FAT Loss and BF %

# Thread: FAT Loss and BF %

1. ## FAT Loss and BF %

I have a question. Maybe someone has info on.

I would like to know what 1% BF loss equals to in actual pounds of weight?

2. Wouldn't that depend you your total weight? Or maybe not total weight but the weight of lean mass?

3. yeah, it would be relative to your total bodyweight and bf%.

4. Originally posted by Prince
yeah, it would be relative to your total bodyweight and bf%.
Actually, it would just be a factor of total weight.

This question though is rather amusing. Think about it, the question by definition, asks for how much x percent is....x percent of what??? Total weight.

So, 1% of a 100 lb person would be.....yup, 1 pound. A 200 lb person....2 pounds.

Actually, this is remedial math.

5. Oh I see then...thanx

6. Originally posted by Twin Peak
Actually, it would just be a factor of total weight.

This question though is rather amusing. Think about it, the question by definition, asks for how much x percent is....x percent of what??? Total weight.

So, 1% of a 100 lb person would be.....yup, 1 pound. A 200 lb person....2 pounds.

Actually, this is remedial math.
that's true, but if you were 100lbs and your bf is 10%, and you lose 1% bf, that is not one pound.

7. Ah, but that wasn't the question.

8. You been hanging around DP? Naw, even he isn't that arrogant.

9. So, if Joe Blo weighs 500 lbs and HE lost 1% bodyfat, how much would THAT be in terms of poundz?

Figure out the equation and just give us the solution...

....and, what about his sister Jo-Anne Blo? She weighs 190 lbs and lost 1% bodyfat, how much would that be in terms of poundz?

What would "be" the equation....??

10. I'll bite...

5 lbs and 1.9 pounds

(my assumption is that Joe is going from, say, 50% to 49% BF)

11. lol.

So, the "average person" weighing over say, 150 lbs. (like me), it's fair to say that losing .50-1 lb. of fat with each % percent of fat loss is not uncommon.

Thanx, I am really not a math person, I am too free willed

12. .01 X BW = 1% BF

So you have to lose 1.5 pounds of BF to lose 1%.....I think your asking what % of the w8 you lose is BF....the answer is that it 'varies'..and it is possible to gain LBM at the same time....so you may on occassion lose 2 pounds of BF and gain 2 pounds of LBM...and the scale doen't move!

Solution is to take skinfolds....and BW...let us do the math

DP

13. Who is BW?? I was letting you guys do the math ...

I see....ok !

14. Originally posted by DaMayor
You been hanging around DP? Naw, even he isn't that arrogant.
Not sure exactly what you are referring to, but I realy don't care.

15. Yep, a percent means a portion of 100, meaning you must divide your own bodyweight.

Each additional percent will be with a new weight in mind, since your bodyweight will change from the first time. Or to keep it simple just keep track of your bodyweight and bodyfat % every 2-4 weeks to track progress, remember that all weight loss isn't a good thing so definately get some calipers if you don't have them already. Water, muscle, bone, fat, all has weight and some people (especially women) seem to think that any kind of weight loss is good and must be fat.

16. Originally posted by Mudge
Each additional percent will be with a new weight in mind, since your bodyweight will change from the first time.
That's a damn good point there Mudge, the denomitor does change. So going from 50% to 49% is not exactly like losing 1% of your body fat. The 49% has a different numerator AND denomitor.

17. Unless you start at time zero, and go to time T +1......then the equation is linear.

It becomes a % of starting BW

DP

18. maybe jo blow who weights 500 lbs just gained smae msucle and didn't lose any fat... that would decrease his % as well

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