Today I used a body fat testing machine at the gym that looks like this. This girl at the front desk had been telling be about it but I had never heard of it before. Today I asked if I could use it. You have to be there the same time that a personal trainer is there because its in his office. Anyways this guy at the front desk weighed me on the scale at 188.5 ( that was with my clothes and my shoes on in the middle of the day). He entered that into the machine + my age. Then he told me to hold this machine in front of me and press on the handles of it until my results popped up. It says that I have 132.2 pounds of lean mass and that I have 30.2 % body fat. I was wondering what a healthy body fat percentage is for me. I found this on about.com...
|What is a Healthy Body Fat Percentage?|
Age-Adusted Body Fat Percentage Recommendations
|20-40 yrs||Under 21%||21-33%||33-39%||Over 39%|
|41-60 yrs||Under 23%||23-35%||35-40%||Over 40%|
|61-79 yrs||Under 24%||24-36%||36-42%||Over 42%|
According to this I am in a healthy range but other websites give different numbers. All I know is that I'm going to keep going until I reach my goal weight. I thought that it was really interesting. When I get to my goal weight I will ask to use it again to see my progress. He also sat down with me and said that based on my lean body mass that I need to eat 78-108 grams of protein MINIMUM. That seems like a lot! He also told me that I need to stop doing the same exercises and weight lifting routines because my body will get used to it and then I will hit a wall. When I told him " Hey I have been doing this for 9 months and I'm still getting the results I want" He was like " Yeah but you could be getting them faster if you had a personal trainer telling you how to do it differently". All I know is that I really am into my routine right now and I can't afford a personal trainer. I feel like I'm just ranting at this point. Lol. I just get so annoyed when people tell me I need to lose weight in a different way because I like how I'm doing it now.