We promote a healthy body fat percentage rather than a number on the scale. If your M.D. has given you a specific number, then you need to heed your doctor’s advice. In other cases, we believe that focusing on the actual amount of fat on your body is more helpful than obsessing over a number that changes throughout the day and can fluctuate wildly based on many factors that are not relative to your body fat and overall health in general. Here is a quick pictorial guide that can help you estimate your body fat.