BMI (Body Mass Index) Calculator
For your convenience, Dr. Thaxton has included this BMI or body mass index calculator to help determine if a medical weight loss program is right for you. Your BMI provides a ratio of your weight divided by your height squared.
The body mass index scale is used to determine if your weight level is obese, overweight, underweight or if you are in a healthy weight range. Although BMI is widely used, the most accurate way to evaluate your weight is by using the state-of-the-art InBody Body Composition Analysis we utilize in our program.
It is not enough just to know what your weight and height ratio is. What is really important is to know the composition of your body weight which helps us to accurately determine what percentage of your weight is lean body mass and what percentage is body fat mass. A Physician- Grade Body Composition Analysis is a crucial component needed to determine your overall health and personal resting metabolic rate. Abnormal body composition results are frequently associated with chronic diseases such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, and a myriad of other disease processes.
If your BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9, then you are considered to be at a normal and healthy weight range. A BMI between 25 and 29.9 indicates that you are overweight and a BMI of 30 or greater indicates obesity. This critical information helps your weight loss team specialists customize a plan to help you lose excess body fat and learn the skills to keep maintain your muscle mass and keep the excess body fat off for the long term.