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Percent Body Fat Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Percent Body Fat.

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

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

Too Much Junk!

Studies of American eating habits reveal that almost a quarter of the calories we consume come from nutrient-poor selections – better known as "junk food." If one-fourth of what we eat is junk food, a plan for weight reduction should...  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

busy and fat
Updated 4/6/2014 3:08:55 PM

I am a grandmother, mother, wife, xspecial ed teacher, great cook, and very caring. I am not able to control my eating some of the time, at other times it is easy to focus on low calorie eating and feel confident about it. I lost 50 pounds a few y...  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

Vitamin C

People with diabetes do not metabolize vitamin C. Take 1,000 MG am and 1,000 mg in the evening. Your body will use what it needs. Consuming 500 milligrams or more of vitamin C could help you burn 30 percent more fat while working out....  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