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Anthony Aouate 08-05-2010 11:51 AM

1.74m / 79kg / 26% bodyfat ?
Hi I'm Anthony,
my weight machine tells me I'm 79kg for 21kg of bodyfat --> 26% of bodyfat...

First of all, does it sound ok regarding my height ?

Then, I heard about "target weight" in many diet but I think it's a non-sense.
But is there a relation between height and a "good" weight for sport ?

I read on Paleo diet on Crossfit forum but is there any other diet you can advise ?


Katherine Derbyshire 08-05-2010 01:57 PM

Re: 1.74m / 79kg / 26% bodyfat ?
Most body fat measurements are horribly inaccurate. I wouldn't take that 26% number too seriously. Do you like what you see in the mirror?

With that said, most athletes -- including most female athletes -- will be substantially leaner than that. Energy spent moving excess mass around is energy that you can't use for whatever the goals of your sport are. "Excess" is defined by the sport, though. Football players don't look like gymnasts.

As for diet: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

(Food means stuff that your grandmother would recognize as edible, not processed pseudofood. Not too much, meaning an amount that supports your weight and performance goals. Plants meaning fruits and vegetables in particular.)


Anthony Aouate 08-07-2010 11:59 AM

Re: 1.74m / 79kg / 26% bodyfat ?
Thanks for taking time to answer.
So no meat / fish / pasta / rice / whey protein / bread / pita / olive oil / bamba / bissli / homemade cake ? :shrug: :) :) :shrug:

Knowing that I live in the middle east and that my wife is a Chef... it's gonna be hard for long time diet but doable on short goal one (mean 1-3 months).

[QUOTE]Do you like what you see in the mirror? [/QUOTE]
I like this question, you're right it's probably the most important.
(with Does my wife like what she see looking at me ? etc...)

Katherine Derbyshire 08-07-2010 02:20 PM

Re: 1.74m / 79kg / 26% bodyfat ?
On diet, my own view is that you can eat whatever you want in moderation. Meat and vegetables should be the core that meals build around. People have different opinions about just how much of other foods it's okay to have, but not many people will argue about a diet based on meat and vegetables.


Jordan K Smith 08-07-2010 07:43 PM

Re: 1.74m / 79kg / 26% bodyfat ?
[QUOTE=Anthony Aouate;823528]Thanks for taking time to answer.
So no meat / fish / pasta / rice / whey protein / bread / pita / olive oil / bamba / bissli / homemade cake ? :shrug: :) :) :shrug:

meat, fish, and olive oil are cornerstones of the paleo diet and healthy eating in general, even if you dont want to do all-out paleo. whey is arguable. its not paleo, but it helps if you have trouble getting enough protein in the day from whole food sources, and it does digest and get to your muscles faster after a workout.

the other things you mentioned are what you want to cut out to see a real difference.

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