## View Poll Results: Your body mass index

Voters
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• Underweight

5 26.32%
• Normal

8 42.11%
• Overweight

4 21.05%
• Obesity

2 10.53%
• Extreme obesity

0 0%

# Thread: Body mass index - BMI

1. ## Body mass index - BMI

BMI = Weight in KG / Height (in meters)²

My BMI Result:

Weight: 75 kg
Height: 1.7 meters

My BMI = 74/1.7*1.7 = 26 (overweight)

BMI Result:

• under 18.5 indicates underweight
• 18.5 - 24.9 indicates normal
• 25.0 - 29.9 indicates overweight
• over 30 indicates obesity
• over 40 indicates extreme obesity

Publish your Body mass index here and idea to loss weight.

2. Calculator

6 feet
160 (450gr per pound)
BMI 21.7

Be physically active, do not eat junk, do not eat huge portions, do not drink sugary drinks and no more than one glass of alcoholic beverage a day. If you feel the weight creep up, put the brakes on. Eat at least 5 times a day to have that metabolism humming along and keep that blood sugar level even.

3. With a BMI of 25.5 I guess I qualify as overweight, but not by very much.
BMI is a blunt instrument anyway, since it doesn't consider muscle mass vs body fat etc.

The only reliable way to lose weight? Expend more energy than you consume, just like Ulrike said. Eat healthy and be active.

I've been exercising regularly for 2&#189; years now (I'm almost 43). Although the net weight loss isn't more than 5-6 kg, I'm in far better shape. I've probably lost 10-12 kg of fat, and gained 5-6 kg of muscle mass.

4. BMI = Weight in KG / Height (in meters)²

My BMI Result:

Weight: 53 kg
Height: 1.75 meters

Computation: 53/3.06 = 17.32 (underweight) :unsurpised:

5. Though BMI is the only widely accepted measurement of your weight status it is also considered to be widely unreliable and flawed. Body mass index does not take into account your muscle to fat ratio and as muscle is more dense and heavy then fat, you could be built like a rhino and be considered overweight but be under the lean category. Not only this but your waist size is widely considered as important as BMI as that is generally the sign to which your risk of heart problems and diseases are increased. A waist size (if I remember correctly) of 38 inches for women and 40 for men indicate a high increased risk of getting severe weight related health problems.

6. Originally Posted by AlexDawson
A waist size (if I remember correctly) of 38 inches for women and 40 for men indicate a high increased risk of getting severe weight related health problems.
That also is a very vague measurement. A person 5 feet tall or 6 feet tall has a very different circumference. Really to pinch that area or just plain looking at it would tell the story.

All these kinds of formulas are only meant as a general guideline. Use common sense to see if it fits you. You know well enough if you are in the normal range or not

7. I don't need any formula to tell me that I am overweight... I don't even need to look myself in the mirror! I know it. I don't eat too much, and I don't eat junk food. I am simply lazy with exercise (I walk 20 every day but that's about it). Everyday I tell myself that I should do something but I am very happy with my body and I feel completely comfortable with it. Still, I know I should do something. It is just a health issue, really. One of these days...

8. 85 kg, 180 m tall

BMI=26.23

light overweight

But this is a very random measure. For instance, i'm not fat (actually i cant be easily thiner) and i have a BMI > 25.

9. Technically I'm overweight, but like my posters before me say, I'm quite muscular (I go to the gym a lot).

Aren't like Rugby Players on the BMI index supposed to be morbidly obese?

10. 20.7

No matter what I eat, no matter how much I eat, no matter how long I neglect exercising, my body simply doesn't know what excess fat is.

11. Not sure what I am, I used to be underweight, but I stopped exercising and become less active and have gained about 40lbs in the last 3 years.

12. Mine is 20.

I wish I was heavier but no matter how much I try (and I've tried) I can't seem to gain weight. No complaints though, women seem to like my hip-bones.

women seem to like my hip-bones.
i hear dat

14. Originally Posted by jomaeli
85 kg, 180 m tall

BMI=26.23

light overweight

But this is a very random measure. For instance, i'm not fat (actually i cant be easily thiner) and i have a BMI > 25.

My weight 75Kg, Height: 1.7 meters

I plan reduce more than 8Kg this year.

15. Hi,
26 is normal but i think you frustrate for this BMI .Please do not worry about BMI. I advise is fit for your body and i hope you are fit in this size. Please take care and follow some tips for your weight you can decrease your weight.

16. Originally Posted by php_daemon

No matter what I eat, no matter how much I eat, no matter how long I neglect exercising, my body simply doesn't know what excess fat is.
I'm like that too.

Is it a good thing???

17. Originally Posted by Daniel,D,D
I'm like that too.

Is it a good thing???
Well, do you know any drawbacks to that? I can't think of any. Probably there is a reason why being otherwise is often considered as having weight problems.

18. Holy pudding cups, batman!
I was 26.5 190lb 5' 11''

It's all muscle *cough*

19. H- 5'2, 105 lbs.

BMI: 19.2

20. I'm now at 24.9, so I guess I'm not overweight any more.

21. I am the only one obese in this list

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