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Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: Body Fat % Estimate thread PTII (post here only)

Pt I here- http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=147321393 We have a few members who are kind enough to offer their time giving estimates to others. If you are looking to find out what your BF% is at post in here. Remember that this is just guessing. Even using calipers, Dexa, BF...

phoenixr2‎, 04-13-2014 02:39 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: ❖❖LF Chat v13.0❖❖Unlocking your genetic fat loss potential, now with more waffles❖❖

Losing Fat Chat Thread Version 13.0 1rd Thread - 2st Thread - 3th Thread - 4rd Thread †-† 6rd Thread - 7th Thread - 8th Thread - 9nd Thread - 10th Thread- 11th Thread- 12th Thread-

EjnarKolinkar‎, 07-07-2015 09:27 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: How to lose fat for Noobs - Part II

You only have to follow three simple rules: - Workout 3 times a week with weights. - Eat 1g protein / lb lean body mass. - Reduce calories to lose 1-2 lbs / week. Success is 100% guaranteed. :) A more elaborate guide can be found here:...

wave_length‎, 09-27-2010 04:34 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: *** The delicious "cut-friendly" recipe thread ***

The delicious "cut friendly" recipe thread First off, much thanks to the illustrious Emma-Leigh for hooking up the the sticky on this. She is hereby awarded internets. Internets awarded! I thought it would be a spectacular idea if we could get a recipe thread up for the Losing Fat forum. The...

Insight‎, 03-23-2010 11:21 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: The Metabolic Slowdown Thread

Yes, we know there is no true starvation mode, i.e. your body can never outrun a caloric deficit. What we do know, is that your body will make metabolic adaptions to combat a caloric deficit. Perhaps, your bmr will decrease, or your body will become more efficient at burning calories through...

lee__d‎, 12-10-2012 07:55 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: The Science of Fat

To start off ->> A few links for those who want to learn more about adipose tissue on a physiological basis (how it works... and how to get rid of it)! Fat Metabolism The basics of fat storage EndoText -Regulation of Energy Expenditure "...Humans gain or lose weight when a mismatch exists...

Emma-Leigh‎, 08-06-2010 06:53 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Calorie Counting 101

Calorie Counting 101 If you are new to the losing fat section of the bodybuilding.com forums then it will not take long for someone to tell you that in order to lose fat one must eat less calories than one's body burns in a day. To do this one must have an accurate count of calories...

vismal‎, 02-03-2014 12:22 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Don't Look Past the Basics

From what I've been reading in this forum recently, most posters here are, for some reason, missing the basics of fat loss, and instead, are looking for some magic bullet, or worse, putting their faith in some TV or youtube guru, or some online 'trainer' who's only trying to scam their $$$. ...

ironwill2008‎, 01-05-2015 08:31 AM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 08:12 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Calculating Calories and Macronutrients

Calories and Macro's 1. The following should be taken as general advice. It should not be used in the face of medical contraindications. Consult your physician before starting any diet or nutrition plan. 2. If you create a spreadsheet & post it I will DELETE THEM. The point is to DO THE...

Emma-Leigh‎, 08-21-2013 12:38 PM
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Angry Getting sick of my lower ab fat...

So despite being physically active constantly since mid June, doing insanity(of which I'm mid way through) and a job which makes me go up and down stairs, and sweet a lot, I still can't shift my lower ab fat and it's getting on my nerves. My upper 4 abs are at least somewhat visible and will look...

Lewieotbc‎, Today 04:27 PM
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How much weight could I lose?

I'm an Amatuer boxer retuning to competition. Asking here cause I'll get better answers. In my pic I'm weighing about 77kg. (170lbs) I want to fight at 69kg (152) and need to get down to at least 72kg (160) and be comfortable at that weight and then sweat the rest out. How much % body fat...

Randomdude365‎, Today 05:36 AM
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What are some useful tips to lose fat and keep it off?

10 useful tips to lose fat Some of the listed tips - Drink water (prevents overeating and good for digestive system) - Do cardio at least 3 times a week - Do weight training (more muscle = higher metabolism and fat burning abilities) - Cut alcohol and sweets and oily foods - Eat 6 small...

