By Chris Freytag, for Sharecare Here's a better way to measure belly fat.
If you vacillate from triumph to despair depending on those three numbers on the scale, remember that your weight can vary depending on the time of the month and other factors. A more accurate gauge of how you are managing your weight is to put on and zip up those jeans in your closet. Your jeans could suddenly be baggy (score!), fit as they always have (terrific!), suddenly be snug (red flag!) or be too tight to get on (alarm bell for behavior change!).
Just as I advise people to find out their body composition-ratio of body fat to lean muscle--jeans also can give you a better assessment of how you are doing than your scale does. Head into your closet and find out how your jeans fit.
Your body is the only place you have to live
Don't get me wrong, I am not talking vanity and all