Body Mass Index Calculator

What is the body mass index (BMI)?

The body mass index is the official indicator for calculating one’s optimal weight based on the ratio that exists between the person’s weight and height. The BMI establishes the weight category of each person indicating the level of obesity of that particular individual. The BMI can be used to calculate the number of kilograms that have to be gained or lost in order for the person to reach the optimal weight based on his/her height. The BMI is one of the most wide-spread methods of establishing one’s degree of obesity.

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The BMI method can readily be used by women and men alike between the ages of 18 and 65. The BMI is not recommended for calculating the ideal weight in case of children, pregnant mothers, sportsmen or elderly people.

The BMI does not establish the percentage of body fat, bone mass or muscle mass.


Interpreting the BMI results

BMI<18,5 (underweight)

Information

The amount of body fat is very low, which may lead to low immune levels, disappearing menopause in the case of women, malnutrition, etc. This BMI may indicate severe health issues especially if it is brought about by extreme weight loss within a very short time frame.

Recommendations

We recommend gaining extra pounds by a balanced, healthy diet. The best way to do this is to increase the carbohydrate and calorie intake. Regular exercise will increase muscle mass and prevent the accumulation of body fat. Gaining weight should be done through a gradual process, which ensures the growth of muscle mass and excludes the storing of excess body fat.

Other recommendations

  • Drink 6-8 glasses of water daily.
  • Eat less and more often.
  • Raw vegetables and fruit.
  • Avoid coffee, alcohol, tobacco, soda beverages, processed foods, animal fats, red meat.
  • Reduce the consumption of dairy products.

BMI between 18,5 and 24,9 (normal weight)

Information

People who have this BMI have the ideal weight and body fat sufficient for ensuring optimal health. These are all associated with long life, and a reduced risk of suffering from severe illnesses.

Recommendations

Maintain this weight and avoid getting into one of the two far poles of the BMI scale.

BMI between 25 and 29, 99 (overweight)

Information

People with this BMI are considered overweight being more exposed to diabetes, heart disease or hypertension.

Recommendations

We recommend losing excess weight by starting a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Other recommendations

  • Exclude red meat, fried foods, and carbonated beverages from your diet.
  • Increase the amount of water you drink on a daily basis.

BMI between 30 and 34, 99 (obese, type I)

Instructions

People with this BMI have a high risk of having severe diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, ailments of the bladder, and certain types of cancer.

Recommendations

The newest treatment guides recommend minimally invasive laparoscopic weight loss treatment.

Furthermore they advise a change in lifestyle. These actions lead to resolving some problematic symptoms such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Treatment methods depend on the type of obesity in question, the patient’s general state of health and the motivation to lose excess weight. Losing excess weight has to be done gradually, otherwise one may lose muscle mass instead of body fat and be prone to health issues such as nutritional deficiencies and gallbladder stones.

BMI between 35 and 39, 99 (obese, type II)

Information

People with this BMI are extremely prone to having seriously threatening health issues, which may even lead to death.

Recommendations

Minimally invasive laparoscopic weight loss surgery is compulsory!

Furthermore the patient has to make great lifestyle changes. These actions lead to resolving some problematic symptoms such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Treatment methods depend on the type of obesity in question, the patient’s general state of health and the motivation to lose excess weight. Losing excess weight has to be done gradually, otherwise one may lose muscle mass instead of body fat and be prone to health issues such as nutritional deficiencies and gallbladder stones.

BMI>40 (morbidly obese)

Information

This BMI predisposes people who suffer from morbid obesity to extremely high risks for developing certain weight-related diseases, which may lead to premature death.

Recommendations

Minimally invasive laparoscopic weight loss surgery has to be done immediately!

It is vital that people suffering from morbid obesity contact a specialized physician to receive the care they need to reach optimal weight levels.

Furthermore the patient has to make great lifestyle changes. These actions lead to resolving some problematic symptoms such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Treatment methods depend on the type of obesity in question, the patient’s general state of health and the motivation to lose excess weight. Losing excess weight has to be done gradually, otherwise one may lose muscle mass instead of body fat and be prone to health issues such as nutritional deficiencies and gallbladder stones.

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