Get Fit; Gauging Your Progress


Well, here I am a good month into my diet/fitness series and I've lost five pounds:)  I still would like to lose another five, but I realize this won't, nor should it,  happen over night.

I've found that a good fitness program or routine entails more than simply dieting.  It's important to exercise; cardio as well as strength training.  The ideal is to build lean muscle.  Muscle actually aides in burning calories, so this means the more muscle mass you have, the more you can eat;)

Of course there are other benefits to building lean muscle: an increase in bone density, greater flexibility and so on and so forth.  Now I'm not talking about building bulk, the operative word is "lean".  I'm not training to be Miss Body-builder by any means.

 My goal is to increase muscle because in doing so I'm replacing nasty body fat.  Fat is bulky, muscle is lean, as you can see from the below illustration.   Lean muscle will give you a sleeker silhouette.... and get me back into my size four jeans.


Five pounds of both fat (yellow) and muscle


Often times when people start strength training they bemoan the fact that they've put on weight, based on the scale.   This is simply because muscle weighs more than fat.  Building muscle is essential, however, many people still get very discouraged by the number on the scale.

I'm personally finding that having a scale that does more than give my weight to be extremely beneficial.

I'm currently using the EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale.  All of EatSmart scales are fantastic and accurate.   The truth is I've always been a little scale phobic.  I kinda prefer to be in a state of denial in regard to my weight.  This isn't the case with the Body Fat Scale, this is because it gives me a reading on my muscle mass, body fat and water weight.  This puts things into perspective.

Being able to see that I've lost fat and gained muscle is encouraging and really reinforces my conviction to maintain my routine.

  Water retention is the worst!  The time-of-the-month bloat is no fun, but fortunately it is temporary.  If your retaining fluids your weight will go up as much as five pounds.  This of course can lead to a binge:(   It's so nice to have a scale that tells me this info.  My body water percentage always goes up a good 2% higher when I'm, ahem, experiencing monthly bloat.  It's suggested to weigh yourself early evening before dinner for the most accurate reading of your body water.  For other information I would encourage weighing in the morning before breakfast.




 The EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale is easy to set up and once you've submitted your info; age, height, etc., you're good to go, no need to resubmit.  The scale can also be programmed for up to eight people.

I normally would never encourage anyone to weigh themselves daily because of all of the factors which result in weight fluctuations.  Lets face it, this can often be quite frustrating as well as discouraging.

 With the GetFit Body Fat scale I'm comfortable with daily weigh-ins .   Body fat, water weight, and muscle mass all need to be considered in order to attain a full picture of your progress.  When you start a fitness program there's going to be progress, this scale makes it possible to fully gauge that progress.

You may want to check out my first review of the EatSmart Digital Bathroom scale to learn about the many features their scales have to offer, which include weighing as low as 3.5 ounce increments.

Follow EatSmart on Twitter.  Every month EatSmart will be donating 50 Cents for every new Twitter follower to their monthly charity.

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63 comments:

Nick said...

This scale sounds pretty cool! With both my wife and I both looking to lose weight, the programmable feature will go a long way! It'll be nice to know my progress in terms of muscle and fat, tho I know the fat ratio is going to be pretty high.

Thank you for the info! Good luck on your quest towards better health! =)

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this wonderful giveaway! I currently don't have a scale so this would be wonderful for me! Thanks for the chance to win! connie danielson

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I like the EatSmart Precision Retro Mechanical Kitchen Scale, I recently bought one. Love having it!

wallindeb said...

I learned that EatSmart Bathroom Scales are super accurate, easy to use and uniquely designed to perfectly match the decor in any home.

s said...

I like the EatSmart Digital Nutrition Scale - Professional Food and Nutrient Calculator

Heidi said...

I like that the Precision GetFit Scale stores up to 8 different users' personal profiles and will be able to recognize these users as soon as they step onto the scale.

pmh said...

i would love the retro kitchen scale. our home is designed in the 1960's and it would be perfect in our decor. not to mention we need to measure our food!!!

hydepennym@gmail.com

PuttPutt1198Eve said...

I saw the EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale that weights to within 2 lbs.

jamie w said...

i like that it is digital and big enough for me to read. i have a visual impairment and cant read a lot of the scales out there.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the retro scale..thank you:)

Lane Mahnke said...

I learned that they are very accurate and easy to read!

Tatum said...

I like the red retro kitchen scale

Selinda said...

I learned the EatSmart Precision Retro Kitchen Scale featured in This Old House!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

rochelle said...

i like everything and very easy to read.

Amy V said...

i'd also like their 'kitchen scale'

annae07 at aol dot com

lokigsd said...

I've been working on my eating habits since the new year - this would be a great win for me!

Amanda said...

i like that it stores up to 8 users.

linda9861 said...

The products are all really nice, but I am drawn to the sale! How great is that??!!

Rachel said...

I would love to have the EatSmart™ Nutrition Pro Scale! Eating the right proportion size is very important when dieting

jopb said...

Their scales are super accurate and they donate a portion of their proceeds toa different charity each month

STF said...

They donate a portion of their proceeds to a charity each month...that's pretty cool!

Courtney Tucker said...

I like the EatSmart Digital Nutrition Scale - Professional Food and Nutrient Calculator, just started my diet Monday and have lost 6 lbs, have to lose atleast 20lbs to reach my goal weight!

givenmay@yahoo.com

Naina John said...

I liked EatSmart™ Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale very much.It is very good for kitchen.
~wisdompays50(at)yahoo(dot)com

Marti Parks said...

I learned that I can store my personal profile.

Austin Baroudi said...

This item in the giveaway is what actually caught my eye!

Anonymous said...

