It is very important to ascertain if you are in fact overweight, and, if so, how much weight you should lose. Many people think they are unhealthily overweight because they compare themselves to unrealistic images of others in the media. However, there is not one perfect weight or way to look for all of us; rather there is a healthy weight range, and where you sit within this will depend on you as an individual, on your shape, build etc.
The Body Mass Index (BMI) is the tool most commonly used to check if you are a healthy weight. BMI calculators are widely available on the internet, but we recommend that you consult a medical professional for their opinion and advice. The BMI is a rough guide only, and there are many other indicators of health other than weight, so consult a doctor for the whole picture.
Before starting any weight loss or exercise plan you must consult a medical professional.
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