I;m not stupid but...
I can't figure out my lean mass. I am NOT good at math and I get a different answer every time. I also figured that I can have less than an ounce of protein a day. LOL MATH SUX!!!
You need to know your current weight and your body fat percentage.
Example a 150lb person with 20%BF >>>>150 X .8 = 120lbs lean body mass
Finding an accurate estimate of your BF% is the tricky part.
There are several online calculators based on tape measurements. You can get some calipers. There are some fancy scales that read out BF% with varying degrees of accuracy. And there is the photo method. (Anybody know where that link is to the pics of various BF% examples is?)
The only really accurate way to know BF% is a dunk test but those are expensive and not widely available.
Here's an article with photos of men and women you can try to match your appearance to.
Body Fat Percentage Pictures of Men & Women - BuiltLean
That's the one I was thinking of. Thanks, eKatherine.
Originally Posted by eKatherine