In the world of healthy living, it's no secret that we need to watch our weight. However, one factor that often gets overlooked, even though it's actually more important than weight alone, is bodyfat percentage. If you know your bodyfat %, then you can work out how much of your total body weight is actually Lean Body Mass (bones, organs, muscle).
Unfortunately, some people, especially the creators of "fad diets", don't want you to know your bodyfat percentage. They worry that if you do know it then you will discover that their diets are causing you to lose your lean body mass rather than your fat. Don't let them fool you though, use our Bodyfat Percentage Calculator to learn the secret about your body.
Is your Bodyfat Percentage healthy?
Essential Fat = 10%-12% bodyfat
Athletes = 13%-20% bodyfat
Fitness = 21%-24% bodyfat
Acceptable = 25%-31% bodyfat
Obese = 32% or more bodyfat
Essential Fat = 2%-4% bodyfat
Athletes = 5%-13% bodyfat
Fitness = 14%-17% bodyfat
Acceptable = 18%-25% bodyfat
Obese = 26% or more bodyfat
Just follow the instructions below and enter the required information, and in no time you'll be seeing genuine fat loss.
NOTE: This method uses various body part measurements to calculate bodyfat %. It's not as accurate as a proper medical test or electronic bodyfat measurements, but it's a good indicator if you have no other method available. Use a fabric tape measure, or a piece of string and a ruler.
Bodyfat Percentage Calculator
THE NEXT STEP: Once you know your Bodyfat %, use our Calories Calculator to find out your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), Lean Body Mass, and what your Daily Recommended Calorie Intake should be in order to meet your weight loss goals.
REMEMBER: There are two guaranteed ways to lose weight: One is to eat less food than your body needs, causing it to break down fat for energy, the other is to exercise more, so that your body demands even more energy. Of course, the ideal scenario is to do both: eat sensibly, and exercise regularly, then you'll soon be able to get your perfect figure.
IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTICE: This site and its contents are for information only, and are not intended to override the advice of a medical professional. If you are in any doubt about your general health and fitness levels (including your Bodyfat %), you should consult a medical professional before embarking on any extreme form of diet or weight loss exercise programme. The important thing is to look after your body, it's the only one you have!