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Review of Weight Scales

Weighing Scales

What are Weight Scales?

As the name suggests, weighing scales measure body weight. There are two basic types: the traditional bathroom scales machine, and the digital scales (seen in malls) which typically includes an upright waist-level display panel.

The first type of weight scales provides an instant display of weight in pounds or kilos, and is a useful tool for anyone who is overweight or obese and wants to lose fat and reshape their body.

The second type is more expensive, but for those dieters whose weight or body shape makes it difficult to see a bathroom-scales readout, an upright weight-scales with a digital display may be better.

How to Use a Weight Scales

  • Weigh yourself without clothes. Ideally at the same time of day, first thing in the morning.
  • Weigh yourself with an empty bladder.
  • Stand the scales on the same surface each time you check your weight.

How Often to Weigh Yourself?

Most dieters weigh themselves too often. They jump on the scales at every opportunity. Unfortunately, losing weight is typically a slow process, and over-frequent use of weight scales can be demotivating even counterproductive. So it's best to weigh yourself no more than once a week.

Which Weighing Scales are Best?

Any mid-price weight scales should be fine, provided the brand of scales purchased is sufficiently robust and you can see the weight-recorded. Price guide for bathroom scales: $30.00 to $80.00.

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