The KetoMeals Body Fat Calculator is a comprehensive tool to accurately measure and calculate your body fat. You can choose from 10 measuring methods. Choose whether you want to measure your body fat percentage with a tape measure method, calculate with the Caliper, or simply visually (comparison body fat percentage pictures for women and men can be found under the calculator) to determine how high your body fat percentage is.
Before you start measuring and use the Body Fat Calculator, an optical comparison with our body fat percentage pictures will help. Because in order to be able to roughly classify how high one's body fat percentage is, one glance in the mirror is enough.
In order to give as many people as possible the advantage of accurately calculating their own body fat percentage, we have spared no effort and put it online in several languages. Our body fat calculator is available in three languages (German, English, Spanish). The instructions even in six languages. Please pay attention to the important information about the operation, so that the computer calculates reasonable body fat values!
Please pay attention to the following hints!
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Measure and calculate your body fat regularly.
Even slight changes in weight and body dimensions have a major influence on the calculated body fat percentage.
There are several ways to determine his body fat percentage. You can measure with the tape measure, or you can use a Caliper forceps and calculate your body fat percentage with the wrinkle measurement. There are different preferences. That is why we have developed the KetoMeals Body Fat Calculator, which contains most of the measurement methods.
A simple method to quickly and easily determine your body fat percentage is to measure with a tape measure. There are different measuring methods with the measuring tape, which have their advantages and disadvantages. We will introduce you to the body fat measurements using a measuring tape, show you the measuring points and shed light on the advantages and disadvantages of the individual formulas.
The easiest and fastest method to determine the body fat percentage is the YMCA measurement by tape measure.
For the calculation the YMCA method uses only the body weight and the abdominal girth. These two values should be determined in the morning, immediately after getting up.
The YMCA measurement is suitable for both men and women.
A second variant of the YMCA measurement is the modified YMCA formula. For men, the measurement points remain the same for those, whereas for women, a few additional measurement values are added.
Required values for body fat calculation with the modified YMCA formula (woman)
Required values for body fat calculation with the modified YMCA formula (man)
The US Navy body fat measurement method is another evolution of the YMCA formula that delivers better results. The measurements are different for men and women. For example, females measure waist, neck and hip with the Navy method. Men, on the other hand, neck and abdominal girth. In addition, both sexes have weight and height.
Required values for body fat calculation with the Navy method (woman)
Required values for body fat calculation with the Navy method (man)
Covert Bailey is probably the latest method to measure and calculate the body fat percentage of people using a tape measure. The main difference between the Covert Bailey method and the YMCA formula is that age is taken into account in the body fat percentage calculation.
Values needed to calculate body fat using the Covert-Bailey method (woman)
Values needed to calculate body fat using the Covert-Bailey method (man)
Another method to measure his body fat percentage is the measurement with the Caliper forceps. Various measurement methods are also available. Caliper measurements are considered accurate methods, but are often more complicated than measuring tape measures. You may need a second person to help with the wrinkle measurement.
Our body fat calculator contains all 3 Jackson Pollock formulas. The Jackson Pollock 3, 4 and the 7 wrinkle formula. All three are skin fold measurements performed with Caliper forceps. The Caliper Skin Wrinkle Measurement needs some practice, but is very accurate. The more skin wrinkles measured, the more accurate the result of the body fat calculation will be.
Values of the Jackson/Pollock 3 wrinkle method used for body fat percentage calculation (woman)
Values of the Jackson/Pollock 3 fold method used for body fat percentage calculation (man)
Values of the Jackson/Pollock 4 Wrinkle Method for Body Fat Percentage Calculation (Female & Male Equal)
Values of the Jackson/Pollock 7 Caliper measurement to calculate the body fat percentage (woman & man equal)
The Parillo method is another Caliper measurement. The body fat tongs measure skin wrinkles at 9 points.
Values Parillo 9-fold measurement for body fat calculation (woman & man equal)
Durnin-Womersley is because of its simplicity one of the most popular methods to determine body fat with the body fat pliers. The method is based on a 4 point pleat measurement per caliper and was developed in 1974 by Durnin and Womersley. The calculation is the same for men and women. The measurement is relatively simple, but the simple formula can easily give inaccurate results.
Values of the Durnin-Womersley 4-fold body fat calculation method (woman & man equal)
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