Anyone bought the new Jenny Craig Scale?
Posted 11 February 2004 - 01:46 PM
Then she told me about this new scale called the Jenny Craig/Tanita Scale. It measures your weight and the percentage of your body fat. You can set it to your age/gender/height and it will remember up to four people. Only drawback is if you have a pacemaker, you cannot use it. It was also a little pricey ($79.00), but since I don't have a scale and was thinking about buying one instead, I decided to give it a try.
Once I got home, I tried it and I weighed exactly the same as in the JC center. But my body fat was 50%!!! I was nearly floored! It comes with a booklet that has a chart showing the healthy ranges of body fat percentages in men and women - but I didn't need a booklet to tell me that 50% is very unhealthy.
This just makes me more determined to stay on the program and finally learn to eat healthy! Has anyone else out there tried the scale? Would love to hear if you liked it or not!
Posted 11 February 2004 - 04:40 PM
I like it as it is a better measure of your health than the scale alone. But like you, I was quite shocked when I got my first reading. But I know that's it's going no where but down!! Good Luck.
Posted 12 February 2004 - 12:53 AM
Posted 12 February 2004 - 03:58 AM
Posted 12 February 2004 - 06:48 AM
Gyms usually give you instructions before you measure you fat%. They suggest nothing to eat within 2 hours and at least 1l of water 1 hour prior = so good hydration is stressed out there, too.
Laura, where did you read about not drinking water before body fat measurements, I'd like to read this info.
Posted 12 February 2004 - 07:50 AM
Posted 12 February 2004 - 11:12 AM
It is supposedto give you a different reading at different times of the day, cdepending upon how hydrated you are. That's why the instructions say that you are to take the body fat measurement in the early evening, after you are fully hydrated for the day. It is supposed to be a little different at different times of the month because women can vary as much as six pounds within a few days, from water weight alone.
The instructions say that women need to take their body fat percentage frequently and average the results over time, preferably a month.
So, if you weigh yourself in the morning after you first wake up, when your body is slightly dehydrated from overnight respiration (usually by about two pounds of water loss overnight), pay attention to the weight, since this is the time of day when you will have the smallest amount of fluctuation. However, if you are slightly dehydrated, the body fat percentage will be higher because there is not enough water in your body for an accurate body fat percentage at that time of day.
Later in the day, your weight is more likely to fluctuate, because you will have a certain amount of water in your system, and you will have added the food you have eaten to the rest of you, making the weight total higher.
So, for the most accurate results despite the natural fluctuations inherent in each of the measurements, do your weight in the morning, and your body fat in the evening.
Posted 13 February 2004 - 02:59 AM
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