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Congrats, Bopuc. Great results.
by Draglist (submitted 2 days ago)
Body Fat Percentages
I would be interested to see how it worked to 'even out' the morning numbers with the afternoon numbers. Based on my own tests, you should be seeing your true body fat percentage at around 52.5 to 52.7. Interestingly, I've really be dehydrated (for me) for the past week or so and I'm hovering between 57.7 and 60.7 for levels. Looking forward to hearing how this works for you. Bill
by Draglist (submitted 3 weeks ago)
Body Fat Percentages
Rabicajon, your link is to an article on running shoes. Please update your post to show the link on body fat percentages.
by Draglist (submitted a month ago)
Body Fat Percentages
That does seem low to me, Jim, but I only know my own numbers. I believe the Tanita article says that 50 to 65 percent is the typical body water percentage, so you are usually in that range. It seems strange that it would vary that much from individual to individual, but I don't really know the science behind it.
by Draglist (submitted a month ago)
Body Fat Percentages
PS: If my water percentage is higher than 62.5, my body fat percentages will read too good (sometimes as low as 13 or low 14 percent). In that case, the adjustment works just as well to increase my BF reading to a realistic number.
by Draglist (submitted 2 months ago)
Body Fat Percentages
Cool. But as an example, here is me for today. I've determined that my 'balance' water percentage on Tanita is 62.5 percent. That is, if my water reading is 62.5, I don't need to adjust the body fat number up or down. It's even. Today, I weighed 209.2, my body fat read 16.2 percent, my water percentage was 60.4 percent, my muscle mass read 166.8 lbs., and my bones weighed 8.6 lbs. So here's where my calculation comes in: 1. Take 60.4 divided by 62.5 = .9664 2. Take .9664 times .9664 again = .9339 3. Take .9339 times the body fat pct of 16.2 = 15.1 So the actual body fat is 15.1, not 16.2. So let's adjust the other numbers now. 1. Body fat in lbs. is 209.2 times .151 = 31.6 lbs. 2. I don't bother adjusting the bone weight so bones = 8.6 3. Bones plus BF = 40.2 lbs. 4. Total weight of 209.2 minus 40.2 = Muscle Mass = 169 lbs. Give it a try with your own numbers and see how it works for you. It's allowed me to track BF percentages regardless of hydration levels. Bill
by Draglist (submitted 2 months ago)
Body Fat Percentages
That's really fascinating. The lowest I ever go is 54 or 55 percent and that's when I'm SUPER dehydrated. What does it typically read when you weigh in just before dinner in the late afternoon? I'll use that as a set point. We need that number to use as your 'balance' number and then all other numbers will adjust to that.
by Draglist (submitted 2 months ago)
Body Fat Percentages
Hi guys. I have figured out an 'evening' formula that will allow me to adjust to show true body fat regardless of the water percentage being off a few points. I can share that. First, have to figure out your ideal body water percentage. One that does not show you having too little body fat (as when you are overhydrated and it skews the number) or too much body fat (which occurs when you are very dehydrated). For me, the ideal number is 62.5 percent body water. I figured this out by watching the scale over a year and tracking the numbers closely. I call it the 'balance' point. But the percentage likely will be different for you...
by Draglist (submitted 2 months ago)
Body Fat Percentages
Thanks, Jim! It's amazing that they consider 19 percent to be excellent for my age. To me, that would allow too much BF... but I'll take it! Thanks, Howzat. I tried that formula and it absolutely did not work (for me anyway). Are all the numbers exact as shown?
by Draglist (submitted 2 months ago)
Sunday is Fasting day
Right. I didn't realize this was your post. I only saw msbuggirl's post in my buddies view, so I replied to that one. I'll have to remember to read the full post. For some reason, these Diet Talk deals are largely hidden from me now unless one of my buddies posts.
by Draglist (submitted 3 months ago)
Sunday is Fasting day
I do it every day and I live by it. Not a zealot, though. If my work schedule shows me working through lunch or things like that, I may eat at 10 or 11. But typically, my hours are between noon and 8pm. On the weekends, I work out in a fasted state, so I typically don't eat until 2pm or later. Good luck!
by Draglist (submitted 3 months ago)
Throwback Thursday!
Nice.
by Draglist (submitted 3 months ago)
Can someone help me figure out how to record this?
Googled it. Got this: "the average weight of blackberries i collected was 2.43g"... close enough. I have been estimating food eaten in restaurants for three years now. Not optimal (I weigh everything I eat at home), but you do your best. Think of the long game... just get close and you'll be fine.
by Draglist (submitted 4 months ago)
Intermittent Fasting & Coffee?
Good morning. Yes, you can have coffee with coconut oil. I do it daily with much success. That is the only thing I have before noon every day. Some studies even indicate that eating the Medium Chain Triglycerides in coconut oil actually help you burn body fat more efficiently during the fasting phase. Enjoy! Bill
by Draglist (submitted 4 months ago)
Throwback Thursday!
Jim, you'll be looking like that again soon.
by Draglist (submitted 4 months ago)
Looking for a Healthy type of cookie biscuit to make or buy
I've also begun to enjoy the Quest bars. They taste great (some better than others) and have a lot of carbs, but a lot of fiber, too. Typically, the net carbs are less than 5g and you get 20g of protein. All natural ingredients.
by Draglist (submitted 4 months ago)
WHY JOURNAL
I track my stats very closely and I journal daily to keep track of those. I read the 'first page' of my friends' journals (no time to click the 'read more' symbol) and I offer short words of support for weight loss or other progress. My time does not allow me to read or comment on anything other than weight loss or exercise. As it is, I have to force myself off of here to get back to work!
by Draglist (submitted 4 months ago)
Throwback Thursday!
Nice pic. There is our pal.
by Draglist (submitted 5 months ago)
Silence is deafining
Unfortunately, Fatsecret has removed the Forum as a default view. I used to check it out daily. Now it's hidden somewhere and I never make it over there unless one of my buddies comments on one (like now).
by Draglist (submitted 5 months ago)
Activity Level
I would use the IIFYM calculator and list exercise at four times per week. You can Google it.
by Draglist (submitted 5 months ago)
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