Things To Know About Digital Scales For Tracking Weight Loss

Technology has come a long way when it comes to digital bathroom scales. But there are a few golden rules you need to know to ensure they are as accurate as possible. Because as we know, an off reading can sometimes leave you feeling demotivated to continue on your weight loss journey.

It recalibrates every time you move them around

If you place your scale down and you see the 0’s, then you move the scale without recalibrating it, you may get an inaccurate reading. This is because it needs to recalibrate. 

Here’s how to calibrate your scale

  1. Place the scale back on a flat, hard floor
  2. With your foot, press on the scale so that numbers appear on the display. Then remove your foot.

Alternatively, you can just turn it off and on again.

Always place them on hard, even surfaces

Carpet and other softer flooring can cause errors in how the scale works and how accurate the measurement is depending on how much cushion there is. Most scales have four sensors in each one of the corners so be sure that each is touching the ground. The recommended flooring to choose includes ceramic or porcelain tile, hard wood or concrete.

Read more: The Best Time To Weigh Yourself

Things to remember when stepping on

To ensure the most accurate results, step evenly onto the scale and stand completely still until you hear the scale beep (most of them beep once they have completed).

Try to avoid moving, or shifting your weight from foot to foot while waiting to get your reading. 

Bonus Tip: Try to either wear no clothes or the same clothes each weigh in, and weigh in first thing in the morning before eating or showering but after using the bathroom.

Read more: Reasons Your Scale Can Be Wrong About Your Weight Loss

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