1 is 2 Fat Weight Loss Guide
There are many ways to decide if you are too fat. You can look in the mirror, listen to friends, use a bathroom scale, tape measure or an old outfit from your ideal weight era.
Body fat calculator methods & at a glance weight chart showing ideal healthy weight for men & women
Here are some other tests that measure body fat. Sorry, you're on your own for these–no whizzy automatic calculators included.
Calipers are used to measure & average folds of skin & fat in places on the body. It's not a precise method - you do need to be very very accurate, you can either go to a professional at a gym, or try it yourself by following our instructions & using our body fat percentage calculator
Electrodes are attached to your hand & foot, a radio-frequency pulse is run through your body to measure water content. That provides a guide to body fat with an error of 2 or 2 1/2%. But anything that affects your hydration, such as exercise or drink before the test can impact results.
So far the very best way of measuring of body-fat is the immersion test, in which you're (as the name suggests) immersed into a pool. It' error rate is just 1 percentage point.
Available at hospitals and a few gyms, but it's very tiring and can last upto 60 minutes
A next generation body fat measuring tool that is precise and painless. You step into a pod, sit for 20 seconds, and that's it. Air displacement, which can be converted to relative fat when weight is factored in is measured.
Early tests show it's equal to immersion.
Found at only a few hospitals and physicians offices, but it's quick and easy