Podcast with James Krieger
James Krieger is the founder of Weightology, LLC. He has a Master's degree in Nutrition from the University of Florida and a second Master's degree in Exercise Science from Washington State University. He is the former research director for a corporate weight management program that treated over 400 people per year, with an average weight loss of 40 pounds in 3 months. His former weight loss clients include the founder of Sylvan Learning Centers and The Little Gym, the vice president of Costco, and a former vice president of MSN. He has given over 75 lectures on weight loss-related topics to physicians, dietitians, and other professionals.
In this podcast, James and I discuss anthropometry. Some of the things we discuss are:
1. What is anthropometry and what are the most common methods to use in regards to body composition?
2. People often talk about these being measurements, but are they really measurements?
3. What seems to be the most reliable methods for predicting body fat?
4. Skinfolds measurements and Bioelectrical impedance (BIA) are two of the most popular methods to use. What are the pros and cons of using these methods?
5. DEXA is often mentioned as the gold standard when it comes measuring body composition, is this true or does it also have its limitations?