So I picked up the Withings Body Comp + scale on the recommendations posted here. I’m used to the composition scales at most nutritional supplement places showing things like muscle mass and bone density.
My results are posted below. A little background, I’m 6’3" and have dropped 225+lbs in the past year or so, so I’m guessing that might throw off some of the readings because of, well, probably 15-20lbs of extra skin. (I joke that my birthday suit is 4 sizes too big now!)
What I’m wondering is how accurate are the muscle mass and bone weight measurements? I know they’re going to fluctuate and to look at trends, but I’m trying to guage body fat % and find an “ideal weight”. People keep asking “when I’m going to stop dieting” or what my goal weight is, and I don’t really know. 190? 10% body fat? Really I just want to be healthy and fit.
I look at the 180+ lbs muscle mass measure and that just doesn’t jive with what feels like at least 50lbs of fat still on my legs and gut. Then again I don’t really have a frame of reference for what’s normal after being so damn fat for so long.