Asked by: Dositeo Illarri
asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th March, 2020

Why does my scale change weight?

#1 Every time a digital scale is moved it needs to be calibrated. Initializing the scale resets the internal parts allowing the scale to find the correct “zero” weight and ensure accurate readings. If the scale is moved and you do NOT calibrate it, you are likely to see fluctuations in your weight.

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Just so, why does my weight change on the scale?

Weight Fluctuation From Food Weight Food intake will, of course, cause your weight to increase slightly as it is processed by your body. The water in food can cause your weight to increase as well, and many times after you've been eating a lot this water weight is what causes the number on the scale to rise.

Subsequently, question is, can weight scales be wrong? Electronic scales may suffer malfunction in the circuitry over time that can cause loss of accuracy. Even new scales may become inaccurate in certain conditions especially in extreme temperatures. For this reason, the most accurate scales will have high temperature stability.

Considering this, how do I know if my digital scale is accurate?

Weigh two objects together.

  1. Place one object on the scale. Note the weight. Take it off and let the scale even back out.
  2. If it matches, the scale is accurate. If it doesn't, try it again and see if it is off by the same number. If it is, it might be that your scale is always off by that amount.

How did I gain 5 pounds overnight?

Suddenly gaining more than 4 to 5 pounds of weight overnight may be a sign of a serious condition that should be addressed by a medical professional. Generally, overnight weight gain is usually caused from fluid retention. Consuming foods that are high in sodium (such as salt) can cause the body to hold on to water.

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