A weighing scale is a good monitoring tool to make you have the motivation to stay fit and healthy. It makes it easier to monitor your progress when you are trying to lose, maintain or gain weight. Fortunately, there is a wide range of weighing scales with a sleek design for home use. Get your health monitoring back on track today!

What are the best weighing scales? | What are the types of weighing scales? | Are digital weighing scales accurate?

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What to Do When Your Scale Won’t Budge | FAQs about Weighing Scale

You have been trying out a new fitness regime or a weight loss programme but somehow the digits on the scale refuse to budge. Instead of feeling upset and disheartened, there can be just a few things that you might be doing wrong. Once you’ve gotten that out of the way or if you’ve adjusted your lifestyle, you’ll be able to see a significant improvement!

#1 Don’t Avoid Fatty Food

Consuming fats is a requirement in order to sustain a healthy diet. They provide our body with essential fatty acids and are necessary to deliver fat-soluble vitamins. In other words, our body requires an intake of approximately 10% of our daily calories to come from fat. So, to incorporate fat intake into our diet, you can consume foods like avocados, seeds, raw nuts, and wild fish rather than butter, bacon, and processed foods.

#2 Refrain from Starving Yourself

Our body knows what it needs to sustain itself. This is why, when you starve yourself for dinner just because you had a really heavy lunch, it sets your body into ‘panic’ mode. Not knowing when it will next receive food, your body converts your previously consumed food into fats. It does this to be able to sustain itself in case it doesn't receive food and nutrients in the near future. So, if you’re guilty of this, avoid starving yourself out of guilt. Instead, you can alter your lifestyle to consume five to six small meals throughout the day.

#3 Avoid Calorie Counting

Everybody’s lifestyle is different which is why everyone’s daily calorie intake should differ. If you’re mainly in a sedentary lifestyle, you will not require as many calories as someone who is constantly on the get-go. So, refrain from relying on women’s magazines to gauge your calorie intake and instead, consume a healthy and balanced diet without binge eating and starving your body.

#4 Start Exercising

While they say that a fit body is 70% made in the kitchen and 30% in the gym, it doesn’t mean that you can avoid exercising completely. A simple 30 minutes workout three days a week would suffice. The simplest few changes that you can make to your daily lives include taking the stairs instead of the elevator, do squats while you’re watching television or even brisk walking when you’re heading out to lunch.

#5 Weigh Yourself Accurately

To get the most precise weight measurement possible on your weighing scale, here are some tips to take note of:

  1. Weigh yourself at the same time every day (morning is the best, after using the restroom)
  2. Use a quality weighing scale that's set up properly
  3. Use your weighing scale correctly; adjust the weight to exactly 0.0 pounds when calibrating it
  4. Only use one weighing scale instead of multiple which give a different reading
  5. Weigh yourself naked or wear the same thing for every weight measurement

Frequently Asked Questions about Weighing Scales in Malaysia

What are the best weighing scales in Malaysia?

According to bestadvisor, the best weighing scales on the market are:

  1. Xiaomi Mi Body Composite Fat Smart Scale 2 Composition Weight Scale Bluetooth 5.0
  2. WATSONS Bathroom Scale Weighing Icon 1’s
  3. Vcob 33cm High-Quality Personal Weighing Scale Weight Analysis Digital LED Scale
  4. 33cm Digital Electronic Personal Weighing Scales Bathroom Scale
  5. Digital Body Scale Accurate Measuring LCD Display Glass
  6. USB Rechargeable Body Weighing LED Digital Display Scale Weight Electronic Measuring Machine by Home Genie
  7. Omron Body Composition Monitor HBF-375

What are the types of weighing scales?

There are two main types of scales in the market: digital and mechanical.

  1. Digital scales: Employs the use of a special electrical circuit. When a weight is applied, the voltage within the circuit changes and a processor calculates the weight. It is easy and quick to read the measurements but is not considered very accurate.
  2. Mechanical scales: The most common mechanism used in mechanical scales is spring. When the weight is applied, the measurement is shown by a moving dial.

Are digital weighing scales accurate?

Digital scales are more accurate than mechanical sales as the former can provide multiple units of measurement, and often can be connected to a computer for easy processing of data. Some highly advanced digital weighing scales even offer smart features such as an accurate reading of BMI, muscle mass, body fat percentage, bone mass, etc in helping you to track and record your overall health status. All in all, digital weighing scales are ideal for applications where precision is essential.

What's the difference between Weighing Scale and Body Composition Monitor?

A weighing scale is a measuring instrument for determining the weight or mass of an object. While a body composition monitor is basically a scale that tells you how healthy you are; it provides you with measurements regarding your body fat percentage, muscle mass, BMI, metabolism, bone structure and body water. Both weighing scales and body composition monitors are suitable for family use.

How do I know what weight scale to use?

For people who want to be more specific with the progress, you can go for a body composition monitor. However, if your main goal is to monitor or maintain your weight from home, the typical digital scale will do just fine.

Do digital weighing scales have a weight limit?

Yes, each scale is different in terms of the weight limit. But most bathroom scales can accommodate a maximum of 135 to 250 kilograms. You should know the weight limit of the scale you are purchasing before buying.

Can you use an iPhone as a weighing scale?

Absolutely! You can turn your new iPhone's screen into a working scale that can measure up to 385 grams, thanks to Apple's introduction of 3D touch into its iPhone models. Just open the app in Safari using your iPhone with 3D Touch (iPhone 6S/7/8/X/XS ONLY) and start measuring! Note that the item you weigh must be detected by the touch screen, just like a finger, in order to register a weight. This 3D touch scale can measure to a max accuracy of ±10g.