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2/13/13 3:41 P

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Body fat% fluxuates a LOT based on how hydrated you are. You're "supposed" to weigh in the morning to see the lowest weight, but check fat % in the evening. Overnight, while sleeping, you get dehydrated and the % gets inflated. Een then, our scales can be off by quite a bit when it comes to fat %. I pay attention to that number, but I pay closer attention to inches lost.





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2/11/13 7:40 A

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I think you are on the right track and already are on top of some of the key variables, e.g.:
proper calorie intake
protein (I track mine as x grams per lb of bodyweight)
consistent weigh in times
etc.

The measurements (e.g. how clothes fit) and the mirror are better metrics than the BF scale (and I own one too!).

A couple of other possibles not mentioned:
1) proper amount of sleep, and
2) proper amount of rest (I stress this item as it is critical to muscle growth)





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2/11/13 6:45 A

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Thank you so much for your response. It does explain a lot. I eat about 1700 cal a day. My workout are hard enough to have sore muscles. And I pay attention to protein intake. I also weigh first thing in the morning every time. Thats why I was surprise to gain body fat while losing weight.

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2/10/13 11:04 P

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I don't have an Aria but have another scale that does the bodyfat estimate and I have a similar pattern. Also my bodyfat percent fluctuates even though in reality body fat does not. Part of it is because those scales are very responsive to changes in water weight. Retained fluids are considered lean mass so days when you are retaining more fluids, you likely have a lower body fat percent. (Which is kind of true the percent of your total weight that is fat is lower when you have extra fluid weight). And likewise if you weigh when dehydrated (which you may be in the morning) results in a higher bodyfat percent. Really the actual body fat is probably similar or even less (if you lost). I think it helps to try to weigh at the same time under the same conditions as much as possible so you can see the trends.

It is possible to lose lean mass along with fat, but if you are eating enough protein, not crash dieting, and strength training you should be preserving most of your existing muscle. Day to day variation in body fat percent is more likely fluid weight variations.

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2/10/13 8:00 P

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Thank you very much. Maybe I dont eat enough? I will look into that. Thank you again. emoticon

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2/10/13 7:42 P

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Here is a typical article that addresses the issue:

www.mensfitness.com/training/build-m
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2/10/13 7:32 P

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anything is possible

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much


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2/10/13 6:58 P

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Is it possible to lose muscle even when I work out? The % difference in body fat is not significant but it is consistent. And than concerns me.

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2/10/13 9:15 A

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Its very possible that is the results of your weight loss. Typically, weight (fat) loss is not linear. Very difficult to lose fat but not muscle at the same time. So, you have likely lost fat as evidenced by the measurements. But sufficient muscle was burned to raise your body fat %.
The scale doesn't measure lean body mass, it is just the difference from the estimated fat % x your weight.

Also, body fat % does vary day to day, not sure how much of a gain you experienced and is it significant..

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2/10/13 9:14 A

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Like I said, I would wonder Did you check on FAQ's on the FB aria page to see if this has been addressed there

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much


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2/10/13 9:03 A

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but muscel should be counted as lean mass, I would like that a lot more. My lean mass is going down though replacled by body fat :(

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2/10/13 8:56 A

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I would wonder if that is also body muscle that is being counted in the percentage of body fat since muscle weighs more than fat

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much


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2/10/13 8:47 A

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It seems like the more weight I lose the higher percentage of body fat I have, according to Aria. Everytime I weigh and my lbs going down the body fat goes up. I measure myself and I can simply see that the fat is shrinking. Does any one have similiar problem with the scale?

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