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John

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 07 Dec 2010 03:56 PM Measure Your Belly FatTo find out if your belly fat poses health problems, first calculate your waist circumference. Grab a tape measure and follow these steps: Wrap the tape measure around your waist at your belly button. Write down that measurement. Next, determine the optimal measurement for your height by dividing your height in inches by two. For example, if you're 5'4" (64 inches), then your ideal waist circumference is 32 inches. Generally, women's waists should measure 32.5 inches; men's 37 inches. ~john --> Happily married 26 years --> 07 Feb 1986 <>< <>< <>< <>< PTL Col 3:23-24 ><> ><> ><> ><> Live the healthiest life you can enjoy, not the healthiest life you can tolerate.
Steven

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 07 Dec 2010 06:27 PM Actually that may be right. My waiste is about 35-36" right now depending on the morning and my height is 70". My body fat is down to 17.4% and that's in the "ideal" range for Males. So it seems to be right. Before in April at 245 Now at 208 and looking 10 years younger I love the Zone!
cranberrycat

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 07 Dec 2010 10:56 PM I have seen that formula before, too. CranberrycatWe don't own the earth; we borrow it from our children.
John

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 08 Dec 2010 07:22 AM So, I took a recent measurement.Well, I am at 69" height, my waist is at 36", and my weight is at 169 pounds.("Ideal" for my height is 165-169.)  And despite working out for the past 6 months, my body fat has only dropped from 25% down to 23%. So, maybe, its not off. ~john --> Happily married 26 years --> 07 Feb 1986 <>< <>< <>< <>< PTL Col 3:23-24 ><> ><> ><> ><> Live the healthiest life you can enjoy, not the healthiest life you can tolerate.
Sue
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 08 Dec 2010 07:26 AM In my case it's a bit generous John, if we're going to compare to Zone parameters for wellness (re ideal body fat %'s).  That forumla puts my waist (belly button) at over an inch larger than my current measurement, and I'm definitely not super thin (5" 7+" and about 23% body fat).____________________________________________sueConsultant of Zone LabsCertified Zone AffiliateLost 100 lbs 16 yrs ago, off BP meds, thanks to the Zone diet and Zone fish oil.   ZoneFast 1-2-3 is the best!View my Zone Fast 1-2-3 meal photos here:http://s531.photobucket.com/albums/...3%20Meals/View my classic Zone meal photos here:http://s531.photobucket.com/albums/...4/?start=0 Sue KnorrLost 100 lbs 18 yrs ago, off BP meds, thanks to the Zone diet and Zone fish oil.Consultant of Zone Labs
cranberrycat

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 08 Dec 2010 01:37 PM It isn't an exact formula.  It is supposed to be a tool to give those at risk a "reality check", but the presence of fat around the abd/waist does not tell the entire story (as we all know when reading TOXIC FAT). CranberrycatWe don't own the earth; we borrow it from our children.
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