A: Basal Metabolic Rate is the minimum level of energy need at rest to function effectively. A person with a high BMR can burn more calories at rest than a person with a low BMR. BMR is based on the level of muscle mass. Daily Caloric Intake is the amount of calories... A: The Tanita Body Fat Monitor/Scales use state of the art technology, BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis). This method of body fat analysis is very accurate and easy to use; however, changes in hydration levels can affect readings. If your body is dehydrated, you... A: Research has determined that as we age there is a tendency to increase body fat and decrease muscle mass. This is a natural progression unless you increase exercise as you age. The age equations now being utilized on the latest Tanita products are designed to... A: The Athlete mode was developed to provide a more accurate reading for athletic body types. Athletic body types are physiologically different than standard adult body types, due to muscle mass and hydration level differences. Athletes tend to have greater muscle... A: Hydration fluctuations which may result from alcohol or food consumption, sleep, intense exercise, medication or pre-menstruation. A very full bladder. Severe calluses on heels or soles of feet (about 1/400 people tested). Unclean foot pads may interfere with... A: Space out your protein intake by at least two hours as consuming more than 30 grams in a 2 hour timeframe causes the body to store fat. A: It is all about keeping the blood sugar balanced so your body can burn fat more efficiently. Separating fruits will prevent you from spiking your blood sugar to high. A: Both. It is all determined by the amount you eat. One serving qualifies as an incidental. If you have more than one you have to start counting it all towards your fat intake. A: Yes you can. If you do a couple things will happen. You will back up your colon causing you to be full of poop. Or you will be very gassy. A: No it does not. It is an incidental. If you have a BMR and the food item has calories it counts. Now you have to figure out where and how.