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How to reduce body fat percentage?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Asking the Impossibl: As you have been informed, in your specific case, you are asking of an extreme that is no achievable and is not consistent with life. Perhaps it is time given this obsession that you seek out a good psychiatrist or mental health therapist to assess why you want to put your life at risk for an unachievable and unhealthy desire.
Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 30 years experience
Lower: High glycemic carbs (rice) decrease fat intake, increase aerobic activity and watch caloric intake.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Decrease body fat %: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training.

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What can be done to reduce body fat percentage?

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Mobilty.: Reduce calories and increase mobility. As always consult your dr before starting an exercise program.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What can you do to tell what your body fat percentage is?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Rough calculation: You can get a rough idea of your body fat percentage using this online tool: http://www.Fitwatch.Com/qkcalc/body-fat-percentage-calculator.Php.
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How do you check your body fat percentage?

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The most: Accurate is by submersion.U can get a close approximation with calipers.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How can I lower body fat percentage?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Body fat: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training.
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How can I test body fat percentage?

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Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Skin calipers: One way is to use a skin caliper. They measure the fat in different areas of the body and add up the measurements to get a percent of total body fat. Impedance analysis- sends a small current through the body and measures muscle, fat and water in the body.

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