I have one of those $100 dollar Tanita body-fat scales (1 decimal poing precision). I measure my BF% along with my weight every morning and write down the numbers into an Excel worksheet so that I can graph my Lean Mass and Fat Mass as a function of time.
Anyway, the thing is, this scale is doing “magic” things. As my physics lab instructor likes to say “we HATE magic in here when we’re trying to take quantitative measurements”. Incidentally, that’s what I’m trying to do.
The air temperature seems to affect the body fat %. If it’s colder, I need to stand on the metal plates for about 2 minutes just to warm them up to get an accurate fat % measurement. The funny thing is, the fat % actually goes DOWN each time I take a measurement, sometimes by as much as 0.5%. So what I basically end up doing is taking 10 measurements and writing down the lowest one. This is a pain in the ass. Does anyone here have a better idea to handle the temperature drip?