RipEminem78‎, Today 12:35 AM
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Weight loss plateau help/suggestions needed

Hey guys, I've struggled for sometime finding out the right balance that works for cutting weight. Finally in May I found the right recipe. May 27th I weighed 178 & now I weight 157.5--5'10. Im eating around 1600 cal; 165g protein, 40g carbs & 79g fat. My goal coming into this was get stronger...

CRD55‎, Today 01:56 PM
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Obese and do not know where to start

Hey guys, so as the title says im lost. I've been big for as far as i could remember I am 21 years old, 130kg, 5'10 male,as of right now and i want to get to 85-90 kg by summer (9 months) if possible. The problem is whenever i try something new or try anything at all i get mixed feelings so i dont...

Crixus17‎, Today 08:55 AM
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Did I mess up today with all of this sugar?? [Feeling bummed..] :(

I just started a little 4 week cut, most days my macros have been very lenient, about 1500 calories, under 200g carbs from any source, and over 100g protein. I have been losing a little bit so far, Im satisfied with this cut. Problem is though I am in my calorie budget, today I ate tons of...

abuffnerd‎, Today 01:04 PM
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At 15% bodyfat, how much body-fat can I lose in 1 month?

I'm running a 1500 calorie low carb diet with 1 fast day a week + 1 carb day (1500 calorie of high carb food). Now before you all say I am losing muscle, my lifts have been going up, within the space of 2 weeks my 4-pack has become slightly visible. I weigh about 170lb. If I continue this...

theasker99‎, Today 12:47 PM
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Accurate BMR

Hi, I am a 46 year old guy 5ft 6 with a desk job, I lift three times a week and walk 5 miles a day to and from work. I am trying to work out what my accurate BMR is, I have tried many BMR calculators and most put me at 2.3K but one puts me at 1750. My Fitbit puts my daily burn at 2.5+...

ChrisUK007‎, Today 01:16 PM
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Gauging Fat Loss

Just want to make sure I'm on the right track as I try and lose fat. Started at 177 lbs, with goal weight of about 160. After one month, only down to 175.5. Been eating around 1,700 calories per day, and doing about 4-5 weight workouts per week, and 1-2 cardio sessions. I'm clearly getting...

devilsrule61287‎, Today 09:08 AM
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Exclamation 17 yrs old, 177 cm, 63 kg, 20% bf. bulk or cut??

hello everyone. I'm 17 yrs old, 177 cm, 63 kg and 20% bf. basically skinny-fat. I'm having trouble as I don't know whether to bulk or cut. if I cut, I'm gonna become very weak, skinny and small and if I bulk I'm just gonna add more fat to my face and body than I already have. both are very...

xFckMyLife‎, Today 11:53 AM
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Possible to lose fat while gaining muscle?

I weigh around 210lbs. Should I cut and get down to 15% big before I start bulking? I eat about 2500-3000 calories a day, I don't think I'll lose any weight eating 2000. Every time I've lost weight Ill eat 1200-1500 a day. I want to weight train, gain size, but also lose fat, is this possible?

Externalworld‎, 08-22-2016 07:46 PM
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Aug/Sept 2016 Fat Loss and Motivation

Sign up for the Aug/Sept 2016 fat loss and motivation thread is open now to anybody, returning or brand new. Thread Instructions Post your start and goal weights in this thread. PM me your start and goal weights. I'll enter your name and stats into this spreadsheet. Everybody who...

spradish‎, 07-31-2016 07:29 AM
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Creatine + Fat Burner

Hi everyone , About me : 5'7(170cm)/72kg(160lb) down from 105kg(230lb) Most fat around lower back and belly 1500cal , 120-150g protien Multis,VitD,FishOil,protien shake Workout 4times a week, cardio 3timesx30min running/hiit Started black spider burner 1-2weeks back, i was wondering if i...

SGB3AST‎, 08-22-2016 01:49 AM
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I've stalled (247 to 204 lbs) and desperately need help with my diet. HELP!!!

