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Body Fat Reading Changing Drastically

I have a Homedics Bathroom Scale. The first day my body fat measured at 27.4, on days 2-4, it measured at 34.4 and today on day 5, it measured at 14.5%. In the beginning I don't believe that I was standing on the scale long enough to get an accurage reading. I am a female, weighing 124 pounds and am 5 feet 7 inches tall. I kno that my body fat is not 34.4% or is it 14.5%, any suggestions as to what I may be doing wrong?

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The fact of matter is those devices are inacurate for some reason more so on smaller females. But if you recently took a bath or drank water it will alter the results, they suggest taking it first thing before bath or eating in the morning at same time everyday to get a more acurate reading.

This may be getting personal but implants will also affect the reading making it totally useless for you to use. I have them and the electrical impedence devices read me much higher then what i am, a few minutes later will read me lower.

I would head down to your gym most of them will do a free body fat test with the calipers which is more acurate (as long as they know what they are doing).

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