# Weight Loss Percentage Calculator

Use our weight loss percentage to track your drop in weight in the form of a percentage.

## Weight Loss Percentage:

### Total Weight Loss

## How to Calculate a Weight Loss Percentage

Whether you’re participating in a weight loss competition, setting personal fitness goals, or tracking your progress over time, it’s often useful to express weight loss as a percentage. This is a standardized measure that helps compare progress irrespective of initial body weight.

Expressing weight loss as a percentage offers several advantages:

**Standardization:**It allows individuals of different weights to compare their progress on a level playing field.**Motivation:**Seeing tangible progress, denoted as a percentage, can be a morale booster.**Setting Realistic Goals:**Knowing average percentages of weight loss can help in setting achievable targets.

You can calculate a weight loss percentage using the percent decrease formula.

### Weight Loss Percentage Formula

Using the percent decrease formula, the formula to calculate a weight loss percentage is:

weight loss percentage = weight loss / initial weight × 100%

Thus, the weight loss percentage is equal to the total weight lost divided by the initial weight, multiplied by 100%. You can calculate your total weight loss by subtracting your current weight from your starting weight.

**For example,** let’s say someone started at 200 pounds and has dropped their weight to 180 pounds. You can calculate their weight loss as a percentage using the formula above.

Start by finding the amount of weight they lost.

200 lbs – 180 lbs = 20 lbs lost

Then, divide the weight loss by the initial weight.

20 lbs / 200 lbs × 100% = 10%

So, in this example, this person lost 10% of their initial body weight.

If you’re trying to lose weight, we suggest using our weight loss calculator to calculate how many calories you should consume to lose weight.