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I'm getting fat.

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Connemara, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. Eagle

    Eagle Senior member

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    His bodyfat is in the mid-high 20s, conceivably the low 30s. People greatly underestimate what someone at <18% bodyfat looks like, and almost everyone underestimates their own bodyfat. Considering he has almost no muscle mass I'm leaning towards the upper-end of my guesstimate. Someone at 12% bodyfat is going to be pretty much shredded. Even caliper measurements tend to be inaccurate because of how poorly they are used by untrained fitness "professionals."...

    I am in complete agreement with your assessment, eidolon. Comments incorporated in my original post, were intended to apply the kinder, gentler approach...characteristic of us older folk. However, I don't know that 12% to 14% body fat is as extreme as you conclude. It's been quite a few years but, as a high school and a wanna-be college wrestler (I was dumped in the final cut), it was not an unusual condition for many of Penn States wrestling squad members back in 1968! An ectomorph can have a very low percentage of body fat and yet, never develope that ripped appearance. [​IMG]
     
  2. Maharlika

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    Try Bikram Yoga. It's the fastest way to loose the gut.
     
  3. JesseJB

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    Can anyone give some info on the impacts that high fructose corn syrup has on your body??? I went and threw out everything that I own that contains it, but this guy at a party last night told me they proved that its not bad for you....
     
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    Can anyone give some info on the impacts that high fructose corn syrup has on your body??? I went and threw out everything that I own that contains it, but this guy at a party last night told me they proved that its not bad for you....
    The difference between high fructose corn syrup and cane sugar is a 10% difference in the glucose/fructose balance (55 fructose/45 glucose in HFCS 55 to, in most cases, 50/50 for cane sugar). Fructose does not stimulate the response of leptin, which makes you feel full. But it's a 10% difference, which isn't really the issue. What happened is that corn production was subsidized by the government and cane sugar had tariffs placed on it, and the price differentials were so substantial that it became profitable for companies to totally retool production lines and the composition of foods to incorporate more HFCS. On the open market HFCS isn't very cheap, but the mass purchases made by food companies all have NDAs surrounding them and according to most people the total price paid by most corporations for HFCS is very low. What this led to was more sugar in all food. There's no real point running from HFCS, the composition isn't different enough to really mean shit. Over time that 10% might make a difference across large enough populations, but you're better off trying to mitigate your sugar intake in general.
     
  5. JesseJB

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    Hey thanks for the response!
     
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    I have 5.3% body fat.

    Jon.


    Are you including body hair mass in the denominator?

    Jon.
     

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