Understanding Your Body Mass Index

When you start a customized diet plan, one of the first steps your weight loss clinic is likely to take is to calculate your body mass index, or BMI. Your BMI is helpful in determining a healthy goal weight for you during your initial weight loss assessment in Orlando, FL .

Watch this video to learn more about BMI. Your BMI is calculated by taking your weight in kilograms and dividing it by your height in centimeters squared. That number is compared to a chart that ranks BMIs from underweight to obese. Part of most customized diet plans is aiming for a weight that will put you in a healthy BMI range. People with healthy BMIs have a lower risk of many weight-related conditions, including heart disease and stroke.