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skinny fat??!

trimlee

Love God; Love People
S: 13st0lb C: 11st13lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 27 Loss: 1st1lb(8.24%)
#1
This will sound ridiculous of you're still on TFR (all you wanna do is get down to target weight) but in maintenance a new issue arises for some of us: being "skinny fat"!
U know after you've lost lots of weight now you seem to become so body-aware? Well, this is where I am, and I am very conscious of this layer of fat around my upper arms, thighs and abs. Now, on the surface of it, it seems I am sorta "OK" -size 12, BMI 23.5, but my body fat is 33%!
Here's a table of body fat norms:
Normal -female: 22-25%, male:15-18%
Overfat -female: 29-35%, male:20-25%
Obese -female:35%, male:25+%

I really want to get my fat down to at most 25%. I don't want to be 'skinny fat' any longer!

Anyone else found this?

PS: strategies for me include resistance training and toning (and I'd better not kid myself, I really need to eat healthily...)
 
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Yasmine

One last chance
S: 13st10lb C: 11st10lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 24.9 Loss: 2st0lb(14.58%)
#2
When you look at yourself in the mirror, are you happy with what you see?

Some of these tables and things where they have an estimate of what normal or obese is aren't entirely accurate. If you're happy with your look, nothing else should matter :)
 
S: 19st4lb C: 13st13lb G: 14st0lb BMI: 24.4 Loss: 5st5lb(27.78%)
#3
i agree with yasmine
 

Yasmine

One last chance
S: 13st10lb C: 11st10lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 24.9 Loss: 2st0lb(14.58%)
#4
I am now also a size 10-12 but i can only see fat?!?!

Even when people are mentioning my weight loss (Just over 2 stone) i cant really see what they are talking about?

I think its something i need to get control of sooner rather than later as i dont want it to effect me when i am at a healthy weight

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A size 10-12 is a beautiful figure. Size 10-12 women are not fat. You've lost 2 stone which is an amazing achievement.

Don't allow yourself to think that your fat at size 10, you might fall into anorexia's grip.
 
S: 14st7lb C: 13st7lb Loss: 1st0lb(6.9%)
#6
thats the thing with lipotrim you get so much control and you can lose weight easily. It is like anorexia in a way - cos they have a strong control over their weight.

I am already getting comments off people about how much longer do i want to be on this, and when i say size 10 they look worried!
 

Yasmine

One last chance
S: 13st10lb C: 11st10lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 24.9 Loss: 2st0lb(14.58%)
#7
thats the thing with lipotrim you get so much control and you can lose weight easily. It is like anorexia in a way - cos they have a strong control over their weight.

I am already getting comments off people about how much longer do i want to be on this, and when i say size 10 they look worried!
OMG I know what you mean about the size 10 thing. My dad doesn't want me to get down to that size, a lot of people don't beleive that I can get down to that size anyway, seeing as I have wide hips.
 
S: 14st7lb C: 13st7lb Loss: 1st0lb(6.9%)
#8
OMG I know what you mean about the size 10 thing. My dad doesn't want me to get down to that size, a lot of people don't beleive that I can get down to that size anyway, seeing as I have wide hips.
thing with me is i am 5ft4.5. This is a regular height, but i have a really small bone structure. I cannot carry a size 16 - it affects my health. Now i know a size 16 is actually the most common dress size in the UK and is fine on other people. But it seems to me that people find the fact i want to be a 10 shocking, why? Its not a size 0! LOL. Its a very healthy size for my structure - and i know that any less than a 10 will be unhealthy.

wonder if its other people with the problem rather than us?
 




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