When we begin a new fitness program or when we increase the intensity of our workouts, we lose fat but we also gain muscle mass. These changes can lead to a weight loss plateau, which is always a frustrating experience. If this happens, you need to remind yourself that, even though you’re not losing weight, you’re still losing body fat and gaining muscle. Muscles burn more calories than fat, even at rest, so you’re also boosting your resting metabolic rate and improving your fitness level. Next time you need to measure your fitness progress by seeing a change in numbers, check up on your body fat instead of the scale!
BODY FAT PERCENTAGE CALCULATOR
The body fat percentage calculator is designed for healthy adult women and measures your body fat weight, your lean body mass and your body fat percentage.
Body Fat Weight, Lean Body Mass & Body Fat Percentage
These are the guidelines for the body fat percentage in women:
Essential fat: 10 to 13%
Athletes: 14 to 20%
Fitness: 21 to 24%
Acceptable: 25 to 31%
Overweight: 32% plus