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Doctor insights on: What Should My Body Fat Percentage Be

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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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Is there something i can do to reduce my body fat percentage?

Is there something i can do to reduce 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

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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

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What can I do if my "fat percentage" which is 31.9%. Is there any way to lose body fat percentage?

What can I do if my "fat percentage" which is 31.9%. Is there any way to lose body fat percentage?

Weight loss: There is no one plan fits all. In general eat less and exercise more. Many structured plans can work ie weight watchers, 17 day diet, low carb. All have been successful for many. In addition to diet changes adding daily exercise, like walking, will aid in natural wieght loss. ...Read more

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My body is very slim and not stores the fat? What should I do to gain in my shape

My body is very slim and not stores the fat?                    What should I do to gain in my shape

See Dr., and then...: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce body fat percentage?

Mobilty.: Reduce calories and increase mobility. As always consult your dr before starting an excersise program. ...Read more

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I workout, and have a quite low body fat percentage. I can even see veins on my calfs. I am also around 10% body fat. What to do to reach around 6-7%?

I workout, and have a quite low body fat percentage. I can even see veins on my calfs. I am also around 10% body fat. What to do to reach around 6-7%?

Hey: Ur just fine! do not obsess about lower body fat. For a woman 10-12 % body fat is normal. So do not start starving yourself or become bulimic. Watch out! ...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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Could it happen that a person weigh with a high body mass index and still have low body fat according to the digital scale?

Could it happen that a person weigh with a high body mass index and still have low body fat according to the digital scale?

Yes: Bmi can be high in professional athletes/body builders who have high amount of muscle mass and less fat but for the average person this is not the case. ...Read more

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How can I lower body fat percentage?

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. ...Read more

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Can tumors cause your body not to lose weight? My body doesn't lose weight. I don't know what's wrong with it but my fat cells don't decrease.

Genetic: You probably have a lymphatic morphology (a way to classify body types). This means your lymphatics are dysfunctional and swell around fat giving a larger appearance and you have difficulty losing weight regardless of dieting. However, a tumor usually will make you lose weight unintentionally. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to measure my muscle mass and body fat percentage?

Scale with body fat%: Find a scale that allows you to program height, age etc. in, and has a body fat % reading. These may not be perfect but can give you a general idea. There are handheld devices that are perhaps less accurate. If you want to be specific, there are water displacement tank measurements that are most accurate. ...Read more

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My upper body has a good shape but my lower body is fat (stomach, hips, thighs). How to lose fat in those areas?

Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be ab, hip, thigh fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on. ...Read more

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What should my diet be if i'm toning up and trying to lose that last layer of fat?

What should my diet be if i'm toning up and trying to lose that last layer of fat?

Low carbohydrates: A lower carbohydrate diet usually works great at losing belly fat. Need to add some good cardio, usually 45-60min sessions, ideally 4-5 times per week. Lots of water - at least 2-4 liters per day. ...Read more

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I want to reduce belly fat without reducing overall body weight. What excercise should be done? Or what food should be taken?

I want to reduce belly fat without reducing overall body weight. What excercise should be done? Or what food should be taken?

Abs N no sugar drink: Doing abdominal strengthening exercises will tone up the muscles under the fat (and make it appear to be less). But no exercise will reduce this fat preferentially. Likewise no special foods although recent work suggests sugar and fructose drinks can cause belly fat to accumulate preferentially. ...Read more

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I have a fat face and skinny body. Is there a solution to be gain weight in body but not affecting face?

I have a fat face and skinny body. Is there a solution to be gain weight in body but not affecting face?

Without a more: Invasive procedure, your body will gain weight in a fashion that you can't readily control. Some medications may predispose a person to increased fat distribution in particular areas but not in the fashion you describe and you wouldn't use them for weight gaining purposes regardless. ...Read more

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Im using weights to reduce arm fat but whats happening is that my muscles are getting bigger and the fat is not going anywhere what should i do ?

Im using weights to reduce arm fat but whats happening is that my muscles are getting bigger and the fat is not going anywhere what should i do ?

Keep going : Congrats on your desire to be fit. Continue to exercise with weights on a regular basis and incorporate cardio excercise as well. Eating a plant based diet an also help reduce excess fat. Kudos to your health! ...Read more

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How can I see what percentage body fat I am?

How can I see what percentage body fat I am?

BMI: Body Mass Index - BMI - is available for calculation on a web page. You will need to report your height and your weight and BMI will be shown. BMI less than 20 is too low. BMI more than 25 is a bit high. More than 30 is way too high. ...Read more