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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

Having a hardtime with my carbs and fats. Some days I just want to .......
Updated 4/26/2016 9:50:35 PM

Having a hardtime with my carbs and fats. Some days I just want to ..........  Read more

Does anyone know what the carb,fat and protein rat
Updated 4/26/2016 7:46:52 PM

Does anyone know what the carb,fat and protein ratio should be? I seem to have 5o-55% carbs no matter how hard I try to get them down...  Read more

What about busting a healthy diet with fat burners
Updated 4/26/2016 2:40:45 PM

What about busting a healthy diet with fat burners like QuickSlim or Hydroxicut? Pros, Cons? Recommendable? Not so much?...  Read more

21, Female, 130 lbs, want to burn fat and gain mus
Updated 4/26/2016 11:03:44 AM

21, Female, 130 lbs, want to burn fat and gain muscle...I'm very weak. I don't eat a lot of meat, is protein and weights the only way to gain muscle mass? If so what are alternative protein sources?...  Read more

burn baby burn....fat be gone
Updated 4/26/2016 10:56:07 AM

Good Evening! My name is LaTosha ooops (fit2bfree) is so new to me, I am a dancer/singer/actress and after my 3rd child and roughest pregnancy my body is simply not the same.....I'm praying this will be great for me with you all suppo...  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

Get a scale that tells you your body fat percentage. Alot of people feel discouraged when they don't see the scale tip down. Maybe your weight is the same but body fat percentage is dropping. Also, only check the scale once, biweekly....  Read more

Body Fat Percentage-Week2 Sunny Gals

Figure out your "real" goal weight by determining your current lean mass and adding a healthy body fat percentage to that number. For example: Current lean mass: 125 Estimated body fat percentage at goal weight: 25% "Real" goal weight: 125 +...  Read more