My weight scale (Tanita UM-070) provides body fat and total water level monitoring feature using Bioelectrical impedance analysis. As body Fat Percentage fluctuates in at the different times of the day due to hydration levels in the body, the manual provided with my weight scale suggests that the measurement should be taken at the same time of day and under the same conditions. Furthermore, it suggests a reading in the evening before the evening meal while hydration levels are more stable.
I tried to take the reading in the evening as advised. The problem here, however, is that there are noticeable fluctuations in readings when observed on consecutive days. This implies that "the same conditions" I was told for are not remaining the same on consecutive days. So the reading fluctuates.
Now I give up getting the actual reading as it is hard to maintain the same conditions in the middle of the day.
I am conscious that the reading will be high in the morning since the body tends to be dehydrated after a long night’s sleep. But I think every morning the body will be under the same conditions. So I want to take the reading in the morning and I will be able to calculate actual changes from those apparent readings taken in the morning and observe whether my body fat is increasing or decreasing.
I want to know:
- Does the body remain in the same condition every morning?
- Is it possible to observe the actual change in body fat from the apparent reading taken in the morning?