when I bought my "Mabis" back in November (after my [email protected] died...) but apparently not. Just realized this morning it says "TopCare" on it.

Might as well just buy from the Briggs link, (though I am so opposed to buying a third BBT in 9 months)! Thanks for the info!

u/thebabyfeverisreal · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

Also from Ontario! Here’s the BBT I bought off ! :)

u/Crossfitandcoffee · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

Mine are consistently below 97 pre-o. I've been told it doesn't really matter as long as there's a shift. Like you, my normal temp at the doctor is around 97.5 ish. No need to freak out about that, but you really should invest in a BBT thermometer for the sake of accuracy. The mabis thermometer is pretty popular around here.

Edit: it's cheap, too :)

u/nachtkaese · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

Question: I ordered a Mabis thermometer (this guy ) and it just came in - I'd like to start temping next cycle. The package says "ORAL USE ONLY" - I can still use it to temp vaginally, yeah?

Also ARGH - I'm early in the TTC process and have decided to let myself be a little bit silly/naive/super hopeful and testing like...a lot even though I haven't even menstruated once post IUD removal. I had a horrifically terrible race yesterday (women who I usually finish with LAPPED ME) and was like...hmmm maybe... so I tested this morning and THERE WAS NO CONTROL LINE AND I'M OUT OF PEE.

u/woolensweatertime · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

Yup, just used the same BBT thermometer (this one).

Now that I go back and look at it, it does say it's for oral use, but I'm not sure what the difference would be. Maybe manufacturers need to do different testing to get them approved for different body parts? I'm not too worried.

u/trying_for_baby_coop · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

DMI Basal Digital Thermometer from Amazon. I got it as an add on for less than $5 (regularly ~$15). Doesn't have stellar reviews but not too and either... looks like the 1 stars are reading low, but so far I've had no problems. I just needed to get one and start charting!

u/healing_mystic · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

I use the MABIS bbt thermometer. Which do you use?

u/Looseit · 1 pointr/loseit

I love this question! I have no idea if it's possible. Though here is a scale amazon has that goes to 550. And it talks too, apparently.
talking scale

u/Stickel · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals
u/bubba_shubba · 1 pointr/

is it hard to do by oneself? got any good calisthenics besides pushups/situps? i tried for the third time to get into going to the gym, and failed horribly. I can't stand it. I love doing cardio but really need to put on some muscle, and aside from taking up rock climbing (which I've tried, didn't like it) I'm not sure what else I can do.

I thought maybe you had one of these bad boys, which don't seem like too bad of a deal

u/pabloec20 · 1 pointr/loseit

until they to the point where i was at i controlled my weigth and body mass with one of those ( and the only way i would loose weigth was eating only lean meats, even one week of lettuce and meat would plateau my fat reduction. I had no energy for anything and lost my job.

u/Funfundfunfcig · 1 pointr/fatlogic

Also sedentary most of the time and I believe my number is somewhat correct. Of course I burn more on my training days, but 1600-1700 number is what my scale suggests. That number could be wrong (I have this scale), but it works for me and my daily calorie count since I don't lose or gain weight. But I admit I could easily be mistaken for cca. 10%, so...

u/yobsmezn · 1 pointr/keto

As previous respondent notes, they're fairly flawed, but maybe the best one is this model, which uses handgrips as well as the foot plate to measure a small current running through your body.

Will be more accurate than most. Assume it can be found on as well.

u/conMan76 · 1 pointr/loseit

Yeah. Some scales differ quite a lot depending on the surface it stands on. In my bathroom I could have a difference of up to 3-4 lbs just by moving it around.

Ended up buying this one. No problem since.

u/greatkat80s · 1 pointr/fasting

i would suggest the omron body scale since it measures both upper and lower body.... as with most things the trend line is more important than individual readings

Omron Body Composition Monitor with Scale - 7 Fitness Indicators & 90-Day Memory

u/mike413 · 1 pointr/Fitness
u/mojowen · 1 pointr/Fitness

I used the Omron Full Body Scale. It fluctuates +/- 3% but you can definitely spot a trend and improvement.

It tracks all this stuff - plus gives you BMI and your daily caloric intake.

u/mtaylo · 1 pointr/loseit

Throw out all the numbers now, and start again. Use ONE scale to log your progress.

I believe bathroom scales vary in general. One of the first things I did when I started prioritizing my health, was invest in a decent scale with enough capacity to accommodate me (I was well over 360lbs at the time) - and by "invest" I mean "spent $35 on scale with good reviews on Amazon"

Since then, I've used that scale and only that scale to log my body weight. I generally only weight in once every 7-14 days. Weight loss is a slow process (and it gets slower as your progress).

I found, for me, it was a lot more productive make an effort not to think about my diet, but rather, make it a part of my new lifestyle. I tried disconnected myself from the process, and weighing in less frequently was one of the tools that personally helped me do that.

Keep in mind: body weight is not the best barometer for health. People often ask me about my "weight loss" and I'll sometimes politely correct them by saying my goal isn't to "lose weight", but rather, "lower my body fat".

Obviously getting a body fat analysis every month isn't practical - so sometimes the scale is the only convenient way to track progress - but don't let that number torture you. Lowering your body fat is math and science. If you're doing things right the scale still might not move every day, or every week... but have faith, it will.

u/YJLTG · 1 pointr/loseit

I've been using this one ever since I started my weight loss regimen. It's delightfully accurate - I weighed myself in the morning, went to the doctor's office, and had the same weight on his balance scale. It rounds off to the nearest .2, but I'm really happy with how it works. Be sure to read the instructions if you get it; you can calibrate each time you use it.

It might be a bit pricey, but with something as important in your life as weight (i.e. the little changes that keep you going), it's totally worth the money.

Additionally, it lets you clearly see the huge fluctuations caused by water weight if you weigh yourself on a daily basis. Again, though, read the directions to get the best use of it.

u/ChopinLives81 · 1 pointr/keto

This one

Also I keep it in my bedroom.

u/wilysushi · 1 pointr/keto

I just got this one (EatSmart Precision), and am really happy with it. It is very consistent, and you don't have to tap it and wait to turn it on.

u/billrobertson42 · 1 pointr/keto

This scale is really good. You have to step on it and then step off and let it power down and then weigh yourself (need to calibrate first). After that it's really accurate. The reason that the daily weigh in works for me is that it gives me a chance to think about what I did right or wrong the previous day (or two). I don't worry if I tick up a tiny bit on a given day or stay flat for several days. I like the tight feedback loop.

u/telechronn · 1 pointr/keto

I use an Eatsmart Scale. Affordable and accurate. Goes up to 440 IIRC.

u/Eloiseriley · 1 pointr/loseit

I use a basic digital scale by EatSmart. It's relatively cheap, easy to use, attractive looking, and so far seems really accurate. I love it and their customer service seems amazing so I'm not too worried about it breaking anytime soon.

