How To Calculate Your Body Fat Percentage At Home

Weight Loss Tip: Be a good nutrition role model for your child. By staying physically active yourself, and always reaching for the healthful choice when snacking or eating a meal you will put your lessons in practice. When your child sees you consistently choosing nutritious foods, it will make a much bigger impression than any amount of lecturing.

Body fat percentage can be calculated at home! All you need is a measuring tape if you’re a lady and a measuring tape and a scale if your’e a guy and a calculator and you’ll be good to go. Body fat percentage is a more accurate tool for assessing your health than your BMI which we discussed in last week’s video. You don’t need to go to the gym and have a trainer use calipers or another device to find your body fat percentage either! The method used in this week’s video is just as accurate as either method.

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Have a great day and awesome workout! ~Catherine

P.S. Having trouble with the math? Head here: for a follow-up video and calculator to check your work 🙂




  1. seriously good vid but the cm. and kg. is not American to me,,,,,,,very difficult; it didn’t compute. disappointing.

  2. Fit Armadillo, can you help me?I got −33.2772090517 what can I do? Negative!!!!,I hope you may reply.

  3. you should do viideo on wether trust bmi online calculator or bmi on the scale on my scale say 19% online calculator is 25% bmi which one do i trust . anyone know please help

  4. Hello, I downloaded the google drive calculator sheet for calculating the value and compared the result based on the formula on this post. My numbers did not match up and after a closer look, I see that your formulae are a little different between the Excel this post (for men). This post shows 1.21142 but the calculator uses 1.22142. Can you please clarify which one is correct?