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Offline PrimalFeeding

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What to measure body fat % with?
« on: February 19, 2014, 10:32:49 PM »
I hate the weight and height ratio for BMI since it doesn't take muscle weight into account.  I'm told I'm way overweight by nurses based off of that formula when I really don't have much fat on me. 

I heard the BMI scales are useless.  Does anybody have any good recommendations for a way to track BMI or body fat percentage that is accurate?

Offline Warren Dew

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Re: What to measure body fat % with?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 03:29:07 PM »
Supposedly calipers or immersion testing are the most accurate.  You can get an estimate using various sets of measurements, such as at this site:

http://www.healthstatus.com/perl/calculator.cgi


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Re: What to measure body fat % with?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2014, 02:53:58 AM »
I have a Fitbit wireless scale that tracks fat %. To be honest the result varies significantly every time I step on it .... so I wouldn't recommend it!