CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Nutrition
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Nutrition Diet, supplements, weightloss, health & longevity

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-05-2010, 11:51 AM   #1
Anthony Aouate
Member Anthony Aouate is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Natanya  I
Posts: 10
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 ?

Thx
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2010, 01:57 PM   #2
Katherine Derbyshire
Member Katherine Derbyshire is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Seattle  WA
Posts: 7,596
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.)

Katherine
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2010, 11:59 AM   #3
Anthony Aouate
Member Anthony Aouate is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Natanya  I
Posts: 10
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 ?

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?
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...)
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2010, 02:20 PM   #4
Katherine Derbyshire
Member Katherine Derbyshire is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Seattle  WA
Posts: 7,596
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.

Katherine
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2010, 07:43 PM   #5
Jordan K Smith
Member Jordan K Smith is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lafayette  LA
Posts: 211
Re: 1.74m / 79kg / 26% bodyfat ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anthony Aouate View Post
Thanks for taking time to answer.
So no meat / fish / pasta / rice / whey protein / bread / pita / olive oil / bamba / bissli / homemade cake ?
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.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bodyfat Accuracy Jamie Sutton Nutrition 12 11-26-2008 06:42 PM
Why can't I get under ~12% bodyfat? Sean Kane Nutrition 40 06-06-2008 02:03 PM
Help Me Lose Bodyfat %! Shayne Brown Nutrition 13 12-20-2007 01:06 PM
Bodyfat measurements... Mike Groth Nutrition 3 07-23-2007 08:28 PM
Bodyfat Scale Noah Silverman Equipment 9 05-06-2005 09:03 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:03 PM.


CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.