Losing body fat, especially abdominal fat, is a good thing. Losing too much body fat is a bad thing! There have been many people who worry so much about weight and body fat that it leads to serious illnesses like anorexia or bulimia. So what is the general standard for body fat? Here it is:
Necessary Body Fat: Women 10-13%, Men 2-5%
Athletes: Women 14-20%, Men 6-13%
Fit: Women 21-24%, Men 14-17%
Acceptable: Women 25-31%, Men 18-25%
Unhealthy: Women 32%+, Men 26%+
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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
Your Fitness University
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Monday, October 22, 2007
Having Too Little Body Fat Can Be Dangerous
Labels: Body Fat
I am a Lifestyle Weight Management Specialist. Since 2006, I have been the owner of Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut and Your Fitness University. I have helped thousands transform their bodies to lean with lasting weight loss.
I encourage clients and readers to make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and your ideal body weight. I do not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.