I prefer digital. They often come with a bigger display, so it's easier to read. I have a hard time seeing the scale to count the notches.
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No scales! I'm afraid of them. If I get on the scales and I haven't lost anything then I'm down and out for the count!
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My old type scale does fine. Besides if I lean to the left and back on my heals I can lose another 5 lbs! (I don't track that one but helps when I am depressed over wt.)
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I understand other viewpoints, but I HAVE to weigh daily. I know there are fluctuations, but looking at that number first thing each morning keeps me more mindful of my eating and my food choices.
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I didn't even own a scale until recently, as I don't really believe in them. I understand it can be helpful when staying motivated, but I think we get too focused on them instead of looking at ourselves to see if we look or feel "healthy." I hope this makes sense, and, please, know that my goal is not to offend anyone. Blessings!!
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1,172 1/7/13 12:34 A
Are you asking about food scales or those for weight ourselves? It is important that you place any scale on a solid surface. The ones at many gyms are on carpet which even if over a hard floor might vary each time.
Best to weigh three times and if they weights are different use the average.
I don't know that otherwise it matters. I am used ot the digital which goes in increments of a tenth of a lb but its just a number. I think measurments and clothe size - like needing smaller jeans matter so much more to me. I don't weigh that often - not more than once a week and sometimes montly. If I weigh less, I might want to reward myself with food and sabotage the results next time around. That's why I don't think the accuracy really matters that much. All new ones should work.
I use a digital, my doctor's office uses an old one, hasn't been replaced in so long, none of their scales match even. So I don't fully trust theirs. But I trust my digital. It is a weight watchers scale. I love digitals, because 1/2 pounds even 1/4 pounds lost makes all the difference for me. It all depends on preference and if it's accurate enough for you.
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109 12/19/12 11:19 A
I use a Taylor digital thats about to get thrown out.
When I had to buy another scale recently I looked up lots of information and all claimed the digital is more accurate. What ever one you decide on Take a hint from me...check for accuracy to see how scale reads by setting pounds you know are correct on it to see what it weighs. Later discovering it is off or way different from your old one puts a damper to your progress for a while. It doesn’t make a difference as far as how much weight you have lost but seeing the difference in numbers is a mind thing …
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I prefer total accuracy and therefor the digital.
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Whatever one you prefer and end up with, keep it in the same place on your floor, and use it as a tool. It may not coincide with your doctors scale (i have a doctors balance slide scale it it is ALWAYS 5 pounds more than my docs) I use it to see my progress, once a week. I can do only 1/4 pound increments, not decimals, and its fine with me!!
It's very easy with a non-digital one to think "oh that looks like it's a little over 135lbs but not quite 136, so call it 135". Whereas the digital will tell you exactly "it's 135.3".
Whether that 0.3 makes much difference to you is subjective.
Neither scale provides more accuracy than the other, they would both (if good quality and functioning well) provide an accurate reading - it's what YOU the human take from that reading that can differ.
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