is 23.8% body fat - fat?
Topic: is 23.8% body fat - fat?
June 18, 2019 / By Aggy Question:
it says i have 36.7 pounds of fat and 117.3 pounds of lean (muscle, bone, body water)
and how much do u think i should lose from each category
im a chick
i play soccer and usually an hour gym a day 7 times a week
hehe i used an online calculator
probably not good eh lol
Best Answers: is 23.8% body fat - fat?
Tikva | 3 days ago
heyy noha .. :D look 23.8% body is not considerd fatty for women still its below the acceptable percentage 25%–30% but still it can vary from person to another according to alot of elments and here are some diff sorts of fat percentage categories
Description Women Men
Essential fat 12–15% 2–5%
Athletes 16– 20% 6–13%
Fitness 21–24% 14–17%
Acceptable 25–31% 18–25%
Obese 32%+ 25%+
Since you are a football player so i think u should be under the laws of atheltes fat percentage :D which is from 16-20%
so thats from my own prospective i think that u should manage to reduce it a little bit :D well but u must know that ur still in the green area :D will thats it which luck and hope u the best of luck
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Originally Answered: why exactly is the male body (supposedly) burn more calories than the female body?
Its a wonder hormone called testosterone. It helps speed up metabolism, and incites the Krebs cycle in your body, while releasing small amount of adrenalin and nitric oxide. All which helps create and build muscles
Estrogen, on the other hand, is a primarily storing hormone that does not promote muscle growth, fat metabolizing, ect.....
Everybody has both hormones in there bodies, just men have higher testosterone, and women higher estrogen
23.8% body fat is within the healthy range for a woman, in fact you would be quite slim. Anything under about 18% is getting too lean, unless you're an elite athlete,and anything over 26% is meant to be too much.
Don't obsess about these numbers though - what method are you using to measure it? Most ways of measuring body fat percentage are notoriously inaccurate - try again tomorrow and I bet you'd get a different figure!
If you really want to change, just focus on increasing your lean mass by doing both cardio and resistance training, and you'll find that you'll lose some fat along the way xx
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Since I don't know exactly what you look like its hard to tell, but I'd say 5-8 pounds maximum on what you'd want to lose. Women really don't want body fats approaching 15% unless they work out and have some sort of significant muscle. Definitely do your best not to lose muscle that you have! How tall are you? 117 pounds of lean mass for a woman is pretty good! I would say with that 145 pounds would be a good weight for you, assuming you don't lose any of that lean mass.
To your edit: even 150 5' 8" isnt bad at all. It sounds like you are pretty solidly built muscle wise (thats a good thing!). Yeah, I wouldn't go under 145 but I have a feeling you are thin as you are.
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Eat only when hungry and not more than thrice a day. Nothing other than water in between. Include plenty of uncooked vegetables and fruits in each meal, preferably 50%. Chew each morsel at least 32 times to activate ur body to generate signals of hunger/fullness. Obey these signals. Take light exercises and brisk walks regularly preferably twice a day. U will achieve what u have not even dreamt and that too in a reasonable time. Do not be in a hurry.
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you don't mention your height, your complexion and your level of daily activity. Anyway, 23.8 for an average man is already high. IF your goal is to be slim/fit or even get a six pack. In this specific case you should lower your %BF to about 8-10%
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Originally Answered: Body fat reduction , what do i have to do to reduce my body fat percentage ? Plzzz answers ?
You basically want to drop the fat, while maintaining as much muscle as possible. So do weight training at least 3 x week (heavy weights + low reps). Drop calories 500 below maintenance to lose 1lb of fat per week. For cardio, stick to high intensity interval training 3 x week. Try to ensure you get about 100g of protein per day, you can use whey/soya protein powder if necessary but is not essential if you are getting sufficient amounts from your diet. And be sure to keep the diet as clean as possible, including healthy fats such as omega 3 & 6 and low GI (complex) sources of carbs.
Hope this helps.