Here's a link to my scale on Amazon

u/ChaoticHungry · 1 pointr/loseit

This is the scale I bought though the price might be higher than what you're looking for. I'm very satisfied with the purchase. It's easy to use (just step on to it) and the readout is large and bright.

u/bonjoe · 1 pointr/loseit

I purchased this one a few weeks ago. I love the fact that you don't have to wait for the scale to zero out, and it has a backlit display:

u/guitar1969 · 1 pointr/keto

You don't have to spend that kind of cash to get a good scale. This is the one I have and its very accurate:

If you look at all of these Eatsmart scales, they all get very good reviews - and the reviews are in the thousands so they are very popular

u/didnotwanttoregister · 1 pointr/loseit

I bought this one and love it.

u/Dandeman321 · 1 pointr/loseit

Same thing happened to me. Although in the other way. I thought I was 20 pounds lighter than what I really was... It was sure disheartening going from thinking I was 195 to actually being 215. I bought this as a result. It matches up with the scale at work and a large, high quality mechanical one at gym.

u/idunnowhyohwhy · 1 pointr/keto
u/contrarian · 1 pointr/loseit
u/le_danse_macabre · 1 pointr/trueloseit

Sounds like we might have the same scale! I have the EatSmart something or other... let me find it on Amazon.

That's good to know. I'm looking forward to being under 330 as that's the weight limit for the WiiFit scale and I always found that to be pretty accurate when I used it before.

u/Angby · 1 pointr/keto

I just replaced ours as it wasn't very consistent. I got this one and it's works great and very consistent. It was within 1 pound of my doctor's big fancy one.

u/therightclique · 1 pointr/keto

I just bought this scale from Amazon.

If I weight myself (wearing the same thing) 3 times in 5 minutes, I'll get 3 different weights, with as much as 8 pounds difference.

The thing is rated for 440lbs, which I'm more than 100lbs under, and I'm not moving it or standing in a different way each time. It's on a stable, hard, linoleum floor. It went completely batshit when I tried to use it on carpet.

If you make a scale, please make sure it can do the one thing it's supposed to do.

u/johannz · 1 pointr/keto

Scale recommendation:

Goes up to 440 so not quite in range yet but soon.

u/Omnitographer · 1 pointr/keto

It goes to 440lbs, more than i needed, but i needed one that went over 350lbs. I've found it to be quite accurate, repeated weighing come in the same, unlike the scale i got at walmart that would very several pounds within the same 5 minute span.

u/BabyMonkeyJR · 1 pointr/Fitness

Question about weight scales what type measures more accurately, a normal weight scale or a digital weight scale? Also I was planning on picking up this scale soon and was wondering if anyone he has had one

u/anothergoodbook · 1 pointr/keto

I just bought an [Ozeri Touch] ( I've only had it 2 days, but it's giving me the same weight at the nice medical scale we've got at school. It's the body fat %, but I have no idea how accurate that is.

u/keysgohere · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I use this scale. I'm not sure how accurate it is; one day I'll be at 16.5%BF and the next I'll be at 17%BF. It also gives you water % and muscle %.

u/needketohelp · 1 pointr/keto

Thanks for the reply!

I currently use this digital bathroom scale and also a digital kitchen scale from the same company. Both have very good reviews on amazon, so I always assume my data is pretty accurate when entering it on MFP.

As for pre-prepared foods, I think this low carb pita bread is the only one I eat 1-3 times a week, and I even sometimes cut it in half making it 2 net carbs instead of 4 (I use it to make tiny pizzas) along with 1tbsp low carb pasta sauce which I guess is also considered pre-prepared food.

I already eat lots of eggs, meat, cheese, salmon, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower and lettuce. Sometimes half a medium-sized tomato in salad with creamy cucumber dressing. I can't stand avocados (or rather, have no clue how to make it taste good by my standards) so I stay away from it. I suppose I could start using oil more though.

u/Volv · 1 pointr/loseit

I use this one and no complaints. Hard flat surface definetly the way to go.

I put it away after use which seems to throw it off slightly and I find the first time I stand on it it shows around a kilo or so heavy. But subsequent measures are fine and consistent.

Gives Body Fat / Water weight estimate as well as storing different user profiles.

u/peppermintButlerr · 1 pointr/keto

I recently bought this scale (when it was 20% off!):

I really like it. It's very close to my weight at the doctor's office. It looks nice. It calculates a few other things but I'm unsure about the accuracy. The body fat percentage is right on with using the online calculators that guess based on measurements but I've not had it measured with a more accurate method.

u/Wanderlust917 · 1 pointr/BulkOrCut

I use this calipers, it's as good as they get I think.

Also if you have some extra $$, you might consider a scale that can test for body fat. I have this one and recommend it.

u/redavid · 1 pointr/loseit

I use this Eatsmart one, which is $50, and have had no problems with it.

But Eatsmart has cheaper ones if you just want something that gives your weight without estimating body fat %, muscle mass %, and such. I'm sure they're just as accurate.

u/WhatShouldIWearToday · 1 pointr/proED

I've been using this for years and love it.

u/sonubha · 1 pointr/Fitness

I'm male, 30 year old and 5'6". When I started my fat loss journey (on April 15), my stats were
Weight : 161.8 lbs, body fat - 20.8 % ( fat - 33.65 lb) , muscle mass % - 41.9% (muscle weight - 67.79 lb)

My current stats (on June 2, around 8 weeks later )are
Weight : 152.4 lbs, body fat - 18.5% ( fat - 29.19 lb), muscle mass % - 43.1% (muscle weight - 65.58 lb)

Fat loss -> 33.65 - 29.19 = 4.46 lb
Muscle loss -> 67.79 - 65.58 = 2.21 lb
Total Fat + muscle weight loss -> 4.46 + 2.21 = 6.67
So total weight loss -> 161.8 - 152.4 = 9.4 lb
Unaccounted weight loss -> 9.4 - 6.67 = 2.7 lb

So I've three questions :

  1. Am I losing too much muscle or is it within the limits?
  2. Is the unaccounted weight loss is loss of glycogen and water weight and will be replenished as soon as I stop cutting? or is there any other reason for it?
  3. Is Reddit PPL fine for cutting?

    Edit: I use this machine to measure above values. I know it might be wrong but till now it has given consistent values.
u/wombatzilla · 1 pointr/progresspics

Do you have a body fat% scale? I have one (and granted they're all a little inaccurate) and it shows my body fat and muscle mass % which really motivates me. I know it's not 100% accurate but the percentages changing over time IS accurate. Mine was pretty cheap too and gets great reviews on amazon:

There are different ones on there too.

I also just bought a garmin vivofit band to count my steps and I love it.

u/IllegalBeaver · 1 pointr/xxketo

I always track my weight using one scale only because of this. My parents have a medical scale but I'm always a different number on theirs than mine. The instructions with my digital scale say to calibrate it each time it's picked up off the floor.
Also, take up measuring yourself as well. You can remain the same weight and still drop in inches which is always nice to see.

u/wavecontrol · 1 pointr/loseit

I have the EatSmart

It's accurate within .2lbs and gives consistent reassuring results that are very important when you want to see your day to day/ week to week progress.

