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Identify if you suffer from obesity, overweight or normal weight

Have you ever wonder how do you know if you are obese, or have only overweight? Well a simple formula that can get us out of doubt is the Body Mass Index (BMI) or Quetelet index.

The BMI is a measure that relates a person's weight to height, and provides a value that can be interpreted according to rank, to diagnose our nutritional status.

Even though it is not the only tool, it gives us a good idea of ??what is currently happen in our body.

Calculate your BMI

All you need is to know your weight and height, the formula is:

BMI = weight (kg) / height squared (M)


Excessively low percentage (malnutrition):
Men: less than 10
Women: under 15

Low percentage:
Men: Between 10 and 15
Women: Between 15 and 20

Normal Values:
Men: Between 15 and 20
Women between 20 and 30

High values ??(overweight):
Men: Between 20 and 25
Women between 30 and 35

Very high values ??(obesity):
Men: Between 25 and 30
Women: Between 35 and 40

Excessively high values:
Men: Over 30
Women: Greater than 40


Normal BMI: You are in the right way to maintain an excellent quality of life and prevent the development of disease such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

If your results indicate a high BMI, this means that you suffer from overweight or are obese. Start an exercise routine to gradually reduce your fat percentage. It is best to walk 20 minutes a day at least three times a week, and at a speed that allows you to talk while you are doing the exercise.

Establish healthy habits:

  • Establishing normal mealtimes.
  • Eat breakfast every day.
  • Control the size of your portions.
  • Eat three meals and two snacks.
  • Include foods from all groups at each meal
  • A basic rule to remember is that only one meal a day can be big and complete, the other four should be medium or light.
  • Avoid fasting more than 5 hours between meals.
  • Take at least 20 minutes to eat your food in each meal.
  • Have dinner at least two hours before bedtime.
  • Reduce your intake of sugar, which is not essential in our diet, so you can eradicate it, and eat fresh fruit instead or other carbohydrate sources like whole grains.
  • 80% of beverages that you drink should be pure water or fruit water.
  • To control your hunger between meals, eat snacks with vegetables and stay well hydrated.
  • Start each meal with a salad and eat less of other dishes.
  • Moderate consumption of dressings and avoid frying foods.
  • Include brightly colored fruits and vegetables and preferably raw.
  • Include whole grains in your diet.

Watch your weight

If you discover you have an overweight, it's time to start the goal, and take advantage of the resources that you have to do it. Visit nutritionist regularly to monitor your progress.

I recommend you to avoid general and quick diets, as these only cause us to fall into the endless vicious circle of weight gain and loss.
It is best that you seek appropriate guidance to get a individualized diet, appropriate to fill your energy needs and your personal tastes.

Cultivate good eating habits and try to keep them, so you can stick to your healthy weight, and avoid the dreaded consequences of obesity.

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2 Reviews about Identify if you suffer from obesity, overweight or normal weight
on 23/07/2014
I actually really have a problem with BMI calculations and putting people on a graph. I'm 5'4'' and weigh 106 lbs. I am a competitive athlete competing in running and cycling, and consider myself to be in my prime. I'm strong, have great physical endurance, and I feel great. The last time I went ot the doctor she told me I was underweight, and that I should try to start gaining weight. The only way to do this would be for me to alter my lifestyle to become more sedentary with a nastier diet. That doesn't sound healthy to me... The same is true for some people who weigh in on the heavier side. I've seen super healthy people that are thick, muscular, and looking great, but I'm sure their BMI ranks them as "overweight".
on 03/02/2013
Hey I had with some extra pounds but then I followed a diet that I found here and now I tried this formula and I?m in the normal rank and that is awesome! I?m so happy of retrieving my weight again, I feel so healthy, I?m doing some exercise too to maintain the weight and actually I want to lose 2 pounds more, wish me luck.

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