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):