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What should my body fat percentage be? I'm 5' 5" and 22 yr old female.

What should my body fat percentage be? I'm 5' 5" and 22 yr old female.

Just watch your weig: Your weight is a reliable indicator of excess fat(fat percentage is too technical to determine or address). Based on your height, your weight should be in the range of 125 to 135 pounds. If you are 140 pounds or over, you have excess of fat which you need to get rid of by eating less and by increased physical activity like walking extra daily. ...Read more

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If i started taking hgh, would my body fat percentage drop drastically in the first month?

If i started taking hgh, would my body fat percentage drop drastically in the first month?

Not drastically: Although gh does have effects on body composition they are not dramatic. They are more pronounced in people whohave gh deficiency than in those who take it for other reasons. Oftentimes the decrease in fat mass is offset by the increase in lean mass for no net difference in overall weight. ...Read more

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If my body fat percentage is 15 percent(minimum), can I still decrease it when I do strength training?

If my body fat percentage is 15 percent(minimum), can I still decrease it when I do strength training?

Yes: Yes, but I wouldn't recommend it. Body fat below 16% for a female could lead to a number of physiological problems. ...Read more

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I would like to learn how to decrease my body fat percentage and facial fat and to have a diet to follow?

I would like to learn how to decrease my body fat percentage and facial fat and to have a diet to follow?

Calories: Start by keeping a daily calorie count for about one week. After you see what your average calorie intake is per day....Just cut out 500 calories per day and you will loose 1lb per week. If that is too hard, then try and walk about 20-30 minutes per day...That will burn about 250 calories and all you have to cut from your diet is about 250 calories to loose that same 1 lb/week. ...Read more

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How do I determine my body fat percentage?

How do I determine my body fat percentage?

Depends: There are several online tools for calculating bmi (http://www.Bmi-calculator.Net/body-fat-calculator/, http://www.Livestrong.Com/tools/body-fat-calculator/, http://www.Nhlbisupport.Com/bmi/) then, more accurately, a dietician or other trained profession can do a caliper measurement. There is a bioelectric impedence scale, and recently the usaf uses a "bod pod" to calculate body density and fat. ...Read more

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How can I determine my body fat percentage?

How can I determine my body fat percentage?

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. ...Read more

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Can there be a way i can figure out my body fat percentage?

See below: Look at the bmi table..http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.html.

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How can I decrease my body fat percentage fast?!

Lose weight fast: Well, the goal should be to lose weight in a healthy way and keep it off permanently. Trying to lose weight rapidly with an extreme "crash" diet is a setup for failure, or the yo-yo effect (when you stop the diet you regain the weight back plus more). Eat healthy (cutting back on carbs and sugar) and do cardiovascular exercise (not walking but running, cycling, swimming, elliptical, zumba, etc). ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to lower my body fat percentage?

Can you suggest how to lower my body fat percentage?

Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. Being overweight can increase ur risk of hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea. ...Read more