Tools and Calculators for Determining Body Fat and Target Calorie Intake
The best time to take your measurements is in the morning. Your body weight and waist measurements are the most accurate just after you wake up from 7-8 hours of sleep.
How much should you weigh? Fat 2 Fit Tools doesn’t prescribe to the idea that everyone should be categorized according to their BMI. A better gauge of how much you should weigh, and the one used in this goal body weight calculator, is your body fat percentage and your lean body mass.
Calories and Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) – This calculator will establish the baseline number of calories you should eat on a daily basis AND the number of calories that you should start eating today and for the rest of your life http://www.fat2fitradio.com/tools/bmr/
Waist to Hip Ratio – What does this ratio mean for you? It is generally accepted that, carrying extra weight around your middle, indicated by a high waist to hip ratio, increases health risks associated with obesity, such as diabetes, coronary heart disease and high blood pressure. The table below will tell you your risk of acquiring these diseases based on your waist to hip ratio.
Waist to Height Ratio – This calculator will tell you your waist to height ratio. A recent study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism indicates that the waist to height ratio is the best predictor of cardiovascular risk and mortality. The best time to take your measurements for this calculation, is in the morning. Your waist measurements are the most accurate just after you wake up from 7-8 hours of sleep.
SparkPeople.com Food and Nutrition Tracker – Tracks what you have eaten and breaks it out for you by nurtitional value as well as a chart that shows Protein, Carbohydrates and Fats. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/nutrition.asp
Fitness Testing – There are over 120 fitness tests described on the Top End Sports site. The tests have been divided into different fitness categories which should help you find the test you are after.