Why am I posting this? Well, ever since starting this blog I have received inquiries from women trying to lose weight that actually don’t need to lose weight at all.
Don’t get me wrong here, if you are unhappy with the way you look and you want to lose some weight I’m glad to help!
Just join my newsletter using the form to your right or at the bottom of this article for some easy ways to lose weight fast.
However if you are already on the lower range of the BMI chart for women please don’t use the information I’m handing out to get any thinner. I feel it is necessary to state that in our time were ads, models and the media are brainwashing girls and women.
But now enough of the rant here is the BMI chart for women:
Please keep in mind that the above is a BMI chart for women, sorry guys you have to look elsewhere today.
Underweight = <18.5
Normal weight = 18.5–24.9
Overweight = 25–29.9
Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
The weight status categories above are those currently used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They are suitable for adults who have stopped growing, if you are a teenager those don’t apply to you.
If you are uncertain how to calculate your BMI keep reading.
How to calculate your Body Mass Index.
BMI is your weight (in kilograms) over your height squared (in centimeters).
If you are not using the metric system, you have to use a different formula the so called Imperial (US) Method, the formula is as follows.
There are three simple steps for computing BMI with imperial values:
1. Multiply your weight in pounds by 703.
2. Multiply your height in inches by itself
3. Divide the figure from step 1 by the figure in step 3.
Not so tough is it?
Now that you know your BMI you can decide whether you should go on a diet or not!
However please keep one thing in mind; the BMI is just a rough measurement.
Over the past many physicians and doctors wanted to replace it with other formulas due to the fact that it lacks taking into account certain aspects like age, pregnancy, teenagers how haven’t matured fully and so on.
Furthermore a high BMI doesn’t mean you are unhealthy, take a bodybuilder for example those guys (and girls) can be very heavy but still be almost fat free.
Therefore you should take it with a grain of salt.
In the end your reflection in the mirror decides whether you are happy or not!
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In the future I will do more articles and blog posts about BMI, especially about the healthy and average BMI for women which I will link to here.
If you want to learn more about BMI right now you may also check out this video:
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