BMI  Are you REALLY
overweight?
If you are
overweight, you know it by how you feel,
how your clothes fit or how you look. But, by how much are
you
really overweight? And how much weight do you need to lose? One measure
of how much you should weight is by determining your Body Mass Index,
BMI. This index gives you the relationship of your weight to your
height. Here is the formula:
Your BMI = [(yourWeight)/(your Height x your Height)] x 705
If you weight 143 lbs and are 64 in tall, then
your BMI = [(143) / (64 x 64)] x 705 = 26.2. Based on the
chart
below a BMI of 26.2 is overweight.
· underweight, BMI = 18.5
· normal weight BMI = 18.5 
24.9
· overweight BMI = 25  29.9
· slight obesity BMI = 30 
34.9
· obese BMI = 35  39.9
· excess obese = BMI = greater
than 40
If we consider the normal BMI number to be 21.5 then you can compute
approximately how much weight you should lose using the same BMI
formula but by changing things around in the formula,
(your ideal Weight) = [(normal BMI / 705) x (your Height x your Height)]
For the example above if you have a BMI = 26.2 and the normal BMI
number = 21.5, then,
(your ideal Weight) = [(21.5/705) x (64 x 64)] = 124.91
you should weight 124.91 lbs. That means you need to lose
(143
124.9) lbs = 18.1 lbs.
Try to get your BMI below 25. Under this number, you can expect to have
good heath if you are eating the right kinds of food and exercising
regularly. If your BMI is greater than 28, you are more likely to have
cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and many other diseases related to a
toxic colon.
Keep track of your waistline. Your waistline, if you are a man, should
be less than 35 ". For women it should be less than 30". As your
waistline get larger you become more susceptible to diseases. Of
course, waistlines are going to vary because people have different
shapes. But you know if your waistline to big for your shape.
Now you should know how much weight you need to lose. Beside your
waistline, you should also measure bust/chest, hips, and thighs.. This
gives you an indication how your body is changing. As you lose fat you
may not lose weight for a while. Your body will become toned as you
exercise. The weight scale does not always tell you that your body is
changing and losing weight.
