. .
.
Weight.co.uk .
tape tape
.
.
Home
Diets
Measuring Body Fat
Weight Loss Supplements
Weight Loss
Essential Amino Acids
Amino Acids Arginine
Metabolism
Why People Eat
Carbohydrate Information
Not Enough Carbohydrates
Fibre and NSP
Protein Information
Water Information
Vitamins
Minerals
Exercise to Lose Weight
How Many Calories Do I need?
Exercise to Burn Fat
Food Labelling
Calories
Calories burned during exercise
Weight Loss Diet
Weight Loss Program
Weight Loss Plan
Quick Weight Loss
How to be a Successful Dieter
Why Lose Weight
Setting Weight Loss Goals
Trial of Low Carbohydrate Diet
Slimming Clubs
Types of Fat
Yo-Yo dieting
Weight Gain After Dieting
Low Fat Foods
Diet
Low Carbohydrate Diets
Healthy Breakfast
Healthy Evening Meals
Thai Food and Dieting
Chinese Food and Dieting
Indian Food and Dieting
Italian Food and Dieting
French Food and Dieting
Traditional English and Carveries
Fried Chicken and Dieting
Doner Kebab and Dieting
Baked Potato
Burger and Chips and Dieting
Pizza and Dieting
Fish and Chips and Dieting
Take Aways and Dieting
Convenience Meals and Dieting
Tips for Healthy Eating
Snacks on a Diet
Healthy Eating in the Evening
Five portions of Fruit and Vegetables
Weighing Yourself
Why weight loss slows down when dieting
Olestra, Simplese and Fat Products
Favourite Foods and Dieting
Food Cravings
Increased Appetite Before your Period
Controlling Hunger when Dieting
Weight Gain as you get older
Slow Metabolism
Is being overweight hereditary?
Underweight
Overweight
Obesity
BMI - Body Mass Index
Eating Out
Chocolate
Alcohol
Weight Gain
Lose Weight in three months
Lose Weight in six months
Lose Weight in a month
Lose Weight for the Weekend
Lose Inches in a Day
Lose Weight in the New Year
Lose Weight for Christmas
Exercise
Producing a Fitness Plan
Exercise Equipment
Rest and Relaxation
Contact Us

Obesity

Professionals assess if patients are overweight by measuring their BMI (Body Mass Index). The bands are quite broad and take in to account different body frames. If a person has a BMI of over 25 then they are considered medically overweight. Higher than 30 they are considered obese (as the chart below illustrates):

BMI Weight Status
Below 20 Underweight
20 25 Acceptable Weight Range
25.0 30.0 Overweight
Over 30.0 - Clinically Obese
Over 40 - Morbidly Obese

Some people who fall in the overweight band would not consider themselves overweight or are happy with their size. Furthermore many who fall in the acceptable weight range would argue they were overweight. This illustrates both that the bands are wide and that perception is key to being overweight. What someone perceives as a normal size others consider overweight. This is often fuelled by media focus on body image.

Are you overweight?

Click on the following BMI chart to see if you are overweight according to your BMI Body Mass Index Chart