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Old 11-16-2005, 07:15 PM   #1
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Question about Body Fat %

Hi I have a question that I hope somebody (anybody?) would know the correct answer to. So here it goes:

Im underweight and trying to gain weight. Im about 5'7" and 108ish.. I have been reading that it is unsafe to put on more than 2-3lbs per week, but if I have a body fat percentage of 12.5, does it really matter how fast the pounds do come (if they ever do)? Ive read that the normal body fat percentage is atleast 20% for women. So what do you think? Any advice? Thanks in advance!

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Old 01-07-2006, 12:56 AM   #2
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Re: Question about Body Fat %

Do you still get your period without the help on birth control? If so, you definitely shouldn't gain at a faster rate than about 2 lbs per week. If you gain weight too fast even from a small weight, you will gain it in areas like your stomach. Good luck with gaining weight.

 
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