Those body fat % scales NEVER seem to work for me. I will step on it, have it tell me 26, then I'll step off and step on again (maybe 30s in between each reading) and it'll be 22 or 19 or even 15- and then maybe in the 33, 37, whatever. I would understand changes if, say, it was a day and I was hydrated differently or whatever, but it SO unprecise that I just... I can't trust them anymore.
I estimate my body fat% using the tape-measurement method (google search it). I have two sites that use different values- one uses the waist and the other uses lower body- and I average those two (the lower body one is always lower than the waist one because of my body shape). It is in no means accurate, but the precision is pretty good- meaning it's reliable. It doesn't vary around. I can tell a general trend! That's what I'm looking for.
An even better way to measure body fat is the caliper method. I am kind of scared of calipers, but I might start doing that when I seriously start to get "hard" lol. That might not be until the summer, so that investment will have to wait until then.
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