Use this calculator to figure out your body fat percentage. Body fat percentage is simply the percentage of fat that your body contains. For your body to function properly it is essential that your body contains a certain amount of fat. The percentage of essential body fat for women is greater than that for men, due to the demands of childbearing and other hormonal functions. The percentage of essential fat is 3–5% in men, and 10-16% in women. The amount of body fat that you do or do not have can be potentially dangerous to your health. Carrying too much body fat can increase your risk of developing serious health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Too little body fat deprives your body of stored energy. Your body fat percentage is calculated by taking your height and weight, gender, waist, wrist and forearm measurements into account, as well as hip measurements for women. Use body fat calculator below to determine your body fat percentage easily. Your results will help you determine a healthy and realistic weight loss goal based on the information you provide. See our other weight and calorie calculators and tools for calorie intake, fluid intake, activity calories burn, and more.

Body Fat Percentage Calculator

Sex: Female Male
Your Weight: lbs.
Waist: ins.
Hip: ins.
Forearm: ins.
Wrist: ins.

See how you compare using this body fat percentage chart from ACE (American Council on Exercise).
Women Men
Essential Fat 10-13% 2-5%
Athletes 14-20% 6-13%
Fitness 21-24% 14-17%
Average 25-31% 18-24%
Obese 32% and higher 25% and higher