3 Ways To check your Body Fat percentage…

1. Use the visual body fat charts below…

Women click here for your chart
mens visual bodyfat chart

Women:
womens visual bodyfat chart

The pictures above are from LeighPeele.com and she goes into more detail here about visual bodyfat percentages but look at these other 2 pictures from LeighPeele.com…

men and women visual bodyfat

As you can see from the pictures above body fat % means how much fat you have and not how much muscle you have so for example…

You can be 10% body fat and look ripped or you could be 10% body fat and be very skinny with very little muscle mass & very little ab definition.

2. Use the cartoon chart…

men and women visual bodyfat cartoon

3. Use the body fat calculator below…

  1. Select "Man" or "Woman"
  2. Enter your height in inches (measure without shoes)
  3. Enter your waist size in inches (measure at the navel/smallest point)
  4. Women only, enter your hips size in inches (measure at your hips' largest point)
  5. Enter your neck size in inches (measure at your neck's largest point)

Man Woman

  • Height (inches)
  • Waist (inches)
  • Hips (inches)
  • Neck (inches)

Your Estimated Body Fat % is &…

Thanks to Fat Burning Furnace for letting us use this fat burning tool!

For Men A Body Fat Percentage of…

For Women A Body Fat Percentage of…

Make sure you also see…

Back to Top

1-35 of 233 Comments
Seif ashmawy

It's not leting me put my hips measurement and I'm a male is this accurate

September 22, 2016

Adrian Bryant

no, the most accurate way to check body fat weight is with a dexa scan or the cheapest way is to use calipers on multiple sites

September 24, 2016

Paul

Hey I'm 18 years old I weighed 240 pounds..and now I'm at 213 I have been doing the jumping jacks work out and was wondering if there is any way to speed up this process

September 14, 2016

Adrian Bryant

simply add this diet to speed things up

September 15, 2016

subhasish

hi... my hight 5 feet 6 inches, weight 65 kg, waist 34 inches, chest 39 inches...... I want to show like 10% body fat picture......plz sugest me how can I do that

September 01, 2016

Adrian Bryant

do it with this

September 02, 2016

Bullcp

This calculator is so off it's a little ridiculous. I'm 30, 5'3", 155 lbs, 38 inch waist, 44 inch hips, 21 inch thighs. It says 50% bodyfat. Really? 155 lbs and 50% bodyfat? Please! Give me a break. That's WAY off.

August 19, 2016

Helen

Please go to get your bodyfat measured more accurately, the calculations here are very inaccurate and the advice even worse!

July 19, 2016

Seenja

I'm 21 years of age with a height of 5ft3inches and I weigh 138.89pounds. My body fat is 38.8% I'm devastated after seeing this! I did bmi calculation on other sites they shows 24.6%! What should I start with ? What should my diet regimen be?

May 12, 2016

Rachel

Hi Seenja
First of all - don't worry you can make changes to improve on this and you are young so you do not have a long life time of habits to contend with.
I would not go on a "diet " per say, you need to make permanent changes to see permanent results - which is why diets fail time and time again.
I would advise you to start by drinking 3 litres a water - this a lone will help you feel fuller and eat less - often we confuse thirst for hunger. Secondly go through your cupboards or anywhere else you store food / treats and remove anything that you know yourself is a big temptation or too hard to resit if it is in the cupboard - give it away to someone. Try and focus on eating fresh food not processed with no proportion of meat of fish if you include it in your diet being bigger than a packet of cigarettes - and then fill up on vegetables.
Just doing these things I am pretty sure you will be making moves towards weight loss, you also need to move every day - as much as you can - if every day you aim to walk / dance / run more than you have done the day before you will get there. There are plenty of recipes and loads of motivation available on the internet - find what works for you in terms of encouragement and use it daily to keep you on track - and dont beat yourself up if you have a bad day - we all do ! Good Luck

June 06, 2016

Joyce

retired disabled and cannot lift heavy things well
61 Y/O,5' 7",174 lbs,using treadmill walking a mile almost everyday is about the only exercise I get beside playing with my dog,anything else I might do with my limits to get back into my clothes

September 17, 2015

miriam archelous

I am 17 years..old but i have that big ass and good shape but my stomach is getting big which causes my shape to not shown up...so i need my stomach to be flat so that my shape to be good i am At TANZANIA in Africa continent....

August 24, 2015

Adrian Bryant

use this workout and this diet to lose belly fat

August 25, 2015

Gi

Terrible calculator. I'm 5'2" and 120 lbs right now. I have wide hips but my abs are visible and defined, my arms are toned. Only my thighs need a little work. I am working on losing 10 lbs but according to this calculator I am over 35% fat and therefore obese. I work in the medical field and I can tell you I have seen obese - I'm not it. I am well within normal range for my height and age. I hope this calculator doesn't mess with the head of a perfectly healthy person. WAY OVERESTIMATED! Use calipers instead

July 24, 2015

Courtney Graley

Assuming heavy work out 5-6 x per week, that brings you to a total of around 2800-3000 calories per day. I think that’s a decent estimate, but it’s hard to determine how rigorous you are working out. Tracking your weight is a good way to figure it out. If you are concerned you are eating too little, or too much, you may consider getting a BMR test using a metabolic analyzer. The Calorie Calculator will find out your weekly calorie need after analyzing your age, gender, height, weight, and the level of activity you undertake usually.

