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Question: What should we know about our 'Body Fat Percentage'?
The 'Body Fat Percentage' is the percentage of our weight which is made up of fat. The parts that aren't fat are called 'Lean Body Mass' (such as bone and muscle).
A 160-pound person with a lean body mass of 136 lbs has 15 percent body fat (24 lbs of fat). That is actually good because our bodies need a certain amount of fat for insulation, energy storage, hormone production, and other functions.
Ask your doctor to measure your 'Body Fat Percentage' for you. Here is a guideline for what a good 'Body Fat Percentage' should be: