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There are a number of tools and ways that can be used to measure or calculate your body fat and keep track of it either in units of measurement or as a percentage including:
  • Body Fat Calipers
  • Online Body Fat Calculators
  • Gym Measurement Machines
Let's examine each one and you decide which one is the most appropriate for you.

If you find that you cannot lose weight or you do not know how to go about losing weight, a personal trainer or an online fitness program can help you to lose weight naturally by creating a custom nutrition plan along with an exercise program that is just right for you.

Body Fat Calipers

Probably the most reliable and convenient way to measure your body fat around your waist only and keep track of it weekly or monthly. It is measured in mm or inches. The only drawback is that it does not measure overall body fat as a percentage!

Online Body Fat Calculator

This online body fat calculator is a useful tool to help you calculate and keep track of your current body fat. It will help you keep track of your progress as to how much weight you are losing. It's calculated as a percentage and is dependent on how accurate your measurements are when you enter them into the table below:

(note: waist is for men and hips for women)

Body Fat Calculator
Gym Measurement Machines

Another way is to measure your body fat percentage is to use machines that most gyms have available. Besides your body fat percentage, these machines also take other measurements and print them all out for you. You can probably get a free assessment done at your gym with your membership every 6 months, but whether they would do it for free on a monthly basis, I don’t think so.

I’ve had it done last spring and this fall. I’m not sure how accurate these machines are. I really need to test the results on a monthly basis. Also, different machines give different results. For the time being, I recommend either the fat caliper or the online calculator.

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