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Percent Body Fat Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Percent Body Fat.

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How to Get Six Pack Abs

Whether you're just starting an exercise program, or you've been at it for years, there is one thing on everyone's wish list: a toned stomach. Well-defined abdominal muscles are glorified as being sexy, healthy and youthful. You may have...  Read more

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

How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label

What do you look for when you’re checking out the nutrition facts on that macaroni and cheese box? Whether you’re one to zoom in on total calories or total carbs, you might be missing the real picture. Nutrition facts should be a part of...  Read more

Are You Drinking the Wrong Kind of Milk?

Skim and almond and soy, oh my! The days of the milkman dropping off either whole or skim milk are long gone. These days, there's a dairy (or non-dairy) variety to meet every taste, dietary requirement and lifestyle—and they don't alway...  Read more

A Woman's Guide to Breast Cancer Prevention

Almost one out of nine women is expected to develop breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women. So far, researchers haven't found any fool-proof way to prevent breast cancer except voluntary mastectomy (surgical...  Read more

My body is telling me to take a break from the gym
Updated 6/25/2016 7:57:33 AM

My body is telling me to take a break from the gym this morning. I've been there for 14 days straight. It's going to be hard to listen to body but it's what I need...  Read more

So I've cut back on dairy and have "refed" my body
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So I've cut back on dairy and have "refed" my body this week. Still no results but I will not give up. I've discovered pork rinds -- satisfies my "crunch" cravings. Feel really good with little to no inflammation and puffiness....  Read more

Just did a booty exercise 15 min and a dumbbell exercise to work on my arm fat 15 min. I can't real
Updated 6/24/2016 12:55:03 AM

Just did a booty exercise 15 min and a dumbbell exercise to work on my arm fat 15 min. I can't really go to a gym cause I'm a mom and have no One to watch my kids. I have an elliptical bike also. Will any of this be effective?...  Read more

Low fat, low cal, carb free pizza! Found this Ji
Updated 6/24/2016 3:32:24 PM

Low fat, low cal, carb free pizza! Found this Jillian michaels recipe and it's awesome! Portabella cap, topped with turkey, low fat marinara and reduce fat mozzarella. Bake for 15 mins at 350. Only 300 calories and super filling. #food...  Read more

I did lower body yesterday and upper body today. C
Updated 6/23/2016 1:52:40 PM

I did lower body yesterday and upper body today. Cardio both days and boy am I feeling it.. My legs are sore...  Read more

Whole Milk Truths

Whole milk isn't made wholly of fat, or largely of fat, or even substantially of fat. In fact, it doesn't contain much fat all.Whole milk is actually only about 3.5 percent fat.The reason it's called "whole milk" has less to do with its fat content,...  Read more

Improve Blood Sugar By Losing Just 5% Of Your Weight

Just a 5 percent drop in body weight can improve blood sugar, blood pressure, and fat content in blood, says Robert. F. Kushner, M.D., a professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine...  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

Avoid the Self-Fulfilling Fat Prophecy

A recent study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology adds to an existing pile of evidence that if you are normal weight but see yourself as overweight, you are much more likely to become overweight. So, the next time you're in a...  Read more

7 Tips for Controlling Your Hungerís On and Off Switches

Simon & Schuster authors Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. shared this guest blog post, which offers tips on keeping your hunger in check. From You: On a Diet: Duct tape over your mouth isnít how your body regulates food intake. Your bod...  Read more

What IS my percent body fat?

I've been researching percent body fat today - trying to figure out where my percent body fat falls on the charts. Am I in a healthy range? Am I in the athletic range? (I'd like that.) It has been an interesting adventure, just finding ONE defin...  Read more

Percent Body Fat

If my Tanita scale is to be believed (and I think it is probably right), my body fat percentage has changed a lot already. A few months ago, it was telling me I was 45% fat. This morning the scale read 38.7%. 244 So weight has not changed...  Read more