På senare tid har jag lyckats lägga på mig mer vikt. Detta med avsikten att kunna gå ner igen och se vad är det bästa för min hälsa. Ett litet experiment alltså. Till detta har jag några verktyg. Viktväktarnas matkasse och även Withings våg där jag får allt jag behöver för kontrollen. Utöver min träning naturligtvis.
Nedan är mätningarna som har en lätt nedåtgående trend men men stor variation.
What is fat mass?
Body fat is made up of tissue that contains fat cells. While healthy body fat percentages differ based on age and gender, healthy levels are generally between 14% and 30% for women and 6% and 25% for men.
Body fat tends to accumulate on the hips and thighs (known as gynoid obesity) in women, and around the stomach (known as android obesity) in men.
Fat mass is the opposite of lean body mass, which is made up of muscles, internal organs and bones.
Why should I measure fat mass?
Cardiovascular risk is dependent on more than just weight and Body Mass Index, as where you store fat is very important.
Recent studies have shown that people with too much belly fat are at a greater risk of developing diseases like diabetes, blood pressure or stroke.
Furthermore, studies have shown that accumulating excess belly fat increases your risk for developing cardiovascular disease even if your weight is normal.
How does my scale measure fat mass?
The scale measures body fat by bio-impedance analysis. A low-grade electrical current is sent from the feet, up through the lower half of the body, and back.
Body fat and lean tissue resist the passage of this current to different degrees. While water, which is a very good electrical conductor, is stored in the lean tissue, fat tissue resists the passage of the current much more than lean tissue and has a higher impedance.
As a result, the more fat tissue in the body, the higher the overall impedance of the body.