Weight Loss Support - S/O: How do you calculate your body fat percentage?




runningfromfat
04-18-2011, 10:08 AM
I didn't want to distract from the BMI thread but I was curious how many people calculate their body fat percentages? I know there's those scales that can supposedly do it but when I googled them most people said that they were pretty inaccurate?

I've tried doing some estimates on my measurements but those seem strange too because they focus entirely on your hip/waist size. I have pretty muscular arms and legs and carry all my weight pretty much in my butt/waist/chest so it seems like that estimate would be a lot higher than it should be?

I'd like to try calipers but I don't belong to a gym (we have one in our apt building) so I'm not sure where I'd get that done?

Dh and I have been talking about going to a nutritionist, would they be able to do that there?


Engraved
04-18-2011, 10:14 AM
my nutritionist calculates my body fat percentage once a month . Its fast , easy and very accurate! gl :)

ShanIAm
04-18-2011, 11:32 AM
I need to find me a nutritionist! :)

When I hit 139 I am going to have my doctor give me a BMI test. I am short but there is NO WAY I am dropping down to 110-120. My goal is 132 which, according to the BMI charts, is the high end of normal. But I'm thinking after I see my doctor, 135 is more realistic based on my body type.