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Body Fat Percentage Categories
ClassificationWomen (% fat)Men (% fat)
Essential Fat10-12%2-4%
Athletes14-20%6-13%
Fitness21-24%14-17%
Acceptable25-31%18-25%
Obese32%+25%+
Initial body fat130 pounds x 0.23 body fat = 30 pounds body fat
Lean body mass130 pounds total - 30 pounds fat = 100 pounds lean body mass (bones, organs,...)
Goal130 pounds - 20 pounds = 110 pounds

Knowing your body fat percentage can also help you determine if your weight loss goals are realistic. Remember, weight loss doesn't always mean fat loss.

For example, let's say you are a 130 pound woman with 23% body fat, and your goal is to lose 20 pounds.

 

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