MASS BALANCE vs FAT LOSS
**Reality check please ? Am I thinking right with this **?
Bill the newbie here, Is there a way of standardising the measurement of weight in order to minimise the impact of the last meal / drink / exercise session / bathroom visit ?
ie after fasting for 24 hours and not drinking anything for 4 hours ?
Some Jumbled Thoughts
Seems to me that as you approach ideal weight then the scales become less relevant and other ways of measuring fat become more relevant. ie tape measure around tummy, calipers, etc
Unless you do some sort of cardio between measurements (weekly or daily or monthly) and are 100% confident you have burned some excess fat, you might only be measuring differences in mass balance ie food & drink in vs sweat + waste material out.
Made me start to think about what "weight" really is, mine can fluctuate by up to 1.5kg on a daily basis depending upon the timing of the measurement relative to the last input, output and exercise.
So when a doctor asks you what do you weigh and its really really important to get it right for example a critical dosage of drug XYZ which is very sensitive to body weight, what do you tell him ? I guess 1.5kg out of 82 is only approx 1.8% so wouldn't be too important.