I started a cut for the new year and wanted to get a baseline BF% so I can see my progress at the end of 3 or 4 months. I have an appointment for hydrostatic weighing tomorrow at UIC's performance lab. The woman on the phone gave me the following prep tips and I was wondering if anyone had anything to add (or ideas on what I can actually eat!):
-No beans, fruits, veggies, whole grains, or fiber for 24 hours.
-No carbonated beverages for 24 hours.
-NOTHING except plain water for 4 hours before the test.
-Skimpiest, simplest 2-piece bathing suit I own (I'm thinking of wearing an American Apparel single-layer tube top and teeny swim bottoms instead, as most of my swimsuits have mucho air-trapping padding in the top).
I figure it would be wise to do as similar a "prep" as possible for the two sessions, so I'll make sure to make the second appointment for the same ToM, eat the same foods in the 24 hours before the weighing, wear the same suit, etc. Is there anything I'm not thinking of? Any suggestions for making the weighing as accurate as possible and "keeping variables constant" between the two weighing sessions?
My (cheapo) BF-reading scale puts me pretty consistently at 22%, so I'll post the hydrostatic number (and maybe pictures?) tomorrow for comparison!