One of my New Year’s resolutions was to eat better and lose weight, and I am sure I am not the only one who made that resolution! To help me in my commitment to getting fit I received the EatSmart Precision GetFit Scale to review. This is not an ordinary bathroom scale, because it measures not just weight, but also body fat, body water, muscle and bone mass. This makes it perfect for anyone who is serious about taking control of their health and seeing how exercise effects not just their weight but also their fat and muscle composition.
The first thing I noticed about the scale is how great it looks. It has a glass surface and looks sleek and elegant. To use the body composition measurements you have to do a little bit of setup on the scale, but it took less than 3 minutes for me to input my gender, height, age, activity level and weight following the easy to use instruction manual. And after you set it the scale stores your data and will automatically recognize you when you step on the scale barefoot, based on your past weight. It will store up to 8 different profiles, which is more than enough for most families.
To do the body composition measurements the scale sends a low-level electrical signal through your body fat and then measures how much resistance your body has. Sounds complicated, but it actually only takes a few seconds to make the measurement and you don’t feel it at all. You have to be barefoot for the body composition measurement, but if you just want a quick weight measurement you can step on it with anything on your feet.
One of the things I like best about the scale is the large LCD display. I usually weigh myself in the morning after my shower, and with my old scale I had to find my glasses in order to see what my weight was. This scale has a large 3.5” display, and I can actually read it without my glasses on, which makes it much more convenient for me.
So how is it working for encouraging weight loss? Well I found the body composition numbers pretty motivating! Seeing a body fat percentage (well) over 30% helped inspire me to join the YMCA and start exercising regularly. I an a numbers person, so for me the biggest thing that helps me be successful in weight loss is tracking everything. Specific diets or food plans don’t matter as much for me as consistency with tracking. Writing down my weight and body composition every day in a journal, and writing down the foods I eat is what brings me success. So I am writing down my numbers every day, and starting to see some movement in the right direction!
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Disclosure: I received product to review, all opinions are my own.