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Overweight..Bmi above 40 suggest deit?

Overweight..Bmi above 40 suggest deit?

Eat less, exercise: more. Counting calories... but mainly seeing where you are messing up. Might be helpful https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet It is like an addiction, and we tend to eat on the basis of triggers like boredom, anger, habit... ...Read more

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Body Mass Index (Definition)

Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement based on a person's height and weight, to decide if a person is too heavy or too light for his height. The index is a number that can be in the underweight range, normal range, overweight range, or obese range. Children use different number ranges than adults do, ...Read more


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What is a healthy BMI for women who are overweight?

What is a healthy BMI for women who are overweight?

Around 22-25: The "normal" range for body mass index is 18-25. This does not take into account body composition. When losing weight to reach this range you must exercise and get enough protein to maintain lean muscle mass while losing body fat. ...Read more

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Is BMI of 25 overweight or fat for normally thin person?

Is BMI of 25 overweight or fat for normally thin person?

Marginally: A bmi between 18 and 25 is considered normal, 25-30 overweight, over 30 obese. Having said that, some people, due to bone mass and the proportion of fat vs lean mass, can have a normal bmi but have too much body fat, or conversely can have a high bmi but have a normal amount of fat. ...Read more

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My BMI is 25.5. I's this considered overweight? I'm 5'3 and weight 144 pounds.

My BMI is 25.5. I's this considered overweight? I'm 5'3 and weight 144 pounds.

Yes: It is slightly over weight. It is not good for a young person to start out adult life as being over-weight. See this site for more info. http://nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bminojs.htm. ...Read more

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Why do highly fit, muscular people have bmis that insinuate they are overweight?

Why do highly fit, muscular people have bmis that insinuate they are overweight?

Muscle mass: The body mass index (bmi) is simply a calculation based on weight and height. It does not factor in body composition. Muscle is more dense and heavier than the same volume of fat. Therefore someone can have a higher muscle mass accounting for their weight giving her a higher bmi. ...Read more

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What can I do if my BMI is 28 and i need to get it down to 25 to not be overweight, any help and tips?

What can I do if my BMI is 28 and i need to get it down to 25 to not be overweight, any help and tips?

High BMI: That BMI puts you in an "overweight" category. You should do cardiovascular exercise on most days of the week, shooting for 30-60 minutes for each session. You also need to eat prudently and engage proper portion sizes. You should shoot for a BMI no higher than 25. ...Read more

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According to my body fat percentage I am perfectly fine, but according to BMI I am a bit overweight. My fat percentage is 26 BMI is 26. Concern?/

According to my body fat percentage I am perfectly fine, but according to BMI I am a bit overweight. My fat percentage is 26 BMI is 26. Concern?/

Weight: As long as you are happy, don't be concerned. We are our own worst critics. You sound very healthy and you should be happy. ...Read more

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I am 29yrs, height: 5'4"(1.63m), weight: 172lbs(78.0kg) and my BMI IS: 29.5 which shows I'm overweight. Pls how much kg do I need to loose. Thanks.

I am 29yrs, height: 5'4"(1.63m), weight: 172lbs(78.0kg) and my BMI IS: 29.5 which shows I'm overweight. Pls how much kg do I need to loose. Thanks.

Overweight: It would be wise for you to see a dietitian to help you control your weight. Won't happen overnight but good care from the dietitian will make you feel and look good! Your family and friends will recognize how well you are doing! ...Read more

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My BMI is 27.04. I am 27, 5'6" 167lbs w a 38ddd bust. Supposedly I am overweight. This makes me not want to eat at all. Am i really that overweight?

My BMI is 27.04. I am 27, 5'6" 167lbs w a 38ddd bust. Supposedly I am overweight. This makes me not want to eat at all. Am i really that overweight?

Bmi: Any bmi>25 is concerned overweight. I suggest that you go to a nutritionist to learn how to eat well balanced and not be afraid to eat. If your bust is that large, you may want to consult with your doctor about a breast reduction to decrease problems with neck and back ... ...Read more

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Can being overweight (BMI = 40+) effect IUI success?

BMI, 40+: BMI of 40+ is not good for you. Several options: 1: Go to the local facility to help you lose weight. 2; If are concerned about going to a local facility have your doctor send an educator to your home so you can get adequate advice ...Read more

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Is it healthy if my BMI says im overweight but its muscle with low body fat?

Is it healthy if my BMI says im overweight but its muscle with low body fat?

Yes: Keep it up, so that this muscle mass won't turn into fat. The main idea is to be active and stay active as much as you can, eat healthy, sleep well, avoid alcohol and smoking,and enjoy your health, best wishes ...Read more

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My BMI is like 24, close to overweight could I have a high BMI from high muscle mass?

Possibly: If you are fit, strong, have a waistline smaller than your hips, and have good eating habits, there is nothing to worry about. If you have been gaining weight and don't know why, don't wait until you are bmi-26, you may benefit from a preventive medical visit with blood work to identify any hormonal or metabolic risks, and a review of your diet. ...Read more

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I have a BMI of 38+ if I go to the doctors for being overweight will they just tell me to eat Less?

I have a BMI of 38+ if I go to the doctors for being overweight will they just tell me to eat Less?

Hopefully more: The most basic answer to the weight loss question is that you will need to eat less and exercise more. Your doctor should be able to provide you with additional specific advise for your particular situation, keeping in mind your other medical history, metabolic issues, etc. Medication may also be helpful, but is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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If you're a healthy BMI when you get pregnant but gain pregnancy weight and it causes your BMI to be in the overweight randge, is that unhealthy?

If you're a healthy BMI when you get pregnant but gain pregnancy weight and it causes your BMI to be in the overweight randge, is that unhealthy?

It depends/unlikely,: This depends on how much weight is gained during pregnancy. The average woman is expected to gain about 25 pounds during pregnancy and would likely still be overweight after it. So it's normal to be overweight in pregnancy. However, if the BMI was high normal before pregnancy it might be smart to have a diet and exercise program after the pregnancy. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I'm 5'8" and currently weigh 173 lbs, but am down from 230 having made a lot of lifestyle changes but have hit a pretty hard but maintainable plateau. I'm still overweight (BMI) but would maintaining this weight be healthy with the changes I've made?

I'm 5'8" and currently weigh 173 lbs, but am down from 230 having made a lot of lifestyle changes but have hit a pretty hard but maintainable plateau. I'm still overweight (BMI) but would maintaining this weight be healthy with the changes I've made?

YES: It sounds like you have done a great job! There is also the danger of "overshooting" and not being ablew to STOP a weight loss program! If you are "big boned" the BMI calculation may not be 100% "fair" to you! Keep Healthy and STAY WELL! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Bmi (Definition)

Bmi or body mass index is how we define if a person is under or overweight. It is calculated my taking your height in meters and dividing it by your weight in kilograms squared. Or using a bmi calculator. A normal weight is a bmi between 18-25. Obese is a ...Read more


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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more