Health and Nutrition Habart Tasmania

Body fat percentage

A person’s total body fat percentage is the total weight of the person’s fat divided by the person’s weight. …


Body fat measurements and the measuring tape are recognized as superior methods for measuring “weight loss”. When one declares that they want to “lose weight”, what they often mean is that they want to lose fat. So, now that you’ve had your body fat percentage measured, what does the number really mean?

First, your body fat percentage is simply the percentage of fat your body contains.

A certain amount of fat is essential to bodily functions. Fat regulates body temperature, cushions and insulates organs and tissues and is the main form of the body’s energy storage.

Try to keep your weight loss goals realistic, and remember, keep the calorie-burning muscle (lean muscle mass), and lose only the fat.