View Full Version : Weight Loss BUT Fat % went up ????

08-02-2006, 11:50 PM
I try to weigh myself at the gym just once a week

Last week I was at 225lb (15lb loss) & 35% body fat (10% loss) after 2 weeks

This week I was down to 222lb but my body fat went up 2% to 37% :bang:

Should I be concerned or does body fat % go up & down throughout the
day(s) ?

08-02-2006, 11:51 PM
How was your bodyfat % measured?

08-02-2006, 11:52 PM
The gym has an electric scale, where you have to enter in your sex & height...then it takes your weight & 5 seconds later a % comes up

08-02-2006, 11:59 PM
I def. wouldn't worry about that then. That form of measuring bodyfat is not very accurate. The next time you go to the gym see if a trainer or someone can measure your bodyfat using calipers (way more accurate).

08-03-2006, 12:05 AM
well that's good news. My ex-trainer told me the only way this was to happen is if my body didn't have enough fat to burn off & it was burning muscle instead. Therefore my weight would go down & my body fat would go up.

BUT with 35-37% body fat I'm sure there's still enough to go around (lol)

I am following a good diet & am getting stronger every week so this confused me.

Those that have read my previous posts knows about this trainer & his ideas & thoughts


08-03-2006, 08:17 AM
You definatly have nothing to worry about. That method of calculating bodyfat is absolutly terrible. If you want any kind of indicator go with your waist measurement and weight.

08-03-2006, 08:27 AM
Well, im guessing that you're not lugging around 80lbs of fat anyways... so Imma say dont worry and get a better measuring tool....