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Estimate Your Body Fat With This Calculator And A Measuring Tape

This calculator uses the United States Navy circumference method. All you need is a tape measure.

  1. First, measure your height. This should be without shoes.
  2. Second, measure your neck. Measure just below the Adam's apple.
  3. Third, measure your waist. For men you measure at the navel. For women just measure the narrowest point.
  4. For women only, you also measure the hips. Just measure at the largest point.
Body Fat Calculator

So what should your body fat be?

First, whatever it is, the important thing is that it is getting better over time.

Here are the levels recommended by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition:


Age Healthy Overweight Obese
20-40 8-19% 19-25% over 25%
41-60 11-22% 22-27% over 27%
61-79 13-25% 25-30% over 30%


Age Healthy Overweight Obese
20-40 21-33% 33-39% over 39%
41-60 23-35% 35-40% over 40%
61-79 24-36% 36-42% over 42%

So how did you do?

Not so good? Don't will get better!

At least now you know where you are. That's a start. Stick with your program and you'll see that body fat start to fall away. You are going to look and feel great!

Where to start:

There is a lot of information on this site. The links below will get you off to a good start.

Most popular pages:

These are some of our most popular pages. They are also some of the most helpful if you are finally ready to lose weight.

You can always reach us:

  • 28960 US Highway 19 North, Suite 115
  • Clearwater, FL 33761
  • (727) 771-8282

  • Or to use our contact form click here.

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