I have another from target, but with it, I'm only confident that I'm +/- 3lbs of what it reads and that is annoying if you are trying to hit goals every week.

u/jono20 · 1 pointr/Fitness

To be clear, they all suck, there is no way to accurately measure this stuff, but this one that you can find on Amazon tends to be quite consistent in its measures:

EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale

u/imaplatypuswithwings · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. This blanket because I'm a tiny bit obsessed with Harry Potter.

  2. This scale because it gives a lot more information than just weight which is more helpful in the weightless process. It would be helpful to know how my body fat/muscle/water weight/etc. is being impacted when my weight doesn't seem to be moving the way I'd like.

  3. This artwork because I'm also a little obsessed with The Legend of Zelda.

  4. This dress because it's perfect for valentine's day.

  5. This because it looks cute and comfy.

    Your boss sounds great, and you do too. Thanks for hosting this :)
u/DarumaRed · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I purchased this one last December at the mid-point of a diet, and still use it today. Multiple readings are consistent, and it looks pretty sleek too. It'll let you punch in user profiles, and gives lots of helpful readings. I track weight and percent body fat. Highly recommend.

u/darkwingdck · 1 pointr/Fitness

I purchased an EatSmart scale some time ago and love it. It is fast to give weight and the body fat is always the same as the handheld tool that my gym has. I highly recommend it.

u/Wooshar · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have this one on my wedding registry :]

u/Lanfear57 · 1 pointr/loseit

Yyou might consider changing the batteries before buying a new one. I know my scale goes stupid when the batteries are low. Which happens way more often than it should because apparently I have a ghost who likes to try to weigh in frequently too.

I have a weight watchers scale that I got through my credit card rewards program, I don't think the particular model is made anymore, but I've heard good things about the other weight watchers models too.

When I get a new one, I'm probably going to get this or another by the same brand. My mother has had one of that brand for ages and it still works great and she loves it. Also no waiting for it to be ready to use - it's just step on.

u/glitterkittie · 1 pointr/xxfitness

Mine is exactly in line with the caliper one that my trainer did on me. It also doesn't fluctuate much. Thus, even if it was off, at least it's not fluctuating so that I can see how much body fat I'm losing or gaining. I have this one.

u/BuzzTheToy · 1 pointr/loseit

When I got mine I did some research on what was the top rated at the time and this is the one that I got, price has dropped on it quite a bit too.

u/Seyeght · 1 pointr/keto

I use this scale. I know it is a little more than most, but it went up to 400 lbs, (important for me) and the company has a full no-bullshit return policy, seriously read through some of the comments.

u/Dominathan · 1 pointr/loseit
u/liamquips · 1 pointr/loseit

So we got the EatSmart Precision GoFit Digital Body Fat Scale- really like it. Sorry it took so long to post this, I forgot about it for a bit :-)

u/lorean · 1 pointr/bjj

Bought this one a couple weeks ago to replace my FitBit scale. Loving it!

u/Jinxii83 · 1 pointr/keto

I've had this one for four years, still going just as good as the day I bought it. You can set up multiple user profiles for the body fat % thing too which is nice. I just noticed theres a coupon on there for 25% off as well.. so it's really cheap now! I paid $60.

u/AgentFreckles · 1 pointr/loseit
u/lamp42 · 1 pointr/Fitness

its not so much about if i can afford it but what I want to spend my money on....i think this kinda purchase is the hardest haha

but thanks for your help im just gonna research around. just so im clear this is the one youre talking about right?

u/aLeakyAbstraction · 1 pointr/leangains

I'd suggest purchasing a Bio Impedance scale to help keep track of your body fat percentage. It's not perfect in that it can be off from time-to-time, but as long as you measure at the same time of day each week you'll get a roughly consistent measurement. This way you can eat more and know if you're gaining muscle or just gaining more fat (at least to a degree).

Below is the one I purchased a few years ago but seems like there's a lot of options now so you may want to do some research.

I've gotten official DEXA scans which is the most accurate way to measure BF% according to many but costs $45 each time. The scale above was off by about 0.6% BF when compared to my DEXA scan. Eg. My scale said I was 10%, but the DEXA reflected 10.6%. No food or water before either measurement.

Outside of that, make sure you're getting enough protein (many studies suggest between 0.82g of protein per pound of body weight is the max your body can utilize, but some prefer to go by 1.0g per pound of body weight).

Hope this helps.

u/fco83 · 1 pointr/loseit

Ive been looking at scales as well. The eatsmart line seems to have a bunch of great reviews on amazon, but i'm not entirely sure if its worth stepping up to one of their models with more features (like this one )

u/lovepump1 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I'd guess maybe 15%? I mean, it depends - are you fit with just a bit of fat on top, or...? You can get an electronic scale that will tell you.

like this one:

u/LeaneGenova · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I use this one:

It seems to work really well, and it's accurate at all weights, I've found. It's apparently the highest rated on Amazon, which also tells you something. :)

u/Xaxafrad · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Digital scales have a minimum threshold for measuring a difference in quantity. For example, this scale lists a graduation of 0.1kg.

u/KnuffCed · 1 pointr/intermittentfasting

Yeah, it sounds like you need a new scale 🤔

I got mine on Amazon and it has 4 sensors. As long as I have it on a hard surface it doesn't matter how I stand on it. I even tried weighing myself multiple times standing differently every time and it always settles on the same weight down to the 1/10th of a pound. If you're interested, here's the link.

u/AvianDB · 1 pointr/loseit
u/Cecilgene · 1 pointr/loseit

I use this one. It's been really great.

u/yungpandulce · 1 pointr/loseit

This is the one I bought. It's very straight forward, only $19, accurate, available for Amazon Prime shipping, and no-frills. Also, lots of good reviews.

u/Fit-irl · 1 pointr/gainit

I'm pretty satisfied with mine, here's the link:

I shot a video and posted to YouTube doing the test you described above. (I shot landscape don't know wtf happened) and I got the same number each time.

u/Brek_Shea · 1 pointr/gainit

This lil’ guy has been with me since the beginning. He’s cheap and accurate up to the first decimal.

u/AlexJMurphysLaw · 1 pointr/loseit

I've been using this since February and it's been solid -


u/skinnylove73 · 1 pointr/proED
u/JustARogue · 1 pointr/Fitness

I have this one:

$18.88 with free 2day shipping with Prime.

u/1337_carbon · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Nah, get one used. Etekcity Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale With Step-On Technology, 400 Lb, Body Tape Measure Included, Elegant Black

Thatd probably work for your glass mousepad

u/Rashkh · 1 pointr/loseit

I bought this scale for weighing myself around February of last year. Works great, super quick, and dirt cheap.

I've also bought this food scale in May and it's also been working great for food, tea, and coffee measurements. Being very cheap also helped. It's smaller than it looks though and so may not work for you.

u/masiad · 1 pointr/loseit

Hey thanks! I do plan to eventually do it. I actually went to the gym a few weeks ago... wanted to start up a regular schedule for it, but haven't had the motivation to go again.

I use the scale listed below, but it's clear as opposed to black (not like it really matters).

u/Ounceman · 1 pointr/loseit

If you’re standing on it the same way, in the exact same spot, it shouldn’t do that. The digital scale I have gives me the exact same weight no matter how many times I step on and off. And I like that once it locks in, the number locks until a few seconds after I step off. So I don’t have to even look down until I’ve been on there a few seconds looking straight ahead.

