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Sep 17th '17, 18:40 PM  
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How long would it take to get my body fat to 15%-12% + any other tips?

I'm a 5ft6, 17 year old male, I weight 64kg/140lbs and according to my not-so-reliable scales I'm approximately 19% body fat.

My BMR is 1600 calories and I eat about 1400 calories a day, usually composed of a wholemeal wrap with chicken and avocado in it (400 calories), a salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar (200 calories), chicken, rice and veg (300 calories) and anything else to fill up the last 400 (usually two snack bars).

I walk for about an hour and a half every day, burning 300 calories, making my total deficit 500 a day.

I want to get to 15%-12% body fat so I was just wondering if what I was doing should work and how long it should take to get me there? Otherwise what else should I do to get there/what should I change?

Thankyou for any help or advice.
Jan 3rd '18, 14:08 PM  
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Scales the kind you buy at home aren't accurate for fat %.... most time WAY off but that could be good news for you because they are mostly reported as logging a higher fat % than you are.

BIN them ... go on how you look and feel.

If you are really keen to find out your body fat percentage enquire with local sports clinics and even CrossFit gyms. I know 3 people in my area who use the BodyMetrix, it's an ultrasound system.

To reduce your body fat and be lean you need to strength/weight train.
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