body fat percentage calculator

The body fat percentage calculator helps you calculate how much of your body is made of fat. First, enter your weight. Then, using a tape measure, determine the measurements of your waist, hip, forearm and wrist.

Next, input your gender and once you have received your results, use the table to see your body fat index is based on average values. Remember, women will almost always have a higher body fat percentage then men will.

Body Fat Percentage Categories
Classification Women (% Fat) Men (% Fat)
Essential Fat 10-12% 2-4%
Athletes 14-20% 6-13%
Fitness 21-24% 14-17%
Acceptable 25-31% 18-25%
Obese 32% + 25% +

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Angelique Johnson
Angelique Johnson
Owner at Nutrition by Angelique
Angelique Johnson, BS, NDTR is a Miami-based nutritionist who is excited to help others live healthier lives through good nutrition. She loves fitness, writing, blogging, cooking, and eating delicious foods.

A self-proclaimed chocolate-fanatic, she prides herself in being able to show others that there are no "bad foods," only "bad habits."

She received her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and is currently a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics candidate. Her plans include starting her PhD in the summer of 2016. She currently lives in Miami with her husband and French bulldog, Mingus.

Body Fat Percentage Calculator