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Calculate BMI

To determine whether the OPTIFAST Program is right for you, health professionals start by calculating your Body Mass Index, or BMI. BMI is an estimate of weight-related health risks, based on your height and weight. The lower your BMI, the lower your risk.1

The OPTIFAST Program is designed to treat people with a BMI of 30 or higher.

To determine if you’re a candidate for OPTIFAST, enter your information in the boxes below and click on “Calculate BMI.”

1. Enter your height in feet and inches:
feet inches

2. Enter your weight in pounds
pounds

What YOUR BMI Means

Your weight is less than ideal for your height based on present height/weight tables. Weight loss would not be appropriate for you at this time.

Your weight is within a normal range for your height. Concentrate on getting regular exercise and making healthy food choices to prevent weight gain.

Assuming you do not have extra muscle mass or a large skeletal frame, your weight falls into the overweight range. This means you have a slightly increased risk for health problems like heart disease, diabetes and hypertension. The good news is that through healthy eating and regular physical activity, you can reduce your weight and disease risks. To maintain your success, focus on consistent, small changes that you can build into your lifestyle.

Your BMI indicates you may be at an increased risk for developing health problems caused by being overweight. Weight loss could benefit your health. Other factors, including your medical condition, need to be considered when selecting a treatment plan. Many OPTIFAST Programs offer options to treat people who have a BMI such as yours.

Reference
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About BMI for adults. Accessed 15 Feb 2011 http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/index.html