Body Fat Percentage Questions
Is there an ideal body fat percentage for each individual? Many idealize sub-10% for men, while average is somewhere between 15-25%. The reason I'm asking I cut down to below 12%, and my fat loss rate started stalling. I take this to be a... (more)
Hi everyone, I am wondering the effect of the Paleo lifestyle on body fat percentage, particularly for females. Personally, I am finding it difficult to reach a low body fat percentage on the Paleo lifestyle. I've read that women are not meant to... (more)
I was finally able to get a body fat percentage yesterday which made me wonder what I should be striving for aesthetically. I regularly hear men trying to get below 10%, which is clearly not healthy for me. I think I remember hearing that if women... (more)
For anyone in NYC (bonus to Brooklynites!), where can I go to get a body fat measurement with a Bod Pod or dunk test, or one of the more accurate devices? I found that Brooklyn College has a Bod Pod:... (more)
Is there any physiological benefits to having a six pack/low body fat percentage beyond the aesthetic value of looking good without your clothes on?
What is the most accurate body fat percentage measuring mechanism? There are so many: hydrostatic, DEXA, bodpod, fat calipers, tape measurements... What do people think is the most accurate? Is your opinion based on experience or hearsay? (more)
My math skills are laughable. I'm currently 140 pounds at 12% bodyfat. I'm going to do a protein sparing modified fast for two weeks (ala Lyle McDonald's RFL). For those two weeks, I will be on a 1,200 calorie deficit. 2 weeks = 16,800... (more)
I've stopped weighing myself. I feel that this way, I pay more attention to my body sensations, feel within my pants, belly feel, etc. In short, I feel that this way I'm more in touch with my body and less guided by outside data and... (more)
I don't know what "lipo" is that you are taking, but are you eating plenty of good fats? Saturated animal fats from pastured animals and fish will bring your HDL up.