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    Losing weight through calorie deficit & workout but body fats % stays constant.

    hi all,

    I like to seek advise from the experienced folks here.

    I have reduced my weight from 98kg to 90kg in about 2 months, through calorie deficit and workout ( both cardio and weights-lifting ).

    however, my body fats % is still constant @ 28%.

    why is this so?
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    How do you know what your fat % is
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    Originally Posted by Tommy W. View Post
    How do you know what your fat % is
    hi there,

    I have an Omron weighing scale, which measures the following.

    1. weight, 2. fats %, 3. visceral fats, 4. BMI, 5. muscles %,
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    Those are useless. Measure your waist at the navel.if that measurement is going down you’re losing fat. 18 lbs of weight loss will be predominantly fat.
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    Originally Posted by fatsloss View Post
    hi there,

    I have an Omron weighing scale, which measures the following.

    1. weight, 2. fats %, 3. visceral fats, 4. BMI, 5. muscles %,
    1 and 4 may be accurate. The others are make believe.
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    Originally Posted by Tommy W. View Post
    Those are useless. Measure your waist at the navel.if that measurement is going down you’re losing fat. 18 lbs of weight loss will be predominantly fat.
    hi Tommy,

    thanks. I didn't know that those are misleading.

    Is DEXA scan also misleading?

    If measuring my waist from the naval, then yes, I have lost weight and also lost fats, cause I look less fat now.

    In short, how else can I measure my workout progress?

    My workouts are pretty intensive to me.

    Currently, I am doing about 1 hour of 24kg x 2 front squats, where I do a total of 12 sets of 8 reps.
    ( I progressed from 16kg x 2 )

    I also complete 1,000 air-squats in an hour a day.
    ( I progressed from 300 air-squats a day ).
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    Originally Posted by TolerantLactose View Post
    1 and 4 may be accurate. The others are make believe.
    hi TolerantLactose,

    ok, I didn't know that it's so off-the-scale.

    what do u use to measure body fats %, pls?

    Is DEXA Scan a reliable alternative?
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    Originally Posted by fatsloss View Post
    hi TolerantLactose,

    ok, I didn't know that it's so off-the-scale.

    what do u use to measure body fats %, pls?

    Is DEXA Scan a reliable alternative?
    I use a tape measure. Sometimes, I use a mirror.
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    Originally Posted by fatsloss View Post
    hi TolerantLactose,

    ok, I didn't know that it's so off-the-scale.

    what do u use to measure body fats %, pls?

    Is DEXA Scan a reliable alternative?
    it's reliable compared to what you're currently using, but your best bet is to use the mirror and bf% estimation thread on this forum: https://igoodies.000webhostapp.com/?viagra=showt...hp?t=173620211
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    IMO the best way is to measure the waist size, but it varies a lot during the day so I just measure every morning. It trends like the weight.
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    Originally Posted by faithbrah View Post
    it's reliable compared to what you're currently using, but your best bet is to use the mirror and bf% estimation thread on this forum:
    thanks. I am surprised that the omron measuring scale for weight isn't accurate for fats %.

    how often would u go for a DEXA scan, pls?
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    Originally Posted by lsiberian View Post
    IMO the best way is to measure the waist size, but it varies a lot during the day so I just measure every morning. It trends like the weight.
    thanks, ok, in terms of waist size, i have slimmed down. so that's one good news.
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    Originally Posted by fatsloss View Post
    how often would u go for a DEXA scan, pls?
    Never, you can look right into a mirror and save yourself the $100+ that a DEXA scan would cost. There's nothing a machine can tell you about your bodyfat that a look in the mirror and a tape measure couldn't tell you.
    All it takes is consistency, effort, proper nutrition, good programming, and TIME.

    Don't be upset with the results you didn't get from the work you did not do.
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    Originally Posted by fatsloss View Post
    thanks. I am surprised that the omron measuring scale for weight isn't accurate for fats %.

    how often would u go for a DEXA scan, pls?
    Bodyfat % and body composition are useless numbers. They’re never accurate anyway.

    Everybody holds fat differently so that just adds another reason why those things are just a waste of time, energy and money. What do you see in the mirror? Something you don’t like?

    Fix it....
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    Originally Posted by xsquid99 View Post
    Never, you can look right into a mirror and save yourself the $100+ that a DEXA scan would cost. There's nothing a machine can tell you about your bodyfat that a look in the mirror and a tape measure couldn't tell you.
    thanks. yes, a DEXA scan isn't cheap to start off with.

    I am really surprised that you guys use a mirror and tape measure. will use the same, other than monitoring a downward fall on my weight!
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    Originally Posted by Tommy W. View Post
    Bodyfat % and body composition are useless numbers. They’re never accurate anyway.

    Everybody holds fat differently so that just adds another reason why those things are just a waste of time, energy and money. What do you see in the mirror? Something you don’t like?

    Fix it....
    thanks! looks like I was misinformed and you are right.

    can I say that basically, all I need is to focus on

    1. nutrition, calorie-deficit,

    2. workout to failure,

    3. let time and zzz do its thing?
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    Originally Posted by fatsloss View Post
    thanks! looks like I was misinformed and you are right.

    can I say that basically, all I need is to focus on

    1. nutrition, calorie-deficit,

    2. workout to failure,

    3. let time and zzz do its thing?
    failure is not necessary.take your body to a place of being comfortably tired but not overly beat. It’s too hard to recover from a constant beat down.
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    Originally Posted by fatsloss View Post
    thanks! looks like I was misinformed and you are right.

    can I say that basically, all I need is to focus on

    1. nutrition, calorie-deficit,

    2. workout to failure,

    3. let time and zzz do its thing?
    Focus on doing a proper, balanced novice program, if you want to look good once you lose weight.

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    My workouts are pretty intensive to me.

    Currently, I am doing about 1 hour of 24kg x 2 front squats, where I do a total of 12 sets of 8 reps.
    ( I progressed from 16kg x 2 )

    I also complete 1,000 air-squats in an hour a day.
    ( I progressed from 300 air-squats a day ).
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