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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

Question for the experts re body fat testing
Updated 7/11/2014 2:06:54 PM

I have some extra skin in my abdomen due to pregnancy/stretch marks (and possibly weight loss). Will this impair the accuracy of caliper measurement of my body fat percentage? Thanks for your response! 362...  Read more

Why is everyone so scared of fat?
Updated 7/8/2014 6:01:32 PM

I don't know, should I be? I've managed to gain and lose plenty of weight over my lifetime and I can honestly say, it's always been a combination of good and bad choices. It isn't always as simple as Taco Bell = Bad Choice = Gain Weight or Sala...  Read more

Fat burning without running, walking or jumping?
Updated 7/5/2014 3:00:11 PM

I love my eliptical machine dearly, but I have ankle problems during summer. Sometimes I swim just to do some cardio, but I can do it once a week due to work. Does anyone know how to exercise without taxing feet too much? Can it be some pilates,...  Read more

Gladly burning the fat bridge
Updated 7/3/2014 9:25:20 PM

I have, in the past, kept some of my larger sized clothes. This week I decided to just get rid of anything that is too big. Now I can't go back to the larger size. I'm so cheap that I am sure this strategy will work. What things have you done to ensu...  Read more

Tired of Being Fat
Updated 7/1/2014 2:25:30 PM

I am tired of losing weight and gaining it all back after a few months. Now, I'm keeping track of my calories and activities, because I want to do this right and lose the weight for good. I joined sparkpeople because i don't have any support, and tho...  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

Nerd Fitness/Body Fat Percentage

I have stumbled upon possibly the most amazing health and fitness website ever. NerdFitness.com. Oh my gosh. My nerdy side is having a FIELD DAY. I'm so excited. Anyway, on to my point. One thing that's been difficult for me is to pick a specifi...  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
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