Cut from 247-204 in 3 months. Anyway I'm now at the point where my abs are showing when I flex a tiny bit or stand up straight. 15% bodyfat. I've been doing well with diet, giving myself refeed days and cheat meals also for sanity sake (on and off over the past 3 months and still lost 43...

derivxinteg314‎, Yesterday 03:54 PM
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Unhappy 18 year old girl, need help understanding calorie deficit!

I am 18, 5"2 and weigh 174.8 lbs. I am DETERMINED to lose 60 lbs. I need some help understanding how many calories I should be taking in daily and exercising off. I know weightloss is not linear so I will have to tweak but for now I've figured out my TDEE is around 1832.4 So, If I eat...

Mwin1‎, Today 06:47 AM
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Should a beginner cut to 10 bodyfat before bulking?

I still consider myself as a beginner though I have been lifting for a while because my lifts weren't that impressive and I still use a beginner's program. I'm 5'9", 150.5 lbs, male. An internet bodyfat calculator tells I'm 15% bodyfat. I have gyno, btw. I have been cutting for a while now from 190...

jeffersonranada‎, 08-18-2016 06:18 PM
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Need some help with Calories + Workouts

Male, 19 years old. 194 pounds (~88Kg), and I am 5' 8'' (1,72m) Apparently, the number of Calories I need to lose weight goes from 1700 to 2000. I am currently not sure of how many I take per day, but it might be less than that. Recently, I've started riding a bike. I have a sedentary job,...

Palmajr‎, Today 03:04 AM
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Blood tests in the UK

Hi guys I am 13.2% BF but have some stubbornly high sites, particularly abdomen and sub-axillary. I am also getting an odd problem with watery fat - some days I've got a wobbly belly, other days not. Considering how hard I'm training and how good my diet is I am progressing slowly. My PT says...

PiersCV‎, Today 08:20 AM
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Question about meal plan

Hi guys, I'm 172 cm short & weighing at 81 KG (178.5lbs). I'm thinking about trying on replacing all my three meals per day with the following: 2 x eggs (Scrambled) whole serving of broccoli My target is to lose weight and gain muscles at the same time. Do you guys think that this will...

trumanero‎, Today 06:58 AM
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Help!! Man Boobs and Belly Never go away???

Im 14 years old 75 kilograms 170cm tall Ive recently started working out and have lost 3 kilograms so far :D But it seems like my man boobs did not decrease at all my man boobs are very big, my belly is starting to decrease slightly tho. Im also controlling my diet and avoiding all junk foods...

EpicBoyXP‎, Today 06:23 AM
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I don't understand body fat

Obviously, body fat is fat... I went to the doctor today and he weighed me and the machine said my body fat percentage. Now I'm a pretty lean guy I'd say, but I don't have abs. My stomach is flat yet I'm not chiseled, yet. So my height, weight, and bf% according to the doctor was 5'10", 166lbs,...

Br3tt96‎, Yesterday 08:12 PM
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Need Some Direction / Noob introduction

I've trolled BB.com for a while but only just registered -- not sure what took me so long. Certainly feel like my goals aren't anything special -- lose fat, gain muscle, look and feel better, set the best example I can for my kids while not instilling the same screwed up image issues I have. ...

SilentNooch‎, 08-22-2016 01:04 PM
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Can I build muscle being at 15% fat?

I just wanna know if it's possible to clean bulk now? Was obese once I did good cutting until 4 abs and then bulked and I wanna know

ivan619‎, Yesterday 05:03 AM
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Helpppp!!! Asap! Please help me

Okay, I am new to this website yea. I am 16, approaching 17 in two months. This time last year i had abs, a nice chiseled set, had a v-line, my biceps and triceps were obvious and i was in such a positive headspace. I rotated between intermittent fasting and warrior diet. I was very fussy when i...

itallbegins‎, Today 12:03 AM
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Trimming my body fat...advice please

Hi everyone, Iím new here and wanted your advice on some things. Iím going to be as detailed as possible, so sorry for the long wall of words. First post consists of the facts, and second post will be my questions for you guys. Any help is MUCH appreciated. - 27 year old male - Height: 5í5,...

EdwardBodette‎, 02-01-2016 05:05 PM
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