For what it’s worth this is the one I’ve used the past 15 months with 100% consistency, no calibration needed.

Etekcity Scale

u/annodomini · 1 pointr/Fitness

I was recently shopping for a scale, and had some of the same questions.

I've heard the ones that try to estimate bodyfat percentage (or anything else besides weight) are extremely inaccurate, so it's probably not worth it. If you want to track bodyfat, using calipers and a 3 site skinfold test, and being consistent about the 3 sites and how you perform it, will give you better relative measure of your own bodyfat percentage than the scales that use bioelectrical impedance (BIA) to estimate body composition. The skinfold test isn't particularly accurate for absolute bodyfat measurements (comparing your bodyfat to someone else's), but it is much better at estimating change over time than BIA (notice in the link I provided, for changes over time, BIA was the worst of all of the methods tested, including BMI). Even still, the error over time in the skinfold test is in the range of 4%, so it's not very good for tracking whether you've gone from 20% to 18%, but it would do fine for tracking a change from 25% to 15% if you test it once every couple of months.

Based on that, I decided to find the cheap scale that seemed to be the most accurate according to reviews and had a nice visible display. This one fit the bill; it does one thing, tell you your weight, and seems accurate enough.

You don't need that much precision, as your bodyweight will fluctuate throughout the day due to water weight, how recently you've eaten and how recently you've taken a dump, etc. A rolling average of a couple of days measurements is always going to be better than a single measurement.

u/Avaries · 1 pointr/xxketo

I've been using a scale I got from 'Etekcity' on amazon for $15 (currently at $18) and it's been working wonderful! Definitely one of my more favorite scales, especially for it being so cheap.

u/Kasegauner · 1 pointr/keto

I got this one off Amazon a while back. Highly rated, fairly cheap, pretty accurate in my experience.

u/alvfrn · 1 pointr/Minoxbeards

Maybe your blood pressure is low, this is a known side effect from minoxidil use. To make sure your blood pressure is below average you should buy one of these

u/Cadyus · 1 pointr/hypertension

Wrist cuffs are typically less accurate than upper arm cuffs because it is measuring a smaller artery. I'd recommend getting a reliable home BP monitor, like this one, so you can measure your BP without the doctor's office anxiety. It really gave me peace of mind!

u/Mereviel · 1 pointr/steroids

Anyone here used a electronic BP cuff and can verify its accuracy? I was looking at this one on amazon and thinking of buying it in conjuction with a manual one also.

u/Theageofplague · 1 pointr/steroids

Omron BP742N 5 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

u/linvmiami · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

Thanks a lot for your answer. Side question.

I've purchased this blood pressure meter and the results it's giving me vary a lot from reading to reading. Is that normal? (i've gotten a range like: 142-121 & 69-75)

u/tlacualerozacatal · 1 pointr/Fitness

Get a blood pressure monitor, like this (

I used to have the same symptoms and beyond only weighting 210 lbs, almost the same physical work and high streess (but in México).

Checked for my blood pressure and after one week of two times a day measuring, kidney ultrasound and heart ecograph, the doctor Dx as "high blood pressure", give me a daily pill Rx (Olmesartan ).

I have now two months without symptoms, my daily life is much better, no headaches, no wear out feeling after hard work day, not exausted, my sleep hours and quality have improved.

(english if not my first language, in case you fail to notice)

u/ArtisticKittens · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

My BP has been high at doctors appointments, and I've learned it is just me being there. My OB did tell me to take a baby Aspirin every day as a precaution since it is not super high. I did purchase my own BP monitor from Amazon this one and it saves the last 100 readings. I have never had protein in my urine but they do have it on my chart to monitor this and my BP closely.

u/GoBlueGriff · 1 pointr/progresspics

Thanks so much unbelievable I really appreciate it!

Correct, I weighed in the first couple times at the hospital scale until I got this scale Its awesome (tho not SUPER accurate) but if a scale for those kind of numbers is needed this is the one to get hands down

Thanks again!

u/ForeverAWino · 1 pointr/loseit

I use this one:

I got it for Christmas and I checked it's accuracy with hand weights. I really like that it bluetooth connects to my phone to sync my weight. Not that you couldn't just manually in put it in 3 seconds or anything lol.

u/FunnyBunny1313 · 1 pointr/infertility

I’m with you!! I’m a pretty normal-sized 5’4.5” person, but I weigh 145. I keep comparing myself to the size I was when I got married at 22 (125lbs), and I tend to be on the higher BMI side. But I’m very strong for being a woman/my size so I try to remember that :)

This is the scale I have! I’ve had it for two years and I like it a lot. The app is pretty good and of course it connects to health kit if you’re and apple person.

u/HighlyEdgeMecated · 1 pointr/keto

I ordered Greater Good's Weight Guru:

I looked at the ones you suggested but chose this one bc of price and current rating/reviews. I hope it works as well as the ones you suggested.
My husband does not use MyFitnessPal. He uses Fitbit.
One of the cons I read is that is didn't sync to MFP, but they very recently made it so it can sync to Fitbit and THEN to MFP.
Once we get it I'll see if I can do that and let you know how it goes.

u/knitlyfe · 1 pointr/keto

I just went on Amazon and wound up getting the nicest one that was under $50, which is this one: (sorry I'm on mobile so I can't make that look nicer >.< ) Sometimes the app is buggy but the scale seems pretty accurate, not too far off from the doctor's last I went. Really though you just need something to help you track the trend: is your weight generally going up or down kind of thing. A lot of times (and I'm sure you've heard this already) you'll lose inches before you lose weight, so in that respect no scale is an accurate measure of how much fat is on your body. And you can get a little tape measure from Walmart for less than $2 lol.

u/mlpjunior · 1 pointr/keto

It's the Weight Gurus app. I bought their scale and it's terrific. I weigh in every morning before I get in the shower, and the scale connects to my phone automatically to upload the results. It also tracks BMI, Body Fat, Lean Mass, Bone Mass, and Water Weight. The best part is that it's only $60.

Here's the Amazon link:

u/Cjo1992 · 1 pointr/fitbit

I have this one that has integration with the Fitbit app.

u/TeeckleMeElmo · 1 pointr/Fitness

This is the scale I have. It can link to your smartphone with bluetooth and record results every day automatically when you step onto it if your phone is on and in range. It also measures body fat. I don't know how accurate it is but its been picking up that i've been losing body fat. Hope this helps

u/cleanenergy425 · 1 pointr/loseit

I did a ton of research and have had this scale for a year and a half and LOVE it:

u/KrakC · 1 pointr/keto

LOVE this one

Bluetooth Smart Body Fat Scale by...

u/heathbarrrr · 1 pointr/intermittentfasting

I just recently bought the Weight Gurus scale from amazon, i think we spent $55 on it? it has an app that you can connect via bluetooth and it sends all the metrics to your phone and creates a neat little graph. i had a body fat scan in the doctors office and my scale was about 2% off. so it's not 100% reliable but you can't expect to get that kind of technology for a bathroom scale under $100. :) but it gives you your weight, body fat %, muscle mass, bone, and hydration levels. scale

u/FuckTheAdmins · 1 pointr/AppleWatch

Just received this one from WeightGurus as a Christmas present. I've only been using it with Apple Health, but it says it supports FitBit too. Does FitBit support HealthKit?

u/chasonreddit · 1 pointr/leangains

I've got one of these. Very similar.

