Jenny Craig BMI Chart Weight Loss
Since the World Health Organisation (WHO) adapted the Body Mass Index (BMI) chart as a weight loss tool and guideline for calculating body fat, it has become a widely used and accepted method amongst health and fitness professionals. Knowing where you sit on the BMI chart can help determine whether you should gain or lose weight to reduce your risk of chronic disease. At Jenny Craig, our Weight Loss Consultants use your BMI score to help tailor a meal and fitness plan that will fit your lifestyle and weight loss goals.
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Can the BMI chart tell me how much weight I should lose?
While the BMI chart cannot tell you how much weight to lose, it can be used as a guide to let you know if you need to lose weight or not. The chart has a number range measuring system and if your score is above 25, it means you are overweight. If above 30, you are obese. Staying within the healthy weight BMI range of 18.5 - 25 is ideal for optimum health.
How can I find my BMI using the BMI chart?
To find where you fit on the BMI chart, you'll need to know your current weight in kilograms and your height in metres squared. Then divide your weight by height to get your BMI score.
Weight in kgs/height in m² = BMI
Use that number to find where you are on the BMI chart. You don't have to be good at maths to find your BMI. Jenny Craig has an easy BMI calculator that means you only need to know your weight in kilos and your height in centimetres. Type those figures into the Jenny Craig online BMI calculator to get instant results. As an adult, your height generally will not change so when you do your BMI calculations over time, any fluctuations in your score will indicate weight loss or gain.
At Jenny Craig, our Weight Loss Consultants use your BMI score to help tailor a meal and fitness plan that will fit your lifestyle and weight loss goals.
Do I need to lose weight at my BMI?
Once you know your BMI score, the online calculator will let you know whether you are in the healthy weight range or not. Here is an example of the BMI measuring chart:
18.5 and less = underweight
18.6 - 24.9 = normal weight
25 - 30 = overweight
30+ = obese
If you fall within the 18.6 to 24.9 range, you are considered to be a healthy, normal weight. Any figure 25 and above is cause for concern as it indicates that you may be carrying excess fat and weight for your height. These are general guidelines that will not suit everyone. Humans come in all shapes and sizes and there are exceptions to the BMI chart rules. Jenny Craig Consultants use BMI readings and other personal factors to determine the best weight loss program for you.
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When should you not rely on the BMI chart for weight loss?
There are exceptions and not everyone's body can be judged accurately with a BMI score.The BMI chart is based on adults; male or female. