Weight Loss Tips & Secrets

Weight Loss Tips & Secrets


How to Calculate BMI – Your Body Mass Index

The formulas to calculate BMI are the following:

pounds and inchesweight (lbs) divided by height (in)2 x 703

for example: 140 lbs divided (65 inches) squared x 703 = 23.29

kilograms and centimeters…weight (kg) divided by height (m)2

for example: 65 kg divided by (1.65) squared = 23.88

BMI table for adults:

BMI………………….Weight Status

18.5 and less………..underweight

18.5 to 24.9…………normal

25.0 to 29.9…………overweight

30.0 and above……..obese

From my experience the Body Mass Index is not very accurate, especially in people who have an above average muscle mass, or above average body fat weight.

Dividing your total body weight into total body fat weight, and lean body mass, is the ultimate way to measure your body fat.

This is why for long term weight loss, measuring your body fat using skinfold testing is the best approach that you can use!

Updated: February 7, 2014 — 11:59 am

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