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How Much Overweight Do You Have To Be Before You Can Join Weight Watchers
Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more
BMI >40: As different people have different dimensions of weight and height, the current recommendations of bariatric or weight loss surgery are based on bmi (weight/height squared). People with bmi>35 and a comorbid condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea or anyone with bmi>40. You can calculate bmi this by going to http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/index.Html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 18, 5'6 and weigh 214 lbs. Should I consider losing weight? If so, how much should I lose to be at s healthier weight? Am I overweight?
About 50 lbs. Yes.: The average 66-inch 18-year-old woman weighs about 135 pounds. Estimate that by using 105 pounds for a 60-inch (5-foot) woman, and add 5 pounds for every extra inch in height (105+30=135). Take the next 2 years to lose 2 pounds per month, by eating LESS. Exercise is good too. Avoid sugar. Avoid simple carbs. No sugared drinks. Eat LESS. Two pounds a month for 2 years is 48 pounds of weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Class 1 obesity: Your calculated BMI is 33.8 which puts you into the class 1 obesity category. Ideal BMI IS BETWEEN 29-25. Your ideal body weight is about 153 lbs you need to exercise at least for 60 minutes a day Be at around 1600 calories diet and 90 grams protein a day diet for the longvtern ...Read more
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