Determine Your BMI

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Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is an indication of how much excess weight is present and how great the risk of weight-related health issues is. While the index is not perfect (athletes and persons with larger frames may fall outside the "accepted norms" yet be healthy), it is a reliable tool with which to assess overall health relating to weight.

 

Your BMI is:

Use the table below for general guidelines relating to weight-related health issues.

BMI
Risk and recommendations
below 18.5 Underweight
Weight-gain services
18.6 to 24.9 Normal, very low risk
25 to 29.9 Overweight, moderate to high risk
Trimfast and one-on-one counseling with a registered dietician
30.0 to 39.9 Obese, high risk
Optifast®
35 to 39.9
plus ongoing health concerns
Obese, high risk
Surgery is recommended
40 and up Morbidly obese, very high risk
Optifast® and bariatric surgery


The BMI calculator is not a replacement for an accurate diagnosis made by a licensed physician. Always discuss health issues, concerns and treatments with your physician.