When exactly do you stop being fat? at what BF% (Before and After Pics Inside)

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Goethe

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Posted: 02 Apr 2013, 14:24
Here is the deal, I'm weighting better than when I was 17yo, however, when I was "fat", I didn't feel fat, neither did I care much anyway, today I look at the mirror and I see that I need to lose some more abdominal fat mass, and so on.

Below is a before and after pic, so I presume I'm just currently overweight, before up to 9 months ago (the pics are 4yo, but I still had the same body), I had around 112-115kg(246- 253 lbs) and 31-33% of BF, today I'm at 24% of BF with 93.8kg(206.4 lbs), so I would like know, how much is the recommended % BF of a healthy, "normal" person, IMF I know it's a bad parameter, because it only takes into account height and weight.



I started my weight loss journey seriously on oct 18 of 2012, and so far:
LunaXJJ

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Posted: 02 Apr 2013, 14:34
Its like the myth that shaving makes hair grow back thicker, and longer. Truth is you're just more focused on it than you were before. At my high weight, I thought about being fat, but I didn't pay nearly as much attention to myself as I do now. I see it as a plus, when you know you want to fix something, you can. You're more in-tune with your body, and yourself.
Congrats on the weight loss.
Spacey47

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Posted: 02 Apr 2013, 15:03
For a male sub 20 would be in normal territory so you are well on the way
Goethe

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Posted: 02 Apr 2013, 19:26
Thanks @LunaXJJ and I was thinking about that @Spacey47, I thought maybe 18-20%, but a friend of mine who is at 18%, he is not ripped, but seems to be in excellent, really remarkable shape, and a friend of mine at 15% is ripped, so that just seemed rather really difficult goals, then again so did it look to be under 100kg.
I started my weight loss journey seriously on oct 18 of 2012, and so far:
kingkeld

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Posted: 03 Apr 2013, 02:58
Measuring body fat is tricky business though. I have three different scales, and they all measure it differently, with up to 10% difference. I find that I like the scale that shows most consistent measurements, and even that one fluctuates wildly, especially as my weight goes up and down (which makes perfect sense). I can be 7% today and 11% tomorrow. However, I think you should simply keep going until you feel that you're happy with what you have done and where you are, then measure your body fat there over a week or two, and you'll have a good picture of where you stand.
"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, and living healthy. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier!



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