Why the Scale is Not Your Friend

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That is right, step away from the scale my friends.  I know that many of you start and finish your day with the ritual of weighing yourself on your "friendly scale"...

BUT

  • Truth #1: The scale only tells you what your whole body mass weighs with no consideration for the actual composition of your body mass. 
  • Truth #2: Muscle weighs more than fat.  
  • Truth #3: If you are reaching your goals which are to lose fat and gain muscle your weight may go up or stay the same while you look significantly better. 

Check out this example: 

This is Kristen, one of our dunklings, before and after her 30 day nutrition challenge: 

 

Weight 152.3 lbs - 23.6% Body Fat 35.9 lbs Fat Mass / 114.6 lbs Lean Mass

Weight 152.3 lbs - 23.6% Body Fat

35.9 lbs Fat Mass / 114.6 lbs Lean Mass

Weight 151.5 lbs - 20.7 % Body Fat 31.4 lbs Fat Mass / 119.9 lbs Lean Mass

Weight 151.5 lbs - 20.7 % Body Fat

31.4 lbs Fat Mass / 119.9 lbs Lean Mass

If Kristen only used her scale as a means to assess her progress she would have been right back into the fridge for the Ben & Jerry's after weighing herself. Even though

Kristen would have known she looked better in the mirror the scale would have only showed a 1 lb loss of weight.  Fortunately Kristen got dunked before and after her nutrition challenge and found out that her body fat percentage was lower and she had gained lean mass. Having her body composition tested was the most accurate and conclusive way for Kristen to validate her fitness and nutrition hard work. She walked away from her second dunk one very proud dunkling!

Your Next Steps:

  1. Throw away your scale.  
  2. Sign up here to have your body composition tested.