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### 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