Understanding Weight Fluctuations & Erratic Numbers On The Scale

Set yourself free of allowing the scale to make or break your day. Turns out, the mechanical demon isn’t a good measurement of health as much as it is a psychological bully!

There are a few morning routines that have the ability to set the mood for the whole day. Weighing yourself is definitely amongst them. Fortunately, the readings that this mechanical or electronic brute gives you is just a number. And this set of digits may or may not be an accurate reflection of reality. Should you unquestionably rely on your scale? The undeniable answer is no!

Let’s say there was a hypothetical universe where everyone’s weight had no variability. In this universe, a man named Jack has 165 lbs of lean mass and 55 lbs of fat. That means Jack weighs 220 lbs. The percentage of his body fat is 25%.

Now let’s transport Jack back to our universe. The one where the number on the scale goes up and down seemingly irrationally. How much does Jack weigh here? He would probably weigh somewhere between 216 and 228 lbs. Why are the numbers so different? Your weight on the scale can be calculated with the following formula:

Scale Weight = True Weight + Weight Fluctuations