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How much overweight do you have to be before you can join weightwatchers?

How much overweight do you have to be before you can join weightwatchers?

Any amount.: Weight watchers even welcomes people who are at their goal weight, but want to "be accountable" and do better at keeping their weight stable. So, you can join at any weight. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

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


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How overweight do you have to be before you join weightwatchers?

How overweight do you have to be before you join weightwatchers?

Sensible Eating: Weightwatchers offers sensible eating advice. Just following their sound advice would be reasonable for both optimum weight people and the overweight. ...Read more

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How overweight do you have to be to have gastric bypass surgery?

How overweight do you have to be to have gastric bypass surgery?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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I'm 5'7, 19, and 215 lbs. am I overweight, and if so, by how much?

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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Why has the number of overweight teenagers increased so much in recent decades?

Why has the number of overweight teenagers increased so much in recent decades?

Obesity & Teens.: The prevalence of obesity is increasing significantly in teens, likely related to their use of technology. Among other things. Being young and obese does not bode well for a future of health and wellness. Teens need to exercise and get outside. ...Read more

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How much overweight to qualify for the lap band procedure?

80-100 lbs: Depends more with your insurance carrier than anything. Check with a surgeon who does bands. ...Read more

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How much effect does being overweight have on getting bad knees?

How much effect does being overweight have on getting bad knees?

A whole lot!: Knees are susceptible to wear and tear (as are all joints, weight bearing joints more so than others). Until your knees are bad you can get away with being a bit overweight, but once you develop a problem, you'd better slim down. ...Read more

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I'm 22, stand 5'3 5'4 weigh 150. Am I overweight? How much should I weigh for my age

I'm 22, stand 5'3 5'4 weigh 150. Am I overweight? How much should I weigh for my age

BMI: The easiest way to know is to calculate your BMI. See the following link to calculate: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmi-m.htm A BMI of 19 - 25 is normal. At a height of 63 - 64 inches a weight of 135 - 140 is still normal. ...Read more