Weight Loss Calculator
Your weight loss calculator will calculate BMI or what is known as your body mass index. If you would like to calculate your BMI without a weight loss calculator, use the equation that follows or use the weight loss calculator below.
If you’re calculating your BMI by hand, divide your weight, in kilograms (kg), by your height, in meters (m), squared.
Metric conversions as follows:
1 pound = 0.45 kg
1 inch x 0.0254 = 1 meter
To learn to interpret the BMI results form your weight loss calculator, continue reading after you have received your results.
Interpreting Your Weight Loss Calculator
How do you know if you’re overweight or if you might want to consider a regimen that includes diet drugs? Well, most people know the answer to that question. However, many people do need to know just how overweight they are in relation to others. So, we’ve provided you with a weight loss calculator with which you can figure your BMI or body mass index.
Millions of people in today’s world are overweight. How do you know if you’re overweight? Normally, you just know. However, if you need mathematical assistance, overweight factors are measured in terms of BMI or Body Mass Index.
When using the weight loss calculator, you are provided measurements based on height and weight as each relates to body fat. A person’s BMI, which is the result given by the weight loss calculator, can be used to determine or to quantify the potential risk they face if an overweight condition persists.
For example, a person with a BMI of 27 kg/m2 is considered to be an overweight person by 20 pounds. The higher the BMI rises, the risk of developing health problems escalates.
According to the website halls.com many studies have been performed that have determined 25 kg/m2 as the threshold to increased risk of medical problems, i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attack. If you feel you are an overweight person, calculate BMI in your weight loss calculator by plugging in your height and weight figures to see where you stand in relation to the rest of the world.
Consider tracking weight, body fat and measurements after you use your weight loss calculator. At times, tracking your weight can be misleading because your home scale cannot discern fat from muscle. Muscle is denser than fat and so weighs more than fat. So, if you exercise regularly you might realize weight gain that reflects an increase in muscle, not fat. Conversely, a drop in weight does not necessarily signify health. Some with low body weight, i.e., especially those that might not exercise, might have little muscle compared to a high percentage of fat.
Now, the weight loss calculator portion is complete. You know your BMI. If you are overweight, you need to lose weight. Consider this: convenience has been woven into the fabric of our society. We love our food prepared quickly; we are conditioned to eat quickly so we can address other matters in our lives at a faster pace. Business is measured terms of productivity, so the more time allotted to work, the more productive you are. Right? As an aside, how much more productive are you really by being overweight? Do you require more sleep? Has your thought process slowed down a blip?
So, if we are overweight as determined by the weight loss calculator and convenience is important in our busy lives, one remedy is to find an alternative that requires limited effort. Drug companies were quick to provide that quick, convenient remedy in the form of diet drugs. Most people, though, that begin diets and even those that successfully lose pounds due to dieting find that they cannot keep themselves from falling off the wagon for various reasons psychological, societal, physical and/or attitudinal. Thus, the weight gain occurs anew. Of course, exercise is the best option for keeping fit when combined with a healthy diet.