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    BF% misleading?

    Today I finally found out my body percentage and it turned out to be 13% according to the body fat meter (the one that you hold). I'm 5'11" 162lbs and I'm pretty much a skinnyfat type. Look skinny with a shirt on but with a shirt off I have visible moobs and decent amount of stomach fat. I'm trying to cut then bulk and according to the "How to lose fat for Noobs II" thread I should be eating 139g of protein daily. I'm just not sure if I eat that much since I'm just so damn sure I have a higher BF% than 13%.
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    According to everything I've read here and on other sites about the handheld calculators, they tend to be very inaccurate and give readings that are (typically) too low.
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    Originally Posted by Docet View Post
    According to everything I've read here and on other sites about the handheld calculators, they tend to be very inaccurate and give readings that are (typically) too low.
    I've also heard the BF% on the scales are inaccurate.

    Goddammit, nothing works these days -__-
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    I wouldn't stress over it. If you want to be on the safe side and can afford it, assume you are 13% BF and go off that (or better yet, try and get 1 g/lb total weight). But you would probably be just fine shooting for 120g or even a little less. But really, a swing of a few grams of protein isn't going to make or break anything.
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    just post a pic for us to give you a better guesstimate.
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    Originally Posted by SteveFromNY View Post
    just post a pic for us to give you a better guesstimate.
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    Originally Posted by SteveFromNY View Post
    just post a pic for us to give you a better guesstimate.

    imgur DOT com /Ht7lT


    imgur DOT com /hOGKR

    I'm willing to do any pose to show how much chest and stomach fat I have......It's embarassing but I'm willing to do anything for some help.
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    Originally Posted by 52Lewis20Reed View Post
    imgur DOT com /Ht7lT


    imgur DOT com /hOGKR

    I'm willing to do any pose to show how much chest and stomach fat I have......It's embarassing but I'm willing to do anything for some help.
    You're over 15%. Your reading was inaccurate.
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    Originally Posted by hansnfranzzz View Post
    You're over 15%. Your reading was inaccurate.
    Ya, I was 99% sure it was inaccurate considering people in the 13% range are considered to be in good shape physically and I'm far from that.
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