In terms of body fat % it is pretty inaccurate. I suspect that it uses a lot of weight distribution assumptions to work from limited input with height and weight. So if you are short, dense and have lower bf% it can be way off. Mine is usually off by 10% compared to a professional InBody scan.

u/Nomdeplum73 · 1 pointr/keto
u/velders01 · 1 pointr/fatlogic

Que? lol, i got a cheap one.

As I've said in my other comment, the scale is largely to keep the worst from occurring. There's no need for an overtly sophisticated machine. Either way, even the $130-150+ scales aren't anywhere close to accurate with bf% anyway from my understanding.

I'll know I'm in the shape I want to be in because I'll hopefully have abs again in the next few months. Won't need a scale to tell me that.

u/Eat2Live2Run · 1 pointr/orangetheory

I have this one and love it! It does BF% as well as weight and remembers up to 8 different users. Syncs via bluetooth with the app on my phone and then you can set it to automatically update to other apps such as FitBit and MFP. Its all I can imagine needing in a scale.

u/PositivePh · 1 pointr/xxketo

We got this one as a milestone reward and I love it. Several looked good, but this one Auto synced for multiple users ( and can push to mfp). One unique thing is that it also keeps data private between users. My husband and I both use it, but he still has no idea what my numbers are ( thank goodness)!

u/greatcanadianbeaver · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

Yep I got a new thermometer two months ago, switch to vaginally temping and it went wrong. I got a this from amazon which had fairly good reviews. Right around O it started giving stupidly low temperatures around 86F. I contacted customer support and they informed me that I was probably using it incorrectly. Since then I found this website which lets you check to see if reviews are real or not. Turns out most of the reviews on that thermometer are fake. What I did was switch back to my old thermometer, mid-cycle just so at least I had data.

u/baileyfaze · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

Thanks for the recommendations! I'm still getting the forbidden page for the thermometer wiki.

Sounds like the [email protected] fits my needs. The only [email protected] BBT thermometer I'm finding on Amazon looks like it's been discontinued/it's unavailable. I'm also finding this non-BBT one.

Do you have one of these?

u/YarnBard · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

I'm really glad to hear no one feels temping is a hassle! You're definitely helping me lean towards temping.. I see a BBT then thermometer purchase in my future (this one, probably:

u/rrjems220 · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

> what thermometer are you using?

I use this [email protected] one. It is a lot more expensive than a lot, but I absolutely love it. Plus, it came with a nice case that I use for all my TTC stuff.
> Where did you get it?

> How long does it take to give you a result?

I'm not sure how long it takes to read, because I tend to pass out again until it beeps.

> Does it remember multiple readings?

It remembers up to 60 readings (including date and time) which is super helpful because I always forget to enter and just do so on a weekly basis.

>What do you like and dislike about yours?

Like: Big, backlit display, memory. Dislike: Almost 3x as expensive as alternatives.

>Should I go for one that gives two-decimal readings?

>And does anyone prefer something else over FertilityFriend to chart temps?

I love the no-frills, analytical feel of FF.

u/Ginger_1989 · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

I'm the same way. I get so stressed out and my husband is hardly ever stressed. He's always the one making jokes and having to calm me down.

This is the thermometer I ordered from Amazon. I like this one because you can go back to old temps, it has a blacklight, and it comes in a nice box to keep it in.

u/LadyLatitude · 1 pointr/infertility

WHAT THE FUCK GUYS?! I bought a new thermometer online, this one, mostly because it's backlit. I started using it about a month ago. And I swear it's not recording my temperature properly! I'm only in my second cycle taking my temperature, but here are my charts: December and current. I started using the new thermometer on the 15th of December.

I'm a very regular ovulator. I almost always detect an OPK surge on CD13 a couple of times on CD14. I didn't take Clomid or any other treatment this cycle, and I didn't monitor with OPKs either. We're just taking a month off between RE's. What do you guys think?

u/bunchacruncha16 · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

here to share my hub & i also got married in august 2012 and once i get my first period off BCP we're trying :) i ordered this basal thermometer and no complaints. good luck!

u/AntisocialDiggle · 1 pointr/TTChealthy

I got this scale on Amazon it tells me what my muscle gain and other stuff is. It really helped me when I would struggle with not seeing the loss I wanted to see. It stores that in an app too so you can compare. I don't use the app so much now but when I was going hardcore it was great.

u/SoulSapiency · 1 pointr/ketogains

I have this one, and I actually like it a lot.

1byone Bluetooth Body Fat Scale with IOS and Android App Smart Wireless Digital Bathroom Scale for Body weight, Body Fat, Water, Muscle Mass, BMI, BMR, Bone Mass and Visceral Fat, White

u/nicolepatenaude · 1 pointr/StrongCurves

I bought mine on amazon. I’ll upload the page from amazon and you can see if you can get it in the UK. It’s nice because it’s Bluetooth and all the stats go right into the phone. I only paid around 25 dollars US too. Bluetooth scale

u/danielnewsome723 · 1 pointr/SwingDancing

I have one of these:

And it will tell you if you are gaining fat, muscle or retaining water, and allow you to track a graph over time. Very handy to see if you are gaining muscle, or just eating more because of increased appetite due to exercise.

Also, any kind of bent leg posture like African dance or Lindy Hop will shorten the hamstrings and cause lower back pain. It's just something you need to keep counteracting with stretching.

u/DomesticSlacker · 1 pointr/fitness30plus

I have this one and I have been happy with it. It may not be as nice as you want, but it was a good starter scale at $30 for me. The app is old looking, but it keeps a history.

u/lilhotpocket93 · 1 pointr/MiasBedroom

🎀spoil me, and I'll spoil you too!🎀

8 kik for later sessions in exchange for this scale

1 kik for later session includes 15 photos and 5 videos

Will accept amazon gc, or can purchase straight from my wish list

u/DellamorteDelamoar · 1 pointr/weightroom

I recently got this one. It does the job and costs much less than the comparable ones I found at Target (even the one I bought a few years ago--fuck that thing).

u/8-BitBaker · 1 pointr/loseit

You can get a food scale and a real scale online fairly cheap, so hopefully you won't have to save up too long! Amazon has them for as low as $8 with good reviews as well as actual scales for around $18. If you buy a 'slightly' more expensive scale, that would push the order to $25, which would qualify it for free shipping.

I hope this helps (and might help with saving)! A food scale is definitely the most important thing, but having an accurate scale can be really good for morale as well. I definitely think this journey would be much harder if I couldn't weigh myself at least once a week.

u/IthacanPenny · 1 pointr/wls

I had one of those. I used to average my various weights that it gave from stepping on and back off.

