Is my scale sexist?
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
I have one of those electronic scales that measures your weight and body fat percentage. You set it up by entering your sex, height and age. This morning before stepping onto the scale I accidentally hit the button set up for my husband but didn't really think it mattered so I stepped on the scale. Hmm, it said my body fat was 17%. I stepped off and waited for it to reset, then pushed the button set up for me. Now it says my body fat is 38.5%? Really? Of course that's more in line with what it normally reads for me. But still, why such a huge difference between men and women? Maybe I stepped on it weird the first time. So I tried re-weighing myself under my husband's program and yep, 17% body fat. What's up with that?????