One of the key reasons New Year New Body works is that you don’t weigh yourself more than once a week, because it can be counterproductive, and also, it’s important to break out of that habit of being obsessed with the scales. But when I do weigh myself, I like to know the method I’m using is completely accurate. So I was very happy when Brabantia sent me their solar powered bathroom scales to review – particularly as they’re eco-friendly.
OK, the pluses: they look stunning, very sleek and stylish, and unlike other bathroom scales they have ample space for your feet. They’re incredibly easy to set up, simple to switch from kg to st, and seem to be very accurate.
The downside is the solar thing; they won’t go on at just any time of the day (at night, for example) unless you’ve had the light on, which is kind of counterproductive on the green front.
At £41 they’re not particularly cheap, although they do feel very substantial and come with a five year guarantee.
I like them and I’m very happy to have them in my bathroom – I just wish they were a bit more reliable. But then, it’s not easy being green, I guess.