I highly recommend this scale from amazon. Only $16.80, and free one day shipping from prime. It is super precise (though I find it tells me I'm about 1.5lbs heavier than the doctor's scale, but consistently).

u/amandalibre · 1 pointr/loseit

I had one that was giving me a different result every time I stepped on the scale. I bought this one on a whim after getting tired of reading contradicting Amazon reviews and it's surpassed my wildest expectations.

u/nkdeck07 · 1 pointr/FirstTimeTTC

Use the iSnow one on amazon ( Backlit, stores a bunch of temps and even can set an alarm on it. Plus it's the only user interface that hasn't sucked for me. It is a bit pricier though

Does your vicks one go out to two decimal places? If not it's not accurate enough for this use

u/Pouty_Cat · 1 pointr/TFABChartStalkers

Thank you :)
My whole life my periods were usually regular but then i would have the odd one that seemed extremely late. It never really worried me though.
It feels like as soon as we really started trying my periods got weird and my cycles seemed dry. We decided to start temping in Feb as well because up until then we hadn't had any luck, which I know we haven't really being trying that long but still, it got me worried so I decided to start temping to get a better picture of what was going on with my body. For the longest time I felt like my temp's were just out of wack completely, only lately have they followed any sort of pattern. Maybe it was my body trying to ovulate then failing, and trying again and so on. I'm really not sure.
Are you temping the same time every day and is your thermometer a BBT? I use this one and I love it because it has an alarm so I check my temp at exactly the same time everyday.

Do you have any trouble sleeping? I'm a notorious bad sleeper, I have a lot of anxiety at bedtime for some reason. Since late March I have tried really hard not to worry at night and actually get a good nights rest, maybe that helped?

TTC can be really frustrating, my whole life I was expecting it to happen within the first few try's. Now I feel like every woman around me is on baby #1 or #2 :|

I wish you all the best too!

u/keelyjayful · 1 pointr/keto

I have one from renpho that automatically connects with my fitbit dashboard and in turn myfitnesspal. I'm not sure how accurate it is but it does 11 body measures. My only issue with it is that based on my age and height, it wants me down to 106 - 129 lbs as the standard. I would not look healthy at 106.

u/mox1979 · 1 pointr/intermittentfasting

Also a fan of And to anyone looking at the site, want to automate the data entry, but don't want to spend $130+ on a scale, there are other options. For example, I use this scale:

And their app syncs with my fitbit account, which in turn syncs with No need for an actual fitbit or their scale.

As for CICO, and I'm genuinely curious, but if you're not hitting your goals, what other options are available to you besides eating less (CI) or exercising more (CO)?

u/Roly113 · 1 pointr/orangetheory

I have that one too and it was relatively close to the Dexa scans that my husband and I both had done last week.

RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale...

u/Nosfermarki · 1 pointr/gainit

I'd say somewhere between 20-23%. I bought a scale on Amazon that gives all sorts of data, including bf%. It had pretty good reviews including one comparing the scale readings to fancy pants hospital scales. It seems pretty accurate so far.

u/Mett25 · 1 pointr/xxfitness

My fiancee bought this for home We really like it because it gives us a way to track anything from fat-free body weight to protein percentage(not that we track that stuff). I agree it is not super accurate but it seems to be close enough.

u/SerpentineLogic · 1 pointr/ketoaustralia

The cheapest way is probably this

Might not be super precise but cheaper than paying $20 per use of a professional one at a gym.

u/6BakerBaker6 · 1 pointr/WeightLossAdvice

RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale Smart BMI Scale Digital Bathroom Wireless Weight Scale, Body Composition Analyzer with Smartphone App 396 lbs - Black

I have this one.

I was surprised when I saw smart scales are that cheap. I thought they were closer to $100.

u/Korzag · 1 pointr/AskProgramming

You're going to likely need to get a scale that can connect to Bluetooth or something, such as


Then you're going to need to research and see if there is an API you can use with their software, which I'm going to guess they don't expose publicly for people to use. In fact, I just looked up their website and didn't see anything about developer tools. Their store app is free, so I mean if you were really persistent you could reverse engineer their code.


Essentially, what you're needing to do is find your scale hardware, ensure it has a publicly exposed API, and then go from there. Or... learn how to reverse engineer Android apps and then try and hijack the hardware that way. I can't provide much help there as the only reverse engineering I've ever done was C code, and not Java bytecode. I bet there are resources online for it, but I'm no where near an authority on it.

u/-uWu-uWu- · 1 pointr/1200isplenty

Yes its called Renpho, it comes with a scale I ordered on amazon. (Ive included the link.)

Also thank you very much. :)

u/vivian_lake · 1 pointr/loseit

We've been using this for a few months now and I really like it. I also really like the bluetooth/app component which I kind of derided at first but then decided I liked.

u/turneresq · 1 pointr/keto

This is a great scale if $30 is in your price range. With Prime you can get it same day.

Also, I think you're doing it right as far as I can tell. If you're a bit worried about a caloric deficit, I'd suggest a low carb shake like Isopure. Will bump you up 150 calories aside from giving you some other benefits.

u/genbetweener · 1 pointr/AskTechnology

I think they mean one of those scales you stand on but it also estimates your BMI. Like this:

u/timmmmmmmmmmmmm · 1 pointr/gainit

I think its difficult to give an absolute number like 2 pounds/month. I know I've put on more than this.

OP, if you are worried I would buy some smart scales. They are cheap and will give you various body composition metrics.

For example

u/Urban_Empress · 1 pointr/loseit

I bought this one from Amazon a few weeks ago. I love it and it does have bluetooth for tracking weight and other metrics on an app. You can create multiple accounts for this. This was cheaper than anything that I've seen in stores.

u/mabenjamin0420 · 1 pointr/orangetheory

RENPHO. Bought it on Amazon. I really like it! RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale - FDA Approved - Smart BMI Scale Digital Bathroom Wireless Weight Scale, Body Composition Analyzer with Smartphone App, 396 lbs

u/TrevorX5J9 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Does this scale look like it could be any good? Apparently it can do body fat, among a bunch of other things.

u/GetOffMyRedditMom · 1 pointr/fasting

This is the scale I use if you wanted to look into it. I'm not exactly sure what you were gonna look into lol

RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale - FDA Approved - Smart BMI Scale Digital Bathroom Wireless Weight Scale, Body Composition Analyzer with Smartphone App, 396 lbs

u/w1n5t0nM1k3y · 1 pointr/Lightbulb

They have scales that integrate with cell phone apps to track your progress.

u/zamiboy · 1 pointr/orangetheory

It is like a regular scale but with bioimpedance sensors built into it and does some rough calculations to determine your body fat %, muscle mass weight, subcutaneous fat weight, etc. Along with giving you your actual weight.

I have one at home. It also logs your previous weigh-ins and things like that on its connecting app. The major downside to the scale is that bioimpedance has been shown to not be super accurate, especially not as much so as DEXA scans (also cost more per scan vs 1-$25 purchase). I just use the scale as a good baseline to compare myself against in my weekly weight checks.

u/tstaffordson · 1 pointr/intermittentfasting

I wish I had gotten my scale sooner... for the whole IF journey.


