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13 Jul 2006

Body fat %-response to diet doc's query
This is responding to your response to my question posted on 12/7!
I weigh 89kgs. I'm very active following an aerobic and body conditioning exercise regime which requires me to run for half an hour each session - 3 or 4 times a week. I don't look obese although I would say I look overweight.....
My BMI is 30.4 (and reducing!) but the body fat % is 45.7% and is worrying (not sure that's the right word...)perplexing me somewhat.
Many thanks for any insight you may provide.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Anne
Thanks so much for providing me with your weight in kg and BMI. Because your BMI = 30,4, which is still in the obese range, it is possible that your body fat % is still very high. As you lose that weight and get back into the overweight category, with a BMI between 25 and 30, that % will also come down. Then when you start getting back into the normal BMI range (18-25), you should see a great improvement in body fat%. As I mentioned yesterday, women who are not overweight, have a normal body fat % of about 24%. The exercise you do will also help to reduce body fat%. Concentrate on doing aerobic exercises (running, jogging, brisk walking, cycling, rowing, skipping and spinning), rather than working with weights (the latter firm you up, but don't address the body fat% problem).
Keep up the good work
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