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Body Fat Percentage
Fat percentage Calculators:-
Your personal body fat percentage is simply the percentage of fat your body contains. If you are 150 pounds and 10% fat, your body consists of 15 pounds fat and 135 pounds lean body mass (bone, muscle, organ tissue, blood etc. Fat is an essential component of your body make up and you should take note of the minimum fat percentages for healthy living!

Please use our body fat percentage calculators. There are three of them. The first two are in lbs and inches and the third one is in Kgs and Centimeters. Please don't mix them up as the readings will obviously be wrong. The results are indicative only and represent the closest approximation based on the data provided by you. They are also based on broad test sample and take no account of frame size and bone structure. Below the two calculators is a range of theoretical results to either see which band you are in or which band you would like to be in.
Simple Body fat percentage calculator
Imperial Units (lbs and inches)
Select Your Gender
Enter Your Weight (lbs.)
Enter Your Waist Size (in.)
Your personal body fat percentage is:-
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In the manner of diet--I have been persistently strict in sticking to the things which didn't agree with me until one or the other of us got the best of it.
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Body fat percentage calculator
Metric Units (Kgs and centimeters)
Select Your Gender
Enter Your Weight (Kgs.)
Enter Your Waist Size (cm.)
Your personal body fat percentage is:-
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Typical body fat ranges for various theoretical body types
Body Type Female Male
Athlete 17% 10%
Lean 17-22% 10-15%
Normal 22-25% 15-18%
Above Average 25-29% 18-20%
Overfat 29-35% 20-25%
Obese 35+% 25+%
The American Council of Exercise provides the following:-
General 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% plus 25% plus

Particular note should be made of the essential fat % when setting a weight loss goal. You need to maintain this percentage to keep healthy! It is essential not to set unrealistic fat loss targets when establishing your personal weight-loss program. Remember you may be eating away at your musculature, bone structure and other organs if you set unrealistic targets. According to health experts at Johns Hopkins University:- "On any non-medically supervised weight-loss program, women should consume at least 1200 calories a day and men at least 1600 per day."

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