How to Measure Your Body Fat

As important as your weight is important, the amount of fat in your body is equally important.

Combining both gives a more accurate picture of overall body strength.

If you are overweight but have a lot of body fat, your health could be at risk. The USDA recommendation that no more than 30 percent of your daily calorie intake come from fat.

Here’s how to measure:

  1. Using a millimeter ruler, pinch the fold of skin directly in front of your armpit, vertically in at the front of your thigh, and vertically an inch to the side of your belly button. Hold the ruler away from your body, as straight as possible.
  2. Add all three measurements together.
  3. Your total should be no higher than 100. higher than that means that you have more than 30 percent body fat.


We would like to know the level of body fat and the results you have achieved so far in losing your body fat percentage, please make comments and share your opinion.


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