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    Really? I thought it had to be a lot lower for that to happen. Does it have anything to do with height and overall weight?
    Some women it's 18%, some can get below 15% and still menstruate (but as they get below 15% most women will lose their periods). Once you get below 13% as a woman, you're getting into essential body fat range, and very few women can maintain that for long--you're talking competition day cut for a bodybuilder.

    But I think the research on fertility shows that for most women, being much under 18-20% will impair one's ability to conceive. That only matters much if you're really trying hard to get preggers, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Good View Post
    The real question is this: if a man got fat enough would the excess estrogen caused by said fat induce a hormonal cycle similar to that experienced by women of reproductive age?
    Or, in layman's terms, could angry fat guys just be PMSing?
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    My husband just started a new job yesterday and has to be out of town for the first two weeks.
    I woke up to this text message "I don't know if its funny or sad when I see all these giant fat bodies carrying around huge bags of mini cupcakes" I can totally picture it...

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    I read an article saying the average American throws away 4.5 lb of trash per DAY. My first thought was "how the HELL can you go through that much meat (styrofoam packing), veggies (ends and trimmings), and toilet paper?"
    Then I remembered that not everyone ate like us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owly View Post
    Some women it's 18%, some can get below 15% and still menstruate (but as they get below 15% most women will lose their periods). Once you get below 13% as a woman, you're getting into essential body fat range, and very few women can maintain that for long--you're talking competition day cut for a bodybuilder.

    But I think the research on fertility shows that for most women, being much under 18-20% will impair one's ability to conceive. That only matters much if you're really trying hard to get preggers, though.
    Which is exactly why most body fat testing must be bunk. I had mine tested many times by many different people in many different places over about 5 years when I was in college and a bit beyond, and it always, always registered 12-13% on the calipers. Anyone could look at me and know it wasn't true. I was fit & healthy & strong, and very lean from the waist up, but had some definite thighs. The problem is, calipers don't measure where I store fat (especially top outside of thighs & rear & back of hips). So they're nonsense.

    I conceived easily at that weight/bodyfat%, and when I dropped another 15lb and even more body fat a few years later, conceived easily again.

    The only thing I could imagine working well would be something like water tank displacement, maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaGrok View Post
    The only thing I could imagine working well would be something like water tank displacement, maybe?
    Apparently even those can be quite inaccurate. Remember this post?
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    I think DEXA is probably the most accurate method. Other than autoposy. Autopsy is definitely the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naiadknight View Post
    I read an article saying the average American throws away 4.5 lb of trash per DAY. My first thought was "how the HELL can you go through that much meat (styrofoam packing), veggies (ends and trimmings), and toilet paper?"
    Then I remembered that not everyone ate like us.
    You know, you bring up an interesting point. I think I easily scrape a couple pounds of organic stuff into compost a couple times a week. But veggie trimmings, rotten veggies, and other food scraps are technically a *lot* heavier than just cardboard boxes, plastic bags, and other packing material. Which makes me realize HOW MUCH PACKAGING CRAP other people must be throwing away every day to be a comparable weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corvidae View Post
    You know, you bring up an interesting point. I think I easily scrape a couple pounds of organic stuff into compost a couple times a week. But veggie trimmings, rotten veggies, and other food scraps are technically a *lot* heavier than just cardboard boxes, plastic bags, and other packing material. Which makes me realize HOW MUCH PACKAGING CRAP other people must be throwing away every day to be a comparable weight.
    You're forgetting to factor in frozen meal wrappings, aluminum cans, and tin cans.
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    Ate my lunch at Whole Foods today. Basically got maybe a cup of leafy greens and a pound of chicken breast, salmon, and shrimp. I sat down across from this lady who was eating a tiny container of canola oil filled tuna salad mayo and a small bagel. When I wasn't looking, she would stare at me eating my food. Sad thing is, calorically we probably ate the same amount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaGrok View Post
    Which is exactly why most body fat testing must be bunk. I had mine tested many times by many different people in many different places over about 5 years when I was in college and a bit beyond, and it always, always registered 12-13% on the calipers. Anyone could look at me and know it wasn't true. I was fit & healthy & strong, and very lean from the waist up, but had some definite thighs. The problem is, calipers don't measure where I store fat (especially top outside of thighs & rear & back of hips). So they're nonsense.

    I conceived easily at that weight/bodyfat%, and when I dropped another 15lb and even more body fat a few years later, conceived easily again.

    The only thing I could imagine working well would be something like water tank displacement, maybe?
    Ok, this makes sense to me now. So at 19.2% (allegedly) i'm underweight with regards to BF. But I definetley don't look, I dunno, infertile? I suppose my top half has leaned out, but I'm still packing some BF round the hips thighs - as far as I recall, Mark did a post on this, and that's where women store bits and bobs they require during pregnancy? I imagine those readings don't reflect where your BF is kept.

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