The new trend now with weight loss is reducing body fat percentage as well as weight. It’s not just what you weight but how much fat do you have? A recent study by the Mayo Clinic shows more than half of American adults considered to have normal body weight in America have high body fat percentages of more than 20 percent for men and 30 percent for women as well as heart and metabolic disturbances. For women ages 35-55, an acceptable body fat range is between 25% and 30% although less is always best. How can you reduce body fat? Exercise and weight training is always helpful to reduce body fat. Stress increases body fat so if you are stressed, you have to find a way to release it whether it is exercise, walking, cleaning, listening to music, etc.