Obesity is determined by measurement of body fat, not merely body weight. People might be over the weight limit for normal standards, but if they are very muscular with low body fat, they are not obese.
Your body mass index (BMI) is a simple math calculation that determines your weight-to-height ratio.
NHLB: National Heart Lung Blood Institute
ASBS: American Society for Bariatric Surgery
NIH: National Institutes of Health
You can learn your own BMI by entering your height and weight in our Successfully Slimmer BMI calculator below.
Based on the information you provide, the calculator will then ascertain your BMI using the formula lbs/inches2. It can also give you information about the extent of the risk factors that may be associated with your calculated BMI.