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Old 02-16-2017, 06:29 AM   #1
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Question Confusion with Body Fat estimations

I've been working on losing weight.
I am weighing myself weekly with a shops public digital scales.

Last week:
Body fat estimation:

Fat index = 57.7 %
Fat Mass = 10st 1.6lbs
Free F. Mass = st 6.0lbs

Weight: 17st 7.6 lb Height: 5ft 5

This week:
Body fat estimation:

Fat index = 48.7%
Fat Mass = 8st 7.4lbs
Free F. Mass = 8st 13.4lbs

Weight: 17st 7.2 lb Height: 5ft 5


Can someone please explain the difference between the Fat index/Mass/Free F. Mass?

Why did some increase and some decrease, even though I'd lost weight?

Thanks

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Old 02-18-2017, 12:13 PM   #2
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Because these scales aren't accurate. If you are more hydrated one time than another, it affects the result. Quit concentrating on the scale and concentrate on healthy eating and exercise.
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Old 02-26-2017, 06:40 AM   #3
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+1 digitsl scales body composition analysis is never great. Scales are good for weight numbers but outside of that I wouldn't pay too much attention to what they say.
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