The Food Coach

Calculate your BMI

BMI is the number, derived by using height and weight measurements, that gives a general indication if weight falls within a healthy range. BMI is a general indicator, but should be used in conjunction with other tools to measure your actual health range. BMI levels vary depending on factors such as age, gender and race. A basic table of BMI ranges is shown below.

Please remember, however, that this is only one of many possible ways to assess your weight. If you have any concerns about your weight, please discuss them with your physician, who is in a position, unlike this BMI calculator, to address your specific individual situation.

Weight:
Height:
Type Underweight# Healthy Overweight*
Caucasian adults - aged between 18 - 45<2020 - 25>25
Caucasian adults > 45<2020 - 28>28
Asian adults<1818 - 23>23
Pacific Islander<2020 - 27>27
*PregnancyExtra weight carried over pregnancy will affect the BMI, overestimating the final result. It should not be used as a measure for determining healthy body size.
*Body BuilderExtra weight from muscle mass on body builders and high performance athletes will affect the BMI, overestimating the final result. It should not be used as a measure for determining healthy body size.
*High Performance AthleteExtra weight from muscle mass on body builders and high performance athletes will affect the BMI, overestimating the final result. It should not be used as a measure for determining healthy body size.
#ElderlyAtrophied muscle on the elderly and physically disabled will effect BMI is underestimated due to atrophied muscle mass.
#Physically DisabledBMI is underestimated due to atrophied muscle mass will effect the BMI , underestimating the final result. It should not be used as a measure for determining healthy body size.