Body Mass Index (BMI)

Your current weight and the amount of abdominal fat you’re carrying are key health predictors. Knowing your body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, and waist-to-hip  ratio can tell you whether your current habits are on target  or weighing you down.

Body mass index (BMI) is an important measure of disease risk and a helpful way to track your progress as you lose weight. Here are two alternative ways to find out your BMI. Use the following formula:

BMI    = (weight in pounds x 703) / (height in inches) x (height in inches)

OR Find the correct number on the table on the next page (click on image to enlarge it and make it more readable):