How To Use A Weight Loss Calculator

Would you like a weight loss calculator that can tell you the percentage of fat you lose, just like on NBC’s ‘The Biggest Loser’?

There are many free weight loss calculators that you can access online to keep track along your journey to shed those extra pounds. The formula they use is essentially the same.

Weight loss percentage = (Pounds lost / Weight at the start) X 100

So if your weight is now 175 pounds and you lose 15 over the next 3 months, your weight loss calculator will say your percentage lost is (15/175) * 100 = 8.5%

In other words, you’ve lost 8.5% of your body weight. But this includes both muscle and fat loss. To estimate how much of this was due to fat loss alone, your weight loss calculator must be able to tell your body fat percentage. Continue reading “How To Use A Weight Loss Calculator”