I weight myself almost every day

I weight myself almost every day.   I do it with constant conditions:  after I awaken, nude, after urinating, but before defecating (I know, TMI…).  But the video below mentions the limitations of the scale:

  1. Water weight varies
  2. Changes on the scale do not distinguish between changes in muscle vs fat mass
  3. If the scale doesn’t change quickly, we get discouraged.

Therefore, I also pay attention to how my belt fits; how certain shirts fit me (tight-fitting Italian dress shirts); how people tell me I look.

I have not used skin calipers like suggested in the video; but I may try them.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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