I have an Escali digital scale that, in theory, "measures" body fat and water percentage in addition to standard weight. Now, I understand that it doesn't specifically measure these numbers, but instead uses a slight electrical current to measure body density and then uses a formula to calculate fat and water based on the measured density. Since I started my weight loss journey, I have noticed that my water percentage has slowly creeped from about 37% to 38%, and I thought that I must be eating more salt than previously. I was starting to think that I'd need to start monitoring sodium in addition to calories, carbs, and protein, and I wasn't too excited about the extra work (not that it's ever a bad thing to monitor sodium - I just kind of hoped to tackle one hurdle at a time).
However, I just "learned" (I put it in quotes because I read it on the internet) that as our body fat percentage goes down, our water percentage tends to go up... ie a person with over 33% body fat tends to only have a water percentage of 35-49%, but a person with less than 20% body fat could have a water percentage of 58-70%. I previously saw the increase in my water percentage as a bad thing, but now, maybe I can think of it as a good thing, similar to the fat percentage going down
Does anyone out there know if this sounds correct...or makes any sense at all