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Postby KimE » Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:59 am

Garfield I have the same trouble with body fat I am not sure what is correct.

At the gym I was told 22% should be the average for women, I have since also heard 23% and 24% as the average. The following is what the little book I got with my scales says (US info).

Female Underfat Healthy Overfat Obese
20-39 0-21% 21-33% 33-39% 39% and up
40-59 0-23% 23-34% 34-40% 40% and up
60-79 0-24% 24-35% 36-42% 42% and up

Below is another series of definers I have read although these figures seem to be more about how you will look in relation to muscle definition as opposed to what is healthy:

Lean 16-20%
Average 21-25%
Below Average 26-30%
Improvement Needed 31-40%+

I started at 42%+ and am now reading 27%. So according to the top chart at 38 I am in the 'healthy' range but according to the other I am below average. But overall I am happy with my progress so I will keep doing what I am doing.
Kim - To thine own self be true
Maintainence since 04/11/06
Preferred Weight - Under 60 kgs
Current Weight - 64.8 kgs
Start Weight - 85 kgs
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Postby Garfield » Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:43 pm

Coolies, thanks guys.
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