Most bariatric programs will tell you to ignore the scale, but waiting until your next appointment to see your progress is frustrating. Most of us blow off that sage advice within a few months after surgery.
If you have a scale that works, there is no need to buy a new one. If you need one, keep it simple and cheap.
There are thousands of bathroom scales to choose from. So which one should you buy?
For most people, there is no reason to go with anything other than the cheapest you can find. They all do the job of measuring your weight. There are quality differences and some features that are nice to have:
- Digital vs. Mechanical
- Design features: some are designed to have a slim profile to slip under a bed or cabinet, nice looking display and platform, Bluetooth and other integration features.
I use and recommend the EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale with Extra Large Lighted Display*, which I purchased on Amazon. It does the job well (within a pound or two of 3 of my doctors’ office scales), looks good, the display is clear and it easily slips under my dresser. It does not have Bluetooth, so I have to enter my weight into my app manually (which I love doing).
Amazon sells them for $10 less* than Wayfair.com and other major online shopping sites.
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