Need help with the body fat calculator! Last Post 08 Apr 2008 06:09 AM by Sue. 3 Replies. Sort: Oldest First Most Recent First
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David

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 07 Apr 2008 04:37 AM Hey everybody! I'm from sweden, in sweden we have along with the rest of europe (execpt for england) and the rest of the world adopted the very easy to use metric system. However you stubborn americans keep sticking to an outdated system :P wich is very hard to understand. So when I did the calculation i only had 8% bodyfat, wich is not possiable. I think what made me stumble and fall is that Dr Sears wants us to break it down in half-inches wich confused the hell out of me, I'm not very good with maths. So if anyone out there could help me these are my mesurments using that 20th centuary flair :P the metric system: Height 184 cm Weight 105 kg Waist: 87 cm wrist: 20 cm
Sue
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 07 Apr 2008 07:27 AM Hi David,To convert cm to inches divide by 2.5; to convert kg to pounds multiply times 2.2. An easier way would be to use an online conversion site, where you simply type in your measurement and it automatically converts for you (do a search for "metirc conversion"). Your stats rounded to the half inch would be:Height: 73.5 inchesWeight: 231 poundsWaist: 35 inchesWrist: 8 inchesThese stats give you 10% body fat and 207 LBM. At the sedentary activity level you'd require 15 balanced Zone block daily. You'd increase from there depending upon your actual activity level. Sue KnorrLost 100 lbs 18 yrs ago, off BP meds, thanks to the Zone diet and Zone fish oil.Consultant of Zone Labs
David

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 08 Apr 2008 04:01 AM ok thanks! Another question thou: when I messure my waist line, should it be the actual waist ie where my pants are or is it to messure my belly? Because just messuring my waistline gives me 87 cm however including my potbelly it gives me a messurment of 105 cm. Wich should I go by?
Sue
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 08 Apr 2008 06:09 AM It should be measured at the level of the umbilicus. This would probably change the bodyfat % and LBM I posted for you above. Sue KnorrLost 100 lbs 18 yrs ago, off BP meds, thanks to the Zone diet and Zone fish oil.Consultant of Zone Labs
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