Weight Loss 101: How to Calculate a Calorie Deficit
By Matt Fitzgerald
To lose weight, you have to eat fewer calories than your body burns each day. It seems simple enough. What's not so easy is actually doing it.
Determine your body fat percentage with our body fat calculator. Use a tape measure to determine your waist, wrist, hip and forearm circumference. Then input your gender and measurements below to receive a body fat index based on average values. The body fat index is not an indicator of fitness level since the calculation is made with no regard to height or weight.
|Classification||Women (% Fat)||Men (% Fat)|
|Obese||32% +||25% +|
Now you know your body fat percentage, but what does it mean? Get a better understanding of how your body burns fat and what exercises will help you reach your goal.
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