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Fat Percentage Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Fat Percentage.

Reference Guide to Body Composition

Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo...  Read more

Body Composition Measures Results

Some people can measure their weight loss by the way they feel and look: firmer thighs, a smaller waist, jiggle-free arms. But then there are the number-crazy ones who desperately need some kind (any kind!) of concrete proof that all their hard work...  Read more

Gender and Weight Loss: How Your Sex Affects Your Success

No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.) This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you...  Read more

Measure Progress Without the Scale

Frustrated. Disappointed. Hopeless. Skeptical. Whichever you choose, these emotions are enemies of people trying to lose weight—especially when you feel like you have done everything right. For many trying to shed pounds, the elation from...  Read more

Strategies that Fight Cellulite

Although working out and eating right help you feel good and improve your health, there's no doubt that most of us also do so to improve our appearance. And with shorts and swimsuit season quickly approaching, cellulite might be on the minds of m...  Read more

Article in NYT about BMI, fit vs. fat
Updated 4/15/2014 8:28:45 AM

Good article examining utility of BMI, importance of belly fat, etc. well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/14/a-number
-that-may-not-add-up/?_php=true&_type=
blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&ref=health
?src=dayp&_r=1&...  Read more

Does Spark differentiate between good and bad fat?
Updated 4/14/2014 7:40:58 AM

I've been wondering this for awhile now because my fats always seem to run a little high and i don't feel like I am eating a lot of bad fats. If someone could answer this it would be greatly appreciated. Karin...  Read more

They keep calling me fat!
Updated 4/15/2014 6:34:51 PM

While it is true that I have put on a few pounds and I don't have perfect washboard abs but I m not obese and I am not fat! I may b a little overweight and not perfect but I don't consider myself fat. But there are ppl in my life that keep telli...  Read more

Cooking Meats and Draining Off the FAT
Updated 4/13/2014 4:21:57 PM

I really need to know how many calories and grams of fat I am saving by draining the FAT off of ground beef and ground natural sausage? I cook with ground turkey a lot of the time but occasionally I want to eat sausage and hamburger and when I do my...  Read more

Weightloss When You Already Have Low Body Fat
Updated 4/17/2014 3:17:29 AM

Hello, SparkCommunity. I realize this is going to sound ridiculous, but I would like to lose some weight and I'm not sure how to go about it. I am a female competitive distance runner, and although my body fat percentage is quite low (~17) I...  Read more

Remember the 30% Rule When Buying Packaged Food

I'm a label reader. I try 2 choose packaged items that have a fat content of 30% or less per serving to ensure my fat limits stay in check each day. Take fat grams X 9 = fat calories divided by calories per serving for fat percentage. That way I assu...  Read more

Set New Goals

My first maintenance goal was to increase exercise to burn 400 calories per day, based on an article about maintaining. After 8 weeks, my reward was a new scale. My current goal is to build muscle and reduce body fat percentage. Also, to reduce sweet...  Read more

South Beach Diet (Lifestyle!)

For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat....  Read more

Poll: What Kind of Scale Do You Own?

Many people have a love-hate relationship with the scale. We love it when it gives us numbers that appeal to use, hate it when it seems to be "stuck" or going in the wrong direction. But no matter how you feel about the scale, using it is a...  Read more

My Worst Personal Training Experience Ever--and What You Can Learn from It

Last month, I joined a new gym. (So did my boyfriend, and we hope to work out together more often.) Each new member is offered one free session with a personal trainer. The reason I wanted to join a gym is because although I exercise regularly--I...  Read more

Body Fat Percentage

As a reward for being pretty awesome about my calories and workouts for the past 3 months, I got myself a body fat percentage monitor: Product link: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FYZMYK/ref=o
h_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It wa...  Read more

After measuring my body fat percentage...

After measuring my body fat percentage... I found out further that I am not meeting a realistic weight loss goal. I have changed my goal weight to a realistic one....  Read more