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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

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

Everyone's feet and bodies are different. You shou
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Everyone's feet and bodies are different. You should go to a running store like Pacers that will do a gait analysis and look at how your feet/ankles align when you walk and run to help find the best shoe for you. Be good to your feet. You only get 2....  Read more

So, what happens if you go over on fat, but are un
Updated 4/23/2015 11:46:03 PM

So, what happens if you go over on fat, but are under for everything else? I know 1 day won't make or break me in the grand scheme of things, but I'm just curious what happens if that becomes a trend?...  Read more

Which cardio machine is better at losing belly fat
Updated 4/23/2015 6:05:27 PM

Which cardio machine is better at losing belly fat at the gym? Need it for my 20 minutes...  Read more

Evidence is inconclusive for whether it is even a healthy fat. I think WebMD has a little blurb page
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Evidence is inconclusive for whether it is even a healthy fat. I think WebMD has a little blurb page on it that lists its potential positive/neg effects. If you do eat it it should be treated like any other oil in your meal plan....  Read more

How don't get rid of belly fat? I'm a male in my m
Updated 4/22/2015 9:35:30 PM

How don't get rid of belly fat? I'm a male in my mid 20's and have kind of a beer belly, firm not jiggly. Any tips on getting that down so I don't have to suck it in all the time?...  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