The data is from the Feelfit app (ios) that came with my Abyon scale... link to scale:


There are a lot of sub $30 scales on Amazon right now.


Here is a better rated model that I have seen recommend on this sub.

Link to Renpho scale:


Disclaimer... I'm not sure if I would trust the measurements coming from these scales implicitly, but as a point of reference the information is good to have.


I love having the data at hand for future reference, sharing and motivation.






u/mvpopper · 1 pointr/fasting

Snake diet guru

As far as the app, it’s pretty good and works well with $24 scale from amazon ( much better than the $100 Fitbit scale I had)

u/loofawah · 1 pointr/amiugly

I think you should start to look at your physique. Get your body fat percentage taken. For a quite fit woman you're looking to be at 20% or lower. If you can get down to ~20% then you can tell where else you can improve. Personally my goal is 10%, and I'm around 12.5-9% depending on the day. I just use


Per Google:

Description Women Men

Essential fat 10–13% 3–5%

Athletes 14–20% 6–13%

Fitness 21–24% 14–17%

u/Shots-and-squats · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

There's a bunch of different ways, some are easy and not very accurate and others are accurate but take money and time.

The easiest is a tape measure and a calculator. But I wouldn't trust that too much.

I use a scale that measures body fat by sending electric signals through your body. Also not super accurate, but it gives you an idea. I do it everyday, first thing in the morning, to make it as accurate as possible.

Once I get close to my goal I'll go get something like this done. But that cost money, and takes time. But you can really count on those measurements.

u/KungFuBucket · 1 pointr/keto

It's from RENPHO, bought it because it was inexpensive, synced with apple health, had prime shipping, and the little "Amazon Choice" sticker when i did a search for it.

u/ampeed · 1 pointr/homeautomation

$20 for a top rated scale. You can also get the 2019 'improved' scale for $10 more.

u/beowulf_71 · 1 pointr/homegym
u/wearealonetogether · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I got this one in May and its been working great! The app works really well and the Bluetooth connection always works flawlessly with my iPhone (my parents had a fitbit scale that was always a PITA connecting, but this was a few years ago so maybe Bluetooth in general has just improved)

The body composition results were decently close to an InBody scan I did at my gym, however I don't think bioimpedance in general is particularly accurate in terms of body fat %.

u/Rayleie · 1 pointr/fitbit

Literally came here to say this. I love their app as well.


I got this one: currently $27.99 but also has a 10% extra off coupon right now.

u/MadeleinesMom · 1 pointr/intermittentfasting

I recently purchased this one: It was recommended by a friend and the price was right. I like it, and the app is cool, but it must be broken because I haven't lost any weight since purchasing it. ;-)

u/fire_n_ice · 1 pointr/keto

It came with my Renpho scale. The scale has bluetooth and connects with your phone via the app. It's pretty neat!

u/selflessGene · 1 pointr/leangains

Get a bodyfat scale. I just bought one and it's fucking awesome. My bodyfat matches up with the caliper numbers. It syncs the data to a app on your phone so you can see trends. You could also export the data to Google Fit

Here's the one I got:

u/Anonymo123 · 1 pointr/omad

At my heaviest i was 292..that nearly 300 mark really put me into a focus. I immediately found Keto and did that and got down to 250ish and stalled after 9 months. All diet, no exercise. Went through a bad breakup and shot back up to 275. I went back to Keto and then started doing 16:8 then went to 18:6 and dropped to 255ish then back up to 265, currently I am switching to OMAD. My big problem is I can do OMAD just fine, but then I gorge and blow past my 1700 calories with stupid shit full of carbs and empty calories. My best efforts are tracking on an app to know exactly what I am eating and then sticking to OMAD. I don't drink alcohol or normal soda, so those liquid calories aren't a concern.

As for my workout I do 3 days a week, look up any 3 day exercise routine (Sun\Tues\Thurs) and do a 10 min warmup on the elliptical, lift for 30-40min and if the heavy bag at the gym isn't occupied I'll do that for 10-30min depending on the day. Lifting fasted isn't an issue for me, but slugging through 30min of heavy bag work is rough after lifting on an empty stomach. I am looking to supplement my non workout days with body-weight stuff\stretching\yoga at home, and make those my 500 calorie days. And 500 calories sounds like nothing but thats a 3 egg omelette for me, so thats enough.

I used to go a 300calorie protein shake after my workout but since I am trying OMAD I just make that one meal super heavy with protein. I drink usually 32oz water during my workout, another 64 during the day. Now its getting cold I'll throw in hot tea with stevia, etc.

More then you asked but thats what I am doing. I got this amazing scale ($20 now, wow) so i can track my weight and more importantly my BF%. I also just ordered this fitness watch, I am curious about my sleep info mainly

My goal BW is 220 and < 15% BF. Right now I am at 267 and 30% BF. If i can dial in my diet I know I can get to where I need to. I workout mainly due to being mid 40s and shit isn't getting any easier otherwise I'd do all diet. But I WFH so i enjoy getting out of the house and to be honest..the hotties at the gym make it worth going.

u/MarlaSinger520 · 1 pointr/Myfitnesspal

I recently purchased a Renpho scale.

It syncs with my health app in my iphone- which I have synced with myfitnesspal app. It automatically updates myfitnesspal when I weigh in. It's easy to use and also measures water weight, fat etc. Plus it's a really reasonably priced scale!

u/4orty1savage · 1 pointr/omad

It’s an app that comes with this RENPHO scale and automatically syncs up with the scale. I probably owe 80% of my progress to this scale because of how much stuff it tracks so easily. I always used to forget to weigh in and all this other stuff and lost track of progress...this scale literally syncs in seconds without you having to do anything. Sorry to sound like a salesman I just love it it’s been a game changer!!!

u/awolf14 · 1 pointr/loseit

I got a scale on amazon from a company called Renpho. It is bluetooth and it gives you: weight, BMI, Body Fat %, Fat-free Body Weight, Body Water %, Skeletal Muscle %, Muscle Mass %, Bone Mass %, and your BMR.

It was like $30. Even if it's not 100% accurate, at least you get see the fluctuation over time. I've had it about 5 months now and I really like it. There's an app on my phone and it pings once it had all the info it needs. Super easy to use.

u/tvtb · 1 pointr/raleigh

I have this scale but this cheaper one isn't necessarily any less accurate (but it might be). These scales use electronics to estimate your body fat percentage which may be inaccurate. There are more accurate ways that proper facilities use that involve dunking your whole body in water, but I've seen youtube videos where professionals have doubts about those readings too.

In other words, don't get hung up on the exact number, just measure first thing in the morning after you pee/poo but before you have anything to eat/drink to make the measurement as reliable as possible, and then try to watch it go down over time.

