Is your weight appropriate for your height? The first step is to calculate your Body Mass index. Let your physician know this number and he or she can let you know if you need to lose weight or to gain weight. Let us know your BMI or if you need help with the calculation sent us your height and weight and we will do it for you. Please comment and let us know if this formula was useful for you.
To calculate your Body Mass Index (also known as BMI), use the following formula. If you have difficulty with the calculation, please let us know a height and weight and we will calculate it for you.
BMI=(weight in kg)/ height in meters/height in meters.
weight in kg=weight in pounds divided by 2.2
height in meters=height in inches times .0254
Let’s assume that the weight is 120 lbs, height is 5 feet, 2 inches (or 62 inches).
weight in kg=120/2.2=54
height in meters=62 x .0254=1.57
A BMI of 20 or below: Underweight
A BMI of 22 is considered optimal.
A BMI between 25 and 30 is considered Overweight
A BMI between 30 and 40 is considered Obese
A BMI between 40 and 50 is considered Severely Obese
A BMI between 50 and 60 is considered Morbidly Obese
A BMI over 60 is considered Super Obese.
Calculate your BMI or ask your physician to do so, or contact us for help. Regardless of whether you have diabetes, this is important information to discuss with your health care provider.
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