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    Thanks, but how does one find out their lean body mass?

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    Real simple... Take your total weight and your weight times % body fat. Subtract the two. BAM!

    If you google it, you might also find some other formulas out there that take into account other variables.
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    Hi Chris... I think I'm missing something: how do you get % body fat for this calculation? : )

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    Marlene,

    In order to get your precise BMI (Body Mass Index), you'd need to get measured. If you have a gym membership, the trainers there usually have one of the little measuring tools where they pinch your fat and measure the thickness to obtain your BMI. Until you're able to get measured, you can calculate your BMI online by typing in your height and weight. Just Google it. It's definitely not the most accurate, but it's close enough to give you at least of an idea of a range and get you started.

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    You make it up

    There are various methods, but looking at various images or people and estimating yours based off theirs seems good enough.
    Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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    5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
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