Announcing our new Fatburn Tracker (courtesy of Mags)
Based on, we created a tool called the Fatburn Tracker that will allow you to track your weight and body fat every day, as well as set a target goal and monitor your progress toward your goal via a progress meter. Once we have enough people using it, we'll be able to display the total pounds of fat lost for the entire community in what Mags dubbed the giant 'Loss-O-Meter'. Here's what it looks like:
Right now the tracker requires a caliper and that you measure yourself using the Jackson/Pollock 4 point algorithm (Thigh, Abs, Tricep, Suprailiac). There's detailed instructions on how to measure yourself here:
We chose the caliper method because it's the easiest way to measure your body fat % w/o a DEXA/BodPod and is relatively accurate (within 3%). Rather than just track your weight alone, which can be deceptive, this tool calculates your actual body fat % automatically for you. This method is much more indicative of your progress than relying on the scale alone. If you haven't been tracking yourself using a caliper yet, I highly recommend it, regardless of your size. The SlimGuide caliper is professional-grade and is perfectly capable of measuring up to 45% body fat.
To start entering data into your tracker, log in and click the 'Fatburn Tracker' from your dropdown menu:
You can also check out my tracker to see what it looks like with actual data populated (for friends and members only):
And a thousand thanks toto create this tool!
More goodies on the way!
As always (and as you can see) your feedback is very welcome. Please respond with ideas , constructive critics or praises . We would love to hear from you. This little community and its site is our labor of love, but what made it special is YOU. Thank you.