Hey guys, this is my first time posting to T-Nation, but I have been an avid read for over a year and a half. Well here goes...
Right now, I am currently 5'8.5'. I weigha 200lbs in the morning on an empty stomach. I have been told through caliper testing I am at 18% body fat. I want to know if I am interpreting the data correctly. This basically means that I am carrying 36lbs of body fat (200lbs x .18[18%])?
So if this assumption is correct and I want to diet and train down to 10% BF, I would have to lose 16lbs of fat (200lbs x .08 = 16). Is this a correct assumption? I only ask because I am planning to go to Cancun for spring break in March so roughly have 5.5 Months to lose 16Lbs of fat if I am interpreting the data correctly. Essentially, I'll have to lose 16/5.5 = 3Lbs/ monthly roughly.
Is this accurate? It seems very very feasible to make this body composition change, but only if I am understanding the science correctly. Let me know guys, thanks!