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This Will Alay Your Weight Anxiety When You Get Weighed at the Doctor’s Office with Your Clothes on

Posted Jan 29 2013 5:00am

Everyone has gone to the doctor and gotten weighed. You might take your shoes off, but all the rest of your clothes stay on.

If you’ve fretted about how much your clothes added to your weight, research on this very subject was reported in the 2013 edition of the International Journal of Obesity .

Women relax. Men’s clothing usually weighs more than your clothing. On average, men’s clothing weighs about 1.2 kilograms, which is approximately 2 lbs 10 oz. This is 0.4 killograms more than your clothing (approximately 14 oz more). Okay, women, so don’t relax. The difference isn't that great.

Women’s clothing on average weighs 0.8 kg, which is approximately 1 lb 12 oz.

These figures, we’ll have you know, show very little variability with outside temperature. So they hold for all four of the seasons.

Next time you go for a weigh-in, if you keep this important information in mind, you won’t have to fret about your clothes making you heavier.


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