BMI – body mass index is used to calculate the percentage of your body fat based on weight and age. Based on the number one can see in which category they belong. However, these categories should serve just as a guide as each person is individual. So if you are facing any kind of problem that could be caused by your weight, it is better to consult a doctor or a specialist who can see and assess aspects of your body individually.
.Underweight – less than 18.5
.Normal weight – 18.5–24.9
.Overweight – 25–29.9
.Obesity (class 1) – 30-34.99
.Obesity (class 2) – 35-39.99
.Morbid Obesity – 40 or greater
If you see that you are in the over weight and or obesity categories, then you should consider seeing a specialist or a doctor. As we all know being overweight can bring a lot of other health issues. Heart problems, diabetes, high blood pressure and breathing problems are just some of the problems you could face, not to mention psychological problems as overweight people often suffer from low self-esteem.
It is really important to keep your body healthy and in good shape, which includes weight. At our diet clinics we offer you help in form of customized diets which can help you achieve ideal weight.