It can hold information for up to eight people!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

crankyyanky1 said...

I like the EatSmart™ Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale I love that it measures body fat, body water, body muscle and bone mass this is exactly what I need to get on track

Feli said...

Oh my gosh this seems soo helpful!

Missy L said...

I visited their website and I also like the luggage scale. I've been in a situation at the airport where my luggage was 2 pounds over limit and we had to shuffle things around between our suitcases and go back through the line. Not fun!

obsidian said...

definitely need this!!!!!!

Sassy Gigi said...

I love love the retro kitchen scale.

Claire Mckeon said...

I like that all Eatsmart Scales include a free starter set of batteries if needed for operation. That is handy!

mosaic317 at gmail dot com

Oscar Garcia said...

this would be a great replacement to the decade old scale i currently use

Oscar Garcia said...

that was an eye opener i'm the same height as the guy on demo video but im 15 lbs. heavier

dlhaley said...

I like the EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale.

Melissa Dealmeida said...

I learned that its digital and it can keep up to eight different profiles

Anonymous said...

I like the Retro Kitchen Scale too!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

*Brittany C* said...

The Precision GetFit can measure a person’s weight, body fat percentage, total body water
percentage, muscle mass percentage and bone mass using ITO BIA technology!

jaragabrielle said...

I love the retro kithcne scale!!!!

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Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

Among other things, I learned that researchers have proven that BMI scales underestimate obesity rates. The EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale offers an innovative, at-home means to monitor your TRUE health.

They also mention that this scale would make a wonderful Dad's Day gift and I saw/felt lightbulbs going on in my head: perfect for my Honey/Hubby who had put on a good 30-40 lbs in recent - leaving him feeling (and frankly looking) much older and less healthy.

He will be having his second total hip replacement surgery soon and (aside from the doctor telling all would go much smoother and recovery much faster if he lost weight prior to the surgery. He is now on a serious health (diet and exercise regime) I think this would scale would not only help to accurately gauge his progress - but also MOTIVATE him during those rough patches.

Thanks - great giveaway!

(Jesselyn A/Jesstinger)
jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

clynsg said...

I learned they also make kitchen scales, and I like the Precision Digital one.

donna said...

I have struggled with my weight over the past 4 yrs. I went from 122 to 152 and i am stuck there. Started menapause. I have fibromyalgia and lupus exercise is hard. Can not take hormone replacement. I have the nordic track stationary bike, and go to aqua thereapy but weight is my enemy. My scale always says 4-5 lbs diffrence. I weight around the same as some other people i know and they wear like 3 sizes smaller kills me. I was always a tiny person and now I am so discuraged, and disapointed in myself and at a dead end. help. Maybe the scale could motavate me i don't know how but it might be a tool..

donna said...

I am a 52 year old female 3 years into menapause. weighted 122 at the beginning and now up to 152 holding steady for the last year. Due to fibromyalgia and the lupus my exercise level is not very high. I use the nordic track stationary bike and go to aqua therapy and on occassion walk the dog. I cannot take hormone replacement due to high risk of breast cancer. I was always a thin / smaller framed woman very discurraged. My scale will say one thing and then the doctors will say another and that will blow my day big time..I would love to win the prize but good luck to all . We will all be winners if we could just get down to the healthy we we are meant to be...good luck donna

Katie R. said...

I learned that all Eatsmart Scales include a free starter set of batteries if needed for operation.

Admin said...

my scale broke two weeks ago...a body fat scale would be a step up!
howardreviewsatgmaildotcom

Victoria's Place said...

Awesome giveaway, I really need a good scale.

I learned the EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale offers an innovative, at-home means to monitor your TRUE health.

I thought your photo of fat and muscle was a real eye opener

Connie Smith said...

I would love this, it would help to keep me on track. Running a 24/7 towing business makes it very hard to stay healthy!

Robin O said...

osullivanrobin1@gmail.com I visited eatsmartproducts.com and I subscribe to their blog. I think it's really interesting how weighing yourself can really keep you on track--and their food scale would be really helpful keeping on track with a diet too. Thanks for the giveaway!

Melissa O. said...

I like that it could store enough profiles for my whole family to have one

Alisha L. said...

I really like the EatSmart™ Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale that would come in handy.

bakergurl02 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Jessica said...

I love that it is digital! It is alot easier to read!

jessicaahays at hotmail dot com

tlcfromtn said...

I like the EatSmart Precision Retro Mechanical Kitchen Scale

Jennifer said...

I like the EatSmart™ Nutrition Pro Scale - Digital Food and Nutrient Calculator

@nola727 said...

Norleans

I like the very cool retro kitchen scale.

Thanks for the chance to win!

K. Brook said...

I like that this scale remembers multiple users :)

Joretta Foster said...

The Precision GetFit can measure a person’s weight, body fat percentage, total body water

leandrew said...

I'm loving this scale! Amazingly, the Precision GetFit Scale stores up to 8 different users' personal profiles and will be able to recognize these users as soon as they step onto the scale.

Harriett said...

I would love to own this also: EatSmart™ Nutrition Pro Scale - Digital Food and Nutrient Calculator

Anonymous said...

I WOULD LIKE TO WIN THIS BECAUSE I AM TRYING TO LOSR WEIGHT IT WOULD HELP
TRUDY NICKOLS

mightynaynay said...

I like that the Precision GetFit Scale stores up to 8 different users' personal profiles
mightynaynay(at)cs.com

Sue Hull said...

I'd love to have the kitchen scale too. I want to win this for my mom. Thanks for the giveaway!

daveshir2005 said...

I also like the digital nutrition scale.

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rosannepm said...

I learned that it has 3 Measurement Modes: Pounds / Kilos / Stones
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