What is BMI?

What does BMI stand for? Why is this so important?

BMI or Body Mass Index will tell you if you are considered overweight or obese.  To figure your Body Mass Index, you take your weight in kilograms and divide it by the square of your height in meters.  The number that you get tells you whether you are at a healthy weight.

Are you overweight? Use our BMI Calculator on our home page to find out:











BMI Break Down: It is important to understand where your BMI lands because when wanting to undergo bariatric surgery, your insurance will look at this to qualify you for bariatric coverage.

Under 18.5 – Underweight

18.5-24.9 – Normal Weight

25-29.9 – Overweight

30-39.9- Obese

40 and Over- Morbidly Obese

Every time your weight changes, your Body Mass Index changes so calculate this often during your weight loss journey.  This will help keep you motivated when you are working towards your weight goals.  Setting goals for your BMI is a great place to start.  If you are in the category of 35 or over, make it your goal to get to 29.9.  Though 29.9 is still considered overweight, this is a huge accomplishment to go from obese to overweight.  You and your body will feel healthier and you should have more energy to continue your journey.

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