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 224 Comments

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


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


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


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

February 13, 2016


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

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May 18, 2015


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


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


hght: 64
waist: 30
hips: 45

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


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

April 09, 2016


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

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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


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


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


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



January 19, 2015


I am 26 year olf mother of 4! I am weighing 200 lbs. I have a body fat percentage of 47.31%. Sad! I dont know where to begin to get healthy and back on track to losing weight! I want to lose weight to be a healthy active mother that can keep up with my kids! I want to look good and feel good about myslef! I currently have a gym membership but I dont know what I am doing obviously! I need a meal plan and and workout plan that I can follow on a daily! Please please please help me!
Thanks Nicole!

January 06, 2015


Go to livestrong.com

Free exercises and free meal plan!

January 17, 2015

John T.

That would make your lean body mass 94 pounds. You would look good by the time you reach 25-30% body fat. Female fitness models are in the range of 21-24%, and ripped athletes in the 14-20% bracket. Less than that and... you don't want to go there. That being said, your goal would to get below 122 pounds while not losing any more lean body mass. If you don't want to spring for a trainer, find a gym partner who can at least help you get started on doing total body exercises like squats.

June 02, 2015


Hi Adrian. ........ plz help me .... my body fat is 49% ... how much should I lose to be 31% body fat plz answer :) ....
And thank u so much ... u always have answers to my questions and helped me alot

January 04, 2015


I'm 15 years old, 5'7" at 18.98% body fat. I'm not worried about that other than my ass is flatish and all my fat is stored in my stomach. Can I even get a bubble butt? And if so how? Also how can I get rid of a little bit of this fat poich on my lower abdomen so I can acctually have definition but not a six pack? Thanks!!!

December 24, 2014

Adrian Bryant

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December 25, 2014


I have lost 127lbs. and now weigh 158 (female, 5'5"), but your calculator says I'm obese at 37.41% body fat. I don't think I can lose much more. I ride 40 minutes weekdays and an hour or more weekends. I walk 20 minutes every day. The calculators at www.nhlbi.nih.gov and www.webmd.com say I'm at 26.3% body fat. How can there be such a huge difference?

October 29, 2014

Incorrect please try again
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