I have one of these scales and my mother-in-law has a different one. When both scales say I have about 19% I'll say i've hit the goal.

u/AngelAsh17 · 1 pointr/fitbit

Iuse this fitindex scale from Amazon , it's less than 30$ . It has its own app that links data into the Fitbit app . I love it !

u/goheelst · 1 pointr/keto

Also for those wondering, I highly recommend this Bluetooth Body fat scale I found on amazon. It's very user friendly, has tons of data that I feel would be useful to track your progress during the keto diet. Bluetooth Body Fat Scale by FitIndex

u/gorakruzer · 1 pointr/ketodiet

I recommend you THIS . I have it and get all my body info... For less than $30 bucks! let me know if it worked for you.

u/itsmeduhdoi · 1 pointr/keto

i use this one,

connects to app, but that app can also talk to a fitbit account, and the fitbit account can talk to Cronometer which is what i use to track my food.

i'm honestly not sure how "Accurate" it is, especially with the like body fat readings, but its consistent

u/GhostedAccount · 0 pointsr/IAmA

You will be completely fine. Just drink lots of water to keep your skin elastic. Essentially as much water as you can drink without being water logged. Also drinking water can help with hunger pangs if you are reducing the volume of food you eat.

You will not end up with excessive skin folds. The people who end up like that are the people who starve themselves using stomach surgeries. At my most, I was losing 1 lbs a day. I never had any issues with excess skin. I probably sustained that that for 1.5 months. Now I am more around 3lbs a week, it slows down, but it doesn't stop as long as you keep eating right. You can always up the physical activity to try to keep the weight loss higher, but muscle gain will hide weight loss, so don't really be discouraged if your weight loss slows while you are doing a lot of physical activity.

You can get something like this if you want to measure fat vs muscle.

Not a bad thing to measure. You want to make sure your diet is sustaining your muscle mass while allowing you to lose only fat. If your ratio is showing that you are losing more muscle than fat, you need to fix your diet and exercise routine.

u/Lassen_dk · 0 pointsr/loseit

Even if home BF% measurement isn't fantastic, it's still a more valuable metric. Even if you are in the rough ballpark, you can still measure your relative progress. It isn't expensive to do, either:

u/TheContrarian2 · 0 pointsr/loseit

It's probably muscle weight. Muscle is dense and heavy, but it's good to have. If you have one of those body fat scales, or calipers or other ways of accurately measuring body fat, you'll see. I have one of these (but I only paid about $40.00 for mine, I wonder if it's a different model). It will show that if your body fat is going down but your weight is going up as you work out, you're just gaining muscle. I'd be 400 pounds if it were all muscle!

u/ZenRage · 0 pointsr/Fitness

Check and monitor your body fat percentage.

You can get a decent body fat gauge for $30-40. If your gym does not have one, tell them to get one. Check your BF% and weight after every workout.

This is the one I got.
The price has gone up a bit but still very reasonable.

u/pmitsche · 0 pointsr/keto

I had the same problem with our Fitbit Aria scale. I would get on and off until I got the lowest reading, and that would be my weight for the day! I bought an EatSmart digital scale and couldn't be happier. You can weigh yourself 10 times with the same reading each time.

u/stowm3 · 0 pointsr/leangains

i can’t speak to its efficacy from personal experience yet, but I’ve been looking into them as a way to get more information about my body composition than weight can provide alone. You can get a relatively inexpensive body fat scale that uses “a technology called bioelectrical impedance analysis to measure body fat. A small, unnoticeable electrical current is sent from one foot, up one leg and down the other leg. Fat is a poor conductor of electricity compared to other components of the body such as muscle. The more resistance the electrical current experiences, the higher the fat.”

I’ve just purchased one for about $40 CAD on Amazon, I’ve never used one before but it has thousands of good reviews. I’m also insanely curious if there is a legitimate, reliable way to measure %BF without having to go to the doctor or have someone at my gym do it for me. I’m also keen on this option as it works with an iOS app that allows me to keep track of more than my weight over long periods of time. I’m keeping myself skeptical but hopefully nonetheless!

Referenced example

Body fat scale

u/faithfullyme · -1 pointsr/keto

The problem with those calculators is they don't go below 1200cal, and I cannot eat that much protein at my weight without practically going PSMF aka very high protein. I have about 130-140 pounds of lean mass alone. I used tape measures, one of these, and water displacement to get an average. I tried eating at a 20% deficit and it did not work for months on end which is why i went to a endo in the first place.

u/madanimal · -1 pointsr/Fitness

Do you know your body fat percentage? I've been working on getting visible abs myself and picked up this little monitor thing to keep track of my progress.

u/Amneamnius · -1 pointsr/Fitness

I'm using this one.

Yeah you should definitely be loosing some weight since you've started cutting. I would start monitoring your %BF and if that isn't going down then you should consider changing your diet/activity level. Try to take the measurement on the same day/time.

u/shiroun · -1 pointsr/gainit

It costs $18 (not shilling) to put this by your bed, and weight yourself when you wake up and go to bed.

Write the data in a book, input once a week. That's 20 seconds extra out of your day. That's over complicating it? That's nothing.

EDIT: I'm glad your method works for you. But having more incremental data is substantially more beneficial, and I strongly thing that saying im overcomplicating it is kinda crap. The reason for the extra data is because this subreddit is basically a place the [majority] of the userbase come s to complain about how much they eat and they don't gain weight.

u/bw2002 · -2 pointsr/loseit

BMI means NOTHING. Get a body fat tester.

u/solartornado · -3 pointsr/todayilearned

There are actually affordable body fat measurers.

Not super cheap, but affordable and reasonably accurate. I use this to track my progress.

u/DuosTesticulosHabet · -3 pointsr/Fitness

To piggyback this comment, if you can afford one (they're pretty cheap), you should invest in a smart scale. They give you more metrics to track besides just overall weight. They provide a solid estimate of your total body fat percentage, subcutaneous fat, fat-free body mass, etc. Obviously they're not as accurate as something like a DEXA scan but they're the next best thing, IMO.

They're a million times more useful than a standard scale if you're bulking and cutting.

u/rajaculate · -4 pointsr/AdvancedFitness

I hope this isn't true because I walk around at about 5% body fat all year and I still can't grow a beard. I'm only 22 though, so I still have hope.

EDIT: according to these things that my trainer friends at my college gym used. So I'm sure that has a huge margin of error.

EDIT: Sorry for the bad lighting, just got home and took this after lunch! I guess you guys can estimate the approximate %BF. I'm not too good at that stuff.
I'm 6'0 and 175lbs.

Not Flexed Abs

Flexed Abs

u/Rackbone · -5 pointsr/Fitness

it would be better to get a DEXA scan but this is the cheaper option. Its going to be important to know and measure your bf% regularly.

u/MrTomnus · -5 pointsr/Fitness

We really don't need a thread like that. Having people guess your bodyfat percentage isn't going to do you much good. Learn to take measurements and buy some cheap calipers

u/edumacation_nation · -5 pointsr/AskNYC

You could buy a body fat scale on amazon for $24.

u/un_internaute · -10 pointsr/progresspics

Get a scale that measures body fat.


u/fuckitdonelurking · -13 pointsr/Fitness

Always been pretty slim. When I wrestled in high school (103 lbs). I got down to 2%. (we had something like this )

I felt very fast is best way to say it. Everything was really easy to move, and to move quickly.