BMI Chart - A Visual Guide To Healthy Weight Ranges For Men + Women

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Jenny Craig BMI Chart

People considering diet and weight loss require as much assistance and encouragement as possible. Weight gain takes time and is often associated with sedentary lifestyles where exercise is shunned and excess eating is encouraged. The change required is both psychological and physical, accompanied by consistent determination and the ability to resist temptation. Jenny Craig offers a caring approach to weight loss, where the occasional diversion for celebrating special occasions isn’t frowned upon, and your journey is supported by a dedicated team of weight loss, diet and exercise experts.

The Jenny Craig Body Fat Index (BMI) Calculator is just one of our many resources that provide additional inspiration. Your BMI score is gained using simple mathematical calculations based on weight and height. It provides a clearer picture of your present weight and health status and an indicator of the effort required to reverse the trend and return to good health. BMI calculations can even be translated into a BMI chart that gives a visual reading of unwanted weight and the amount you will need to lose to fulfil healthy weight targets.

How does the BMI chart work?

In the 1830s a Belgian mathematician named Adolphe Quetelet used calculus to devise an index that correlated the relationship between weight and height. Approximately 140 years later, an American biologist and physiologist named Ancel Keys endorsed the index, renaming it the Body Mass Index. The method has since been accepted by the World Health Organisation as a useful tool for indicating unwanted body fat amounts. However, BMI doesn’t distinguish between fat and muscle mass, making it a guideline tool rather than a precise measurement for every individual.

It’s estimated that the BMI chart provides a useful body fat indicator for around 73 percent of people. Exceptions include pregnant women, the elderly, bodybuilders, heavy-boned people and most children. BMI is popular due to its simplicity, and provides an additional point of reference compared to regular bathroom scales that only measure weight. Although we are all different and body shapes have been categorised in various ways, the BMI chart remains a useful tool when used conscientiously.

How to view your BMI from the chart?

BMI calculations correlate weight and height variables. Your personal BMI is your weight in kilograms divided by height in metres squared. There’s no need to fret if mathematics isn’t your strong suit as the Jenny Craig BMI Calculator does the math for you. A lot of people embark on weight loss to achieve better health along with a more desirable appearance, and BMI can provide a reliable indication of different health and disease risks according to your score. Although not always pleasing, a wake-up call courtesy of BMI can be the trigger that kick-starts successful weight loss.

BMI calculations are recommended for females and males aged 18 – 65. Younger people are gauged using different calculations, and the elderly aren’t suited due to general muscle wasting and height reduction. Your personal Jenny Craig Consultant will use your BMI score in consultation with professional nutritionists and dieticians to develop a meals program designed for steady and successful weight loss. Once you input your weight and height into the Jenny Craig BMI Calculator, you will receive results that put you in one of the following categories.

  • 18.4 or less (underweight)

  • 18.5 – 24.9 (healthy weight)

  • 25.0 – 29.9 (overweight)

  • 30.0 or more (obese)

Jenny Craig offers a caring approach to weight loss, where the occasional diversion for celebrating special occasions isn’t frowned upon, and your journey is supported by a dedicated team of weight loss, diet and exercise experts.

Is the BMI chart accurate?

Most overweight and obese people will admit that excess fat can cause health issues. Jenny Craig has been helping women and men turn the corner toward good health since 1983 by applying sensible alterations to meals along with the addition of appropriate exercise. For most people, BMI is an accurate assessment tool best used in tandem with ready-made Jenny Craig meals that are portion and calorie controlled. With more than 65 menu items on offer and the option for home delivery, your taste temptations become a support to dieting with positive outcomes. BMI is part of our overall strategy for weight loss and good health, with the Jenny Craig reputation built on the successful outcomes of our clients.


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What you should consider when viewing the chart?

Your body mass index chart will reveal your present weight status and the degree of unwanted fat you are carrying. A Jenny Craig Consultant can then commence the establishment of a diet and exercise plan that’s perfectly matched for your needs. We help you establish goals and reach target weight without causing disruption to work and home life. A Jenny Craig diet plan even makes allowance for the occasional diversion to celebrate special occasions or a visit to your favourite restaurant.

We help keep you on track with weekly consultations over the phone or at your nearest Jenny Craig Centre, and ultimately assist you with the transition from assisted weight loss to self-sufficient dieting and meals preparation. Our decades of experience have resulted in the most comprehensive and healthy weight loss methods available, and with thousands of satisfied customers and our entire team on your side, successful weight loss has never been easier.


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