Body Fat Chart

 

Reducing body fat and gaining lean muscle will make you smaller and leaner even if your weight stays the same.  musclevsfatweb-300x300This is why I was able to drop 4 pant sizes after a 40lb  weight loss.

This is a general chart to give you an idea of what a healthy body fat percentage is.  There are several different ways to measure body fat, but the easiest is to use a simple body fat caliper you can buy at almost any sporting goods or health store.

 

Body Fat % Chart

Women

Men

Essential Fat 10-13% 2-5%
Athlete 14-20% 6-13%
Fitness 21-24% 14-17%
Average 25-31% 18-24%
Obese 32%+ 25%+