How Much Should I Weigh?

What is your Body Mass Index (BMI) and what does it mean?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is the most widely used clinical measurement tool to determine a person’s health risks based on a calculation of their height in relation to their weight. The higher the BMI number, the higher the risk for developing diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease.

Use the weight loss calculator below to determine your BMI. Find your height in the first column and your weight in the top row. Where those two lines intersect is your BMI, or Body Mass Index. For example, a person who is 5’4” and weighs 200 pounds has a BMI of 34.

When using the weight loss calculator, remember that BMI is a guideline to assessing your health risks. There are other factors to take into consideration, such as your muscle mass, body fat percentage, and lifestyle. At Midwest Weight Control, we have the equipment to measure your body composition and metabolic rate, both important considerations in determining your optimal healthy weight.

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Before I came to Midwest Weight Control, I couldn’t lose weight. I’d tried everything from fad diets to different weight loss programs. I finally met with the staff at MWC and found out that I had certain medical issues that were standing in the way of my weight loss. The Medical Director addressed these issues with me, and I began to lose weight steadily. Since then, I’ve lost 61 pounds and I have adopted a new healthy and active lifestyle. I have never felt better in my life!

- Janice

After nearly forty years of yo-yo dieting, and believing I could not diet one more time, I decided to take a drastic step. I went through the testing for gastric bypass surgery, and was denied. Bitterly disappointed, I expressed my feelings to the dietitian from the bypass program. She suggested another option: Midwest Weight Control.

What a great program it is! Not only have I lost weight, but I’ve finally made the shift in my thinking about a lifetime commitment to fitness. I look and feel better, and have lost my self-consciousness about my weight. It will no longer be a barrier or an excuse for not doing what I want to in life.

- Maggie
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