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Body Fat Measurement Caliper Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Body Fat Measurement Caliper.

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

The Facts on Weight Management and Cancer

Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig...  Read more

How to Take Body Measurements

It's easy to get discouraged when you work so hard to lose weight and your efforts don't pay off on the scale. Seeing the same number week after week can make you want to drown your sorrows in a pint of Haagen-Daz. But wait! Before you pick u...  Read more

Are You Wearing the Right Sports Bra?

Every active woman, regardless of her breast size, should have a sports bra as a part of her fitness wardrobe. Not only do these specially designed bras offer better support and more comfort than a regular bra, they also help minimize movement during...  Read more

Gallstones Linked to Gut Circumference

Anyone who has experienced gallstones is familiar with the accompanying pain and discomfort. Gallstones are crystallized clumps of cholesterol that form in the gallbladder. After eating, one usually experiences symptoms such as indigestion, bloating...  Read more

Young looking to lose fat and tone up :) need an a
Updated 6/1/2015 8:10:38 PM

Young looking to lose fat and tone up :) need an accountability buddy to message/email/text daily about food and exercise :)...  Read more

Those days when you "feel" fat...
Updated 6/2/2015 12:23:53 AM

Are you REALLY fat or are you deploying your defense shield and by claiming you feel fat (even though you're much thinner than others) to make yourself feel safe? Today I feel fat, I am up 2.5 lbs from last week BUT! I'm not really fat when I lo...  Read more

you lose muscle with the fat, so that can also dec

you lose muscle with the fat, so that can also decrease your metabolism, weighing less also creates less calories burned in general, etc. There's actually a lot that goes into a plateau happening, but it is rarely just one thing....  Read more

After 3 weeks taking it I started to notice "divots" in my fat. I would check q two weeks in the mir

After 3 weeks taking it I started to notice "divots" in my fat. I would check q two weeks in the mirror and the divots got larger and whole sections of fat vanished! I quit and I gained weight back. Starting again...week three...down 3 lbs....  Read more

I'm going to listen to my body & take a couple day
Updated 6/1/2015 10:06:57 PM

I'm going to listen to my body & take a couple days off from exercise. I have health issues and just haven't felt good the past few days & pushing myself to exercise has done nothing for me the past week. Should I feel guilty? Because I already do :(...  Read more

Waist-to-Hip Ratio

Belly fat, especially deep belly “visceral” fat, is extremely dangerous, according to medical researchers. It is associated with liver problems, insulin resistance, and heart attacks. Because of this, the waist-to-hip ratio has recently been promoted...  Read more


Make sure you take measurements when you start out. The scale will stall at times... other times, it will lie! But even during your worst plateau, typically the tape measure will continue to shrink. Also, as you convert fat to muscle, your measure...  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

Are You Monitoring More Than Weight?

Earlier this week I encouraged you to use a simple tip to take control of mindless eating to help you with the secrets to a strong start. Another of the secrets is to weigh yourself weekly to help track your success. I know how frustrating it can...  Read more

Trust the Process: Learning to Accept Change

Last January I attended a two day seminar led by one of the country's premier sports dietitians, Nancy Clark. During her lecture on weight loss and exercise she made the following comment that struck a chord with me. She said, "If what you are doing...  Read more