BODY FAT CALCULATORS. You will need to know your Lean Body Mass in order to
determine how much you should eat. The starting place is knowing your body
fat percentage. Everything that is not body fat is called Lean Body Mass or
LBM. To find your LBM % subtract your body fat % from 100%. If your body fat
percentage is 25% then your LBM percentage is 75%. Your actual LBM in pounds
is your total body weight (what the scale says) multiplied by your LBM %.
Example: If you weigh 140 pounds and your LBM is 75% then your LBM is 140 x
75% = 105 pounds.
Popular methods for measuring body fat are calipers, body impedance
measurements (try the Tanita scale), underwater weighing, and the tape
measure approach. You can try out these online calculators to get started.
They may all give you different answers! Sorry, this is not an exact
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Tanner [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2000 2:32 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [EVOLUTIONARY-FITNESS] CKD Diet
> Doesn't mater what you eat, just reduce intake calories to less than
> that which you burn and weight will go down. No magic here.
> The body ONLY stores fat when dietary excesses of Carbs or Protein are
> eaten. The Liver turns the excess energy into TriGlycerides and hopes
> Insulin is around to cause them to be stored in the fat cells.
> A low carb diet will enhance Insulin sensitivity in both fat & muscle
> cells. This means that eating carbs on a low / no carb diet without
> exercise to empty the muscle's Glycogen stores will quickly result in
> fat storage.
> The hormones which activate Lipolysis (Fatty Acid release from fat
> cells) are:
> 1) Growth Hormone
> 2) Glucagon
> 3) Stress Hormones
> Eating fat will not trigger these hormones. In most cases, it will
> suppress their release as eating a lot of fat will signal the body it
> doesn't need to use any of the fat stored around your middle.
> Why would the body release more Fatty Acids from it's fat stores when
> the Intestines are providing ample?
> Fat (TriGlycerides) is stored by Insulin, which needs elevated blood
> Glucose levels, which is caused by eating more carbs which Insulin can
> store in the Liver's or Muscle's Glycogen stores.
> The CKD diet does work. It is very clever but does require a lot of
> exercise during the low carb portion to totally deplete the Muscle's
> Glycogen stores.
> I have no problems with the CKD diet. However it is tricky to get it
> working well and the amount of carbs during the weekend is critical as
> too few will not fill the Muscle's Glycogen stores (and result in
> reduced exercise capacity and Muscle Protein generation) and too many
> will quickly put on fat as the fat cells are, like the muscle cells, now
> hyper sensitive to Insulin.
> However the medical basis is sound.
> I do however question the long term benefits as the dietary habits it
> teaches are not what I would say are long term healthy ones. Pigging
> out on cabrs during the weekend may seem attractive, but what happens
> when you achieve your ideal weight? May be not so easy to stop those
> carb pigouts.
> The CKD diet is mainly used by body builders who wish to get a really
> "Cut" (NO FAT) appearance before a contest.