Being overweight is defined as a person with a body mass index(BMI) of 25 or over.
Adult Body Mass Index (BMI)
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. A high BMI can be an indicator of high body fatness.
How is obesity classified?
- If your BMI is less than 18.5, it falls within the underweight range.
- If your BMI is 18.5 to <25, it falls within the normal.
- If your BMI is 25.0 to <30, it falls within the overweight range.
- If your BMI is 30.0 or higher, it falls within the obese range.
Obesity is frequently subdivided into categories:
- Class 1: BMI of 30 to < 35
- Class 2: BMI of 35 to < 40
- Class 3: BMI of 40 or higher. Class 3 obesity is sometimes categorized as “extreme” or “severe” obesity.
What percent of the US population are considered obese?
In the United States, about 39.8% of the adult population are considered clinically obese in the year 2015~2016.
What percent of the US population are overweight or obese?
Excluding those that are obese, about 31.8% of the US adult population are overweight.
The prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million of US adults in 2015~2016.
Combined together with being obese and overweight, about 71.6% of the US adults are considered overweight.
How can W8MD help?
Our W8MD insurance weight loss program offers
a consultation, under the guidance of trained providers with experience in treating obesity, its associated conditions and a wide variety of sleep disorders.
instruction on nutritional programs teaching you:
o about metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance and whether you are at risk.
o the proper amount of low glycemic foods you should be eating on a daily basis to fit your needs as well as fats, protein, and carbohydrates.
o how often, and the proper times you should be eating during the day.
individualized weight loss plan with all of the right ingredients and a partnership to help you reach your goal weight.
a loss of between 2-4 pounds a week with nutritious, easy to prepare, pre-portioned, low-glycemic food. If you work the program, the program will work for you!