Body mass index, or BMI, is an estimate of your body fat. It’s calculated from your total weight and height. Anyone can benefit from keeping track of changes to their BMI over time, but BMI is particularly important for bariatric patients. This is because BMI is one of the criteria bariatric surgeons will consider when determining whether a patient is a good candidate for weight loss surgery. You can easily calculate your BMI by using the calculator on the website of Bariatric Care Centers.
Just enter your height in feet and inches, and type in your weight in pounds. If you prefer, you could select the option to enter metric measurements. Our BMI calculator lets you instantly see your exact BMI, expressed as a numerical figure, and the category your BMI falls into: Healthy, overweight, obese, or morbidly obese.
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