Weight Loss Information logo

Body Weight and Body Composition Information
Amount of Water, Bones, Fat and Muscle in Average Body
Weight Loss Information


Normal Body Composition Percentage: Including Fatty Tissue, Muscle Tissue, Bone Mass & Water

Body Weight

Body Weight - What Does it Consist of?

In a healthy woman of average weight, fat makes up 27 percent of total body weight, muscle about 35 percent and skeleton about 12 percent. In a healthy male of average weight, the breakdown of total body weight is roughly 15 percent fat, 45 percent muscle and 15 percent skeleton. The remaining body weight, in both cases, is accounted for by blood plasma, skin, connective tissue, tendons, organs, hair and so on.

Body Weight and Water

Water accounts for about 70 percent of the total body weight of an average person. Muscle is roughly 75 percent water, 20 percent protein and 5 percent minerals and other matter. Body fat and bones are roughly 50 cent water.

Body Weight and Bones

On average, the skeleton accounts for a relatively minor amount of total body weight. For example, bone weight in a woman of 160 pounds is only about 19.2 pounds, while a 200 pound man has only about 30 pounds of weight in his bones. So while weight does vary with bone size or bone density, we can't really blame our bones for our weight problem.

See also:
Body Weight Energy Equation
Body Weight & Genes
Body Weight Set Point Theory

 

Weight loss information - Rapid Weight Loss - Diet Program - How to Lose Weight - Best Weight Loss Goals
Weight Loss Advice - Healthy Balanced Diet - Body Fat Percentage - Diets & Weight Loss Programs
Information on Weight Loss Diets - How to Reduce Weight - Weight Management - Weight Loss Surgery Information
Surgery Benefits/Risks - Weight Loss Drugs Advice - Weight Loss Pills / Weight Loss Pills Information
Xenical Weight Loss Drugs - Meridia/Sibutramine Pills - Guide to Diet Pills - Calorie Needs - Weight Loss Supplements
How to Control Weight - Body Mass Index Calculator - Exercise & Fitness to Lose Weight - Weight Health Issues - Obesity
Treatment of Obesity - Advice About Weight Loss - Questions on Weight Loss & Diet - Weight Loss Advice for Women
Weight Loss Advice for Diabetics - Weight Loss Advice for Teenagers - Weight Loss Advice for Adolescents
Diet & Weight Information - Weight Loss Support - Obesity Drug Treatment - Obesity & Gallstones - How to Lower Cholesterol
Dietary Guidelines - Protein, Carbs & Diet - Carbohydrates & Weight Loss - Weight Gain at College
Weight Gain After Quit Smoking - Weight Control in Menopause - Weight Gain in Pregnancy - Weight Control in Pregnancy
Weight Loss Breast-Feeding - Healthy Weight Range - Healthy Weight Loss Diet - Waist Circumference - Weight Cycling
Weight Health Risks - Weight Risks Assessment - Weight Reduction Tips - Weight Loss Guidelines - Weight Loss Products
Weight Loss Tools - Weight Maintenance

Enquiries: Contact Us. See also Terms of Use
© 2003-2017 Weight Loss Information. All Rights Reserved.