Are you getting leaner or are you losing muscle along with fat? Body fat percentage is a better measure of diet success than is weight. There are several ways to measure body fat yourself, plus methods that require special equipment.
Body Fat Calculator Using Measurements
All you need is a measuring tape to use this calculator. Take your height, neck, waist, and hip measurements to estimate body fat: Body Fat Calculator by Measurements
Body Mass Index
For this calculator you need only your height and weight. The body mass index is not a body fat percentage, but it estimates whether you are normal, overweight, or obese.
Body Mass Index Calculator
Body Fat Using Caliper MeasurementsThe equations used to determine body fat percentage by measuring your waist, hips, and neck give wildly varied results. Much better accuracy is achieved by using skinfold fat caliper measurements. The following site allows you to enter skinfold caliper measurements and get a body fat percentage.
Body Tracker: Body Fat Percentage Calculator for Men and Women
Body Fat MeasurementFor the best accuracy, it is better to use a skin fold caliper or a body fat monitor scale that uses bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA).
- Before You Buy a Body Fat Monitor
- All About Body Fat Measurement
- What Does Body Fat Percentage Mean?
- How to Test for Body Fat