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

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 &…

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For Men A Body Fat Percentage of…

For Women A Body Fat Percentage of…

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1-35 of 251 Comments

I am 40 years old. Suffered an ACL tear that my doctor ignored. eventually, it dissolved away. I had knee surgery and I am able to do some exercise but running is not great for me yet. I'm only 5'4" and recently found out that my thyroid was way off 8.9 so I had no working metabolism. I went from being 119 lbs to 160. All my weight is in my upper body- my chest alone weighs about 16lbs. Even when I was a size 3 I was a 34/36c so I know that won't change much. But I need to get rid of the back fat and the tummy. It's unbelievably depressing. I don't eat much, I'm vegetarian and stay away from processed foods. Low sugar and carbs are minimal. I work out 3 times a week switching between cardio and weights. My doctor now -whos great- feels this is something I can't really change. If anyone has a suggestion I would greatly appreciate it. I am scared of ending up like my poor mom who suffered from thyroid as well. Something needs to change.

October 09, 2017


Want to shrink my waist from 27 to 24.
I'm 5'5 120 lbs, 34-27-36. Currently do lower body HIIT 3x a week and upper strength training 2x. Have maintained weight for a year after 40 lb loss, but really want to lose some more body fat and shrink my waist. Think my bodies probably plateaued from not mixing up my training style. Any advice would be appreciated.

October 02, 2017


Yo, I am 5' 10' 160lbs and workout on average 2 hours a day. I came here put in actually height and waste(30) but came up with 29%. I know I have somewhere closet to 14%, why keep an inaccurate tool on here?????

August 30, 2017

Adrian Bryant

it is a little inaccurate but its the most accurate way to do it online without a true offline bodyfat test

August 31, 2017


This site was not accurate at all for me, as my measurements led to a BFP of 2%. I am 30 years old and have been lifting and exercising for years. I have a six-pack and noticeable definition and striations in my muscle groups. I had my BMI and BFP measured today outside this site and BFP came back at 11.4%. Don't take an online calculator as gospel, as really any measuring form can vary significantly.

March 29, 2017

Adrian Bryant

exactly, the best this can do is best guess outside of DEXA scan

March 29, 2017


hi..my height is 183 cm and wt 110. can i got slim physique.. and how much body fat.. i have..

February 18, 2017

Adrian Bryant

go here to get a slim physique

February 19, 2017


I am 5' 8" tall male. I weigh 157 pounds but my waist size is 39 inches. The best waist size i ever had was when I dropped to 105 pounds to get to a 36 inch waist when i was doing intensive workouts 2 hours a day. I know that 105 pounds is too low for my height, but I also know that for my height having a waist greater than 34 inches can lead to a lot of medical complications. What should I do?

December 31, 2016


is liposuction or some other sort of cosmetic fat burning surgery my only choice? I think if i were to get to 34 inches, i would probably have to drop down to 80 lbs if history is any indication. The weight i put back on happened over a course of 20 years because i don't exercise as vigorously as i did in my 20s. The reason i stopped exercising as much was because of my disappointment in not being able to get rid of my belly fat. So, if i added 3 inches to my waist after regaining 52 pounds, i figured i would have had to drop to around 80 lbs to get my waist size down to 34 inches. You can see my frustration.

December 31, 2016

Adrian Bryant

do htis plan here to lose fat to reduce waist while maitaining a normal weight

December 31, 2016


I'd start by counting calories and exercising. I'm also 5'8" and weigh 165lbs but my waist is 32".
A good app/website is myfitnesspal and makes calorie counting/tracking so easy.
Exercise needs to include weight training and as others have said, high intensity (HIIT) workouts can work wonders. Do you drink much alcohol (especially beer) as I can put on a small amount of weight but balloon to a 34 or sometimes 36" waist if I drink enough regularly enough.

January 07, 2017

Sunuy Sant

8.58% Body Fat, look ripped. thanks GOD!!!

December 16, 2016


hi I am 43 years old women my weight is 81 kg and hiegt is 5 ft and 3 inch my body fat is 43.94% I walk 2 miles daily how can I reduce my body fat % fast

November 11, 2016

Adrian Bryant

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November 11, 2016

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


Is this off or within 1-3 percentages

November 28, 2016


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


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


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


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

July 19, 2016


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


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


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


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

Incorrect please try again
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