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# Q: formula to calculate EXTRA BODY FAT 8 LEAN(MUSCLE,BONES)

7/ 6/08 12:53am

Hi Nasim,

Lean body mass equals the weight of your muscle, bones, organs, etc. minus the fat.  In order to calculate body fat and lean body mass you need to know two things.

Formula to calculate pounds of body fat:

Weight x Body fat percent (in decimal form) = Body fat (lbs.)

Formula to calculate pounds lean body mass:

Weight (lbs.) - Body fat (lbs.) = Lean body weight (lbs.)

Here's an example for someone that weight 200 lbs. with 22% body fat.

200 x .22 = 44 lbs. body fat

200 - 44 = 156 lbs. lean body mass

If this person's goal was to drop to 18% body fat, he would need to lose 8 pounds of body fat.

200 x .18 = 36 lbs. body fat

44 - 36 = 8 lbs. extra body fat

If that is not the info you were looking for. . . let me know!

All the best,

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Lose Weight

9/28/10 11:50pm

Hi Lisa,

could you plaese explain how to calculate body cholesterol level. is there any formula for that ???

Anoop

United Arab Emirates

9/29/10 12:16am

Hi Anoop,

Blood cholesterol levels are determined with blood/lab work. I recommend speaking with your physician to order the necessary labwork.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps

9/29/10 12:24am

i think i have to do the lipid profile test.

What is HDL and LDL means

9/29/10 12:08pm

Hi Anoop,

Check out this post:

Making Sense of Cholesterol Ratios, Lipid Profiles and Your Heart Disease Risk Scores

AND

Can Cholesterol Really Be "Good" or "Bad"

If you have a family history of heart disease or elevated cholesterol I recommend discussing a comprehensive lipid profile with your physician for a clearer picture of your heart health.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps

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