Probably you would like to know what your optimal body weight should be. The BMI or body mass index makes possible to evaluate whether you have a healthy weight considering your height.

 

BMI = weight(kg)/height2(m2)
BMI = 703 x (weight(lb)/height2(in2))

 

With this formula we obtain a calculation that quite accurately determines the proportion of body fat in our body. And our health depends on this.

In the table below you can find out which category of nourishment you belong to.

BMI (for adults; both women and men, age 18 or more)* WEIGHT
 < 18,5 underweight
 18,5 – 24,9 normal
 25,0 – 29,9 overweight
 > 30,0 obesity

* using the BMI formula is not suitable for trained athletes who have a high proportion of muscle mass (and as consequence higher BMI). It is true that the correlation between BMI and body fat is high, but it’s very likely that two individuals with the same BMI will have different fat values in the body. In general – at the same body mass index – women and older people (on average) have more fat compared to men and younger adults.

In general, if you are in malnutrition class or you are overweight, your health is potentialy at risk. A high proportion of body fat leaves in your body many negative consequences. Hovever, because of variety of body types, we shouldn’t use this tool as the only indicator of our health status or for diagnosis.

Anyway, try to figure out which body weight could fit in the ‘Normal Weight’ class. Once you find the right weight for your height, it will be much easier to set a goal and make an adequate menu. If you want to get rid of extra kilograms, you must face the problem in its entirety. This means that you must make sure your menu consists of healthy meals and don’t forget about regular physical activity. Have a good and long enough sleep.

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