Percentage Body Fat Calculator

What is percentage body fat?

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Your body fat percentage is the % of fat your body contains. A certain amount of body fat is essential as fat protects internal organs and tissue, is required for healthy hormone production, helps regulate body temperature and is the main energy store in your body.

However, above the healthy body fat percentage, people are at increased risk of medical conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes.

Body Fat Percentage Categories

Sex Essential Fat Athletes Fitness Acceptable Obese
Female 10-12% 14-20% 21-24% 25-31% +32%
Male 2-4% 6-13% 14-17% 18-25% +25%

Calculate your Lean body mass

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Your Lean Body Mass is the weight of your muscle, bone, organ tissue, blood and everything other than your body fat. It is important to maintain your lean body mass, and any weight loss target below this is not only unrealistic, but would indicate starvation. However we all have a biological requirement for some body fat and this too must be accounted for when setting target weights. An acceptable target weight would be 25 � 31 % higher than your lean body mass for woman and 18 � 25 % higher for men.

Calculate your target weight using % body fat goals

First calculate your lean body mass using the calculator above

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  1. Goal Weight:

  2. Target Total Weight Loss:

The Goal Weight above is calculated based on a weight loss to ensure that your lean body mass and your health is not compromised. Losing more than indicated above would mean losing lean body mass, which is not desirable.

Are your weight loss goals realistic?

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The target weight you have selected is a realistic aim and would allow your body fat percentage to remain within the acceptable range.

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Unless you exercise regularly the target weight you have selected would be unrealistic. A more realistic target weight would be to aim for a weight that would allow your body fat percentage to remain within the acceptable range. We recommend that you use the Calculate Target Weight option above and aim for a body fat percentage target of between 21- 31 %.

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Your target weight is realistic however it would mean that your body fat percentage is above the acceptable target range. If you breaking down your overall weight loss goals into smaller mini-targets this is a great initial target weight. A healthy, realistic target weight would be to aim for a weight that would allow your body weight percentage to remain within the acceptable range. We recommend that you visit this page again later on in your weight loss journey and use the Calculate Target Weight option setting your body fat percentage target to between 21- 31 % to assess your final overall weight loss target.

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Your target weight is both unrealistic and unhealthy. Body fat is needed for health and the weight you have set as a target would compromise your healthy lean muscle and your body fat would be lower than your essential requirement. Please reassess your personal weight loss goals. A healthy target weight is one that would allow your body fat percentage to remain within the acceptable range of 21-31% and to do this we recommend that you use the Calculate Target Weight option above.

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The target weight you have selected is a realistic aim and would allow your body fat percentage to remain within the acceptable range.

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Unless you exercise regularly the target weight you have selected would be unrealistic. A more realistic target weight would be to aim for a weight that would allow your body fat percentage to remain within the acceptable range. We recommend that you use the Calculate Target Weight option above and aim for a body fat percentage target of between 18-25 %.

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Your target weight is realistic however it would mean that your body fat percentage is above the acceptable target range. If you breaking down your overall weight loss goals into smaller mini-targets this is a great initial target weight. A healthy, realistic target weight would be to aim for a weight that would allow your body weight percentage to remain within the acceptable range. We recommend that you visit this page again later on in your weight loss journey and use the Calculate Target Weight option setting your body fat percentage target to between 18-25 % to assess your final overall weight loss target.

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Your target weight is both unrealistic and unhealthy. Body fat is needed for health and the weight you have set as a target would compromise your healthy lean muscle and your body fat would be lower than your essential requirement. Please reassess your personal weight loss goals. A healthy target weight is one that would allow your body fat percentage to remain within the acceptable range of 18-25% and to do this we recommend that you use the Calculate Target Weight option above.

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