June 29, 2015

lucidbound

I am a 5ft 6 inches 228 lb male. This calculator says I am at 37% body fat. Complete nonsense because people say I am built like a line backer. I have very large muscles with minimum fat on my limbs. My excess is on my chest and stomach. I look more like the 20% pictures but it's still not close enough. Can I just pick an arbitrary 23% body fat to get my macros?

June 08, 2015

Bobby Watson

At 228 lbs and 23% body fat your lean body mass would be around 176 lbs. That is just massive. That would put you in a category with Franco Columbu and/or Chris Dickerson (both relatively short body builders in the 70's/80's). Franco could bench press over 500 lbs. I suspect your lean body mass is a little lower, and your body fat a little higher than you think. Mine was too.

August 03, 2015

James

Not to mention both competed in the golden era where steroids were openly discussed and used to their full extents.

February 13, 2016

Sophia

I'm 18 years old, 135 pounds and 5 foot 7. I'm content with my body except for my stomach. I'm a good size except I have lots of lower belly fat that keeps me from a flat toned stomach. I've been watching what I eat and working out but I feel like nothing is getting me the right results and it's almost summer time.. Any suggestions on the quickest way to lose that lower belly fat?

May 18, 2015

Adrian Bryant

go here to lose that stubborn belly

May 18, 2015

Robyn

It says that my body fat is 26% but I know that's not right because my stomach is flat and part of my obliques are visible. I know it's because of my larger hips. Is there a calculator that's more accurate for those of us that lift and have a big booty?

April 25, 2015

Phillup

It just means you have a big ass where with women it goes to legs, stomach, and ass. That's why men don't have a hip calculator.

April 09, 2016

Jet

hght: 64
waist: 30
hips: 45
neck:14

My stomach is nearly flat, but I have a little bit of lower stomach pudge. The body fat % calculator says that I am 36% body and need to lose around 20lbs (I weigh 169) to see any abs. Due to my body shape, is it possible to actually see abs prior to a 25% body fat percentage?

February 22, 2015

Phillup

For women, no. For men you need to be around 10%.

April 09, 2016

Avinash

I am Physically Chanllenged Person. I need to reduce my body weight. I am not able to do exercises also. I need to be fit and slim. I dont know how it is possible i am on diet still the body has not been reduced. Fed of trying all the possibilities. So could please anyone wat to do and how to reduce body weight and get slim.

January 22, 2015

Here to help

Go here: reddit.com

It works.

January 22, 2015

Adrian Bryant

will this help

January 23, 2015

John T.

First you have to accept a truth: Level of fitness, health, and fat percentage (skinniness) are all completely separate. You can be a sumo wrestler who is over 300 pounds and be a gifted athlete (fit), perhaps healthy as a horse, but also incredibly obese at the same time. Or you can be a stick figure who is very skinny, but have poor fitness and/or ill health. Not one of these things is absolutely tied to the others. That being said, you said you want to be fit, and fitness is usually defined as the ability to perform physical work. You can get skinny by dieting, but without exercise muscle will be lost at the same time. Continue dieting to lose fat... just don't expect fitness to be achieved at the same time without exercise.

June 02, 2015

Alexis

Hello. I am 14 years old weighing 130 pounds average. I'm 5'2. Me waist is 29 inches, my hips 39 inches, and my neck 14 inches. I squat 180 pounds (max) and 145 for a general workout. However, I only bench 90 pounds and clean 95 pounds. How much weight can I lose to still be "healthy"? Also, how can I do it?

January 14, 2015

Victoria

Was your but always big or did it get like that from squats?if it's from squats how long about did it take to get that big

January 18, 2015

Jenny

I currently weigh 130 and I did the calculations above I have 29.58% of body fat how much weight do i need to lose??
Thank you,
Regards Jenny.

January 09, 2015

Adrian Bryant

how tall are you

January 10, 2015

Jenny

5'4

January 19, 2015


Incorrect please try again
NowLoss.com Created by Adrian Bryant

Many People (like these here) have used NowLoss.com to Look Better Naked.

Even Models seek out Adrian's advice and Doctors use Adrian's unique techniques to help their patients lose weight fast and his new YouTube Channel already has over 38 Million views!

Contact Adrian

NowLoss.com en Espanol
About | Contact | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Sitemap
Write for NowLoss.com / Become a contributor
© 1996-2013 NowLoss.com