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    Weight Loss and Body Mass Index (BMI)

    Your BMI is based on your height and weight. It's one way to see if you're at a healthy weight.

    Underweight: Your BMI is less than 18.5

    Healthy weight: Your BMI is 18.5 to 24.9

    Overweight: Your BMI is 25 to 29.9

    Obese: Your BMI is 30 or higher

    The chart below shows examples of body mass indexes. The figure at which your height corresponds with your weight is your body mass index. To find yours, consult the chart, or use WebMD's BMI calculator.

    Body Mass Index (BMI)

    Weight
    (pounds)

    Height (feet, inches)

    5'0"

    5'3"

    5'6"

    5'9"

    6'0"

    6'3"

    140

    27

    25

    23

    21

    19

    18

    150

    29

    27

    24

    22

    20

    19

    160

    31

    28

    26

    24

    22

    20

    170

    33

    30

    28

    25

    23

    21

    180

    35

    32

    29

    27

    25

    23

    190

    37

    34

    31

    28

    26

    24

    200

    39

    36

    32

    30

    27

    25

    210

    41

    37

    34

    31

    29

    26

    220

    43

    39

    36

    33

    30

    28

    230

    45

    41

    37

    34

    31

    29

    240

    47

    43

    39

    36

    33

    30

    250

    49

    44

    40

    37

    34

    31

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Michael Dansinger, MD on September 28, 2014

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