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Interpreting Your BMI

BMI Weight Category
Under 18.5 Underweight
18.5- 24.9 Normal
25 - 29.9 Overweight
30 - 34.9 Obese
35 - 39.9 Clinically Obese
40 or greater Morbidly Obese

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a general indicator of whether or not you are maintaining a healthy weight based on the ratio of your weight to your height. It’s an imperfect scale as it doesn't account for differences in body types. For example, a 5 foot 9 inch bodybuilder who weighs 215 pounds and has a 6% body fat would be labeled obese. And there is already a new scale just for people from Southeast Asia where the ranges are lowered.

While it can be a good indicator of the healthiness of your weight if you fall within certain statistical norms that were used to develop it, it should be taken with a significant grain of salt and should not be used as a substitute for a professional evaluation of your health by a doctor.

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Center for Weight Management
Two locations:

20 Research Place
North Chelmsford, MA 01863

203 Turnpike Street
2nd Floor
North Andover, MA 01845

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Phone: 978-788-7200
TTY: 978-937-6889
Phone: 877-LGH-WELL

Helpful Tools & Resources

In addition to the personal care and support you receive with us, we offer resources to help you consider, prepare for and continue with your weight loss management program.

  • Behavior modification classes (coping with weight loss, body image, etc.)
  • Nutrition resources (menu planning, recipes, food choices, etc.)
  • Fitness & exercise resources (home programs, tips, classes, techniques, etc.)
  • Support services (support groups , counseling tips, troubleshooting)
  • FIT (Finding Inspiration Together) Activities and events
  • Medical supervision for very low calorie diets 
  • Facts about obesity
  • Health topics (co-morbidity topics: Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Joint Pain)
  • Living with a change (clothing, follow-up surgery to accommodate body change)
  • How to talk with others about your decision for bariatric surgery
  • Physician resources (tools or information for referring physicians)
  • News
  • Other online Resources
  • "Pound for Pound" Newsletter
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