Weight Loss Calculator
The weight loss calculator will
calculate BMI or what is known as body mass index. If you
would like to calculate your BMI without a weight loss
calculator, please use the equation that follows or use the weight loss
calculator below at the end of the page.
When calculating your BMI by
hand, divide your weight, in kilograms (kg), by your height, in
meters (m), squared.
Metric conversions are as follows:
1 pound = 0.45 kg
1 inch x 0.0254 = 1 meter
To learn to interpret the BMI
results form the weight loss calculator, continue reading after
you have received your results from the weight loss calculator.
Interpreting the Weight Loss
How do you know if you’re overweight or if you might want to
consider a regimen that includes diet drugs? Most people know
the answer to this question. However, many people do need
to know just how overweight they are in relation to other people. So,
we’ve provided you with a weight loss calculator with which you
can figure your BMI or body mass index.
Millions of people in today’s
world are overweight. How do you know if you’re overweight?
Normally, you just know. However, if you need mathematical
assistance, overweight factors are measured in terms of BMI or
Body Mass Index.
When using your weight loss
calculator, you are provided measurements based on height and
weight as each relates to your body fat. A person’s BMI, which is the
result given by the weight loss calculator, can be used to
determine or to quantify the potential risk they face if an
overweight condition persists. Please use the weight loss
For example, a person with a BMI
of 27 kg/m2 is considered to be an overweight person by 20
pounds. The higher the BMI rises, the risk of developing health
||18.5 -- 24.9
||25 -- 29.9
||30 -- 34.9
||35 -- 39.9
||40 and over
According to www.halls.com many studies have been performed that have determined
25 kg/m2 as the threshold to increased risk of medical problems,
i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attack. If you feel
you are an overweight person, calculate BMI in your weight loss
calculator by plugging in your height and weight figures to see
where you stand in relation to the rest of the world in the
weight loss calculator.
Consider tracking your weight, body
fat and measurements after you use your weight loss calculator.
At times, tracking your weight can be misleading because your
home scale cannot discern fat from muscle. Muscle is denser than
fat and so weighs more than fat. So, if you exercise regularly
you might realize weight gain that reflects an increase in
muscle, not fat. Conversely, a drop in weight does not
necessarily signify health. Some with low body weight, i.e.,
especially those that might not exercise, might have little
muscle compared to a high percentage of fat.
Now, the weight loss calculator
portion is complete. You know your BMI. If you are overweight,
you need to lose weight. Consider this:
convenience has been woven into the fabric of our society. We
love our food prepared fast; we are conditioned to eat quickly
so we can address other matters in our lives at a quicker pace.
Business is measured in terms of productivity, so the more time
working, the more productive you are. Right? How much more
productive are you really by being overweight? Do you require
more sleep? Has your thought process slowed down a blip? Use the
weight loss calculator above and find out.
So, if we are overweight as
determined by the weight loss calculator and convenience is
important in our busy lives, one remedy is to find an
alternative that requires less effort. Drug companies were quick
to provide that quick, convenient remedy in the form of diet
drugs or pills. Most people, though, that begin diets and even
those that successfully lose pounds due to dieting find that
they cannot keep themselves from falling off the wagon for
various reasons psychological, societal, physical and/or
attitudinal. Thus, the weight gain occurs again, sometimes
worse. Of course, exercise is the best option for keeping fit
when combined with a healthy diet. Please bookmark this
page and use the weight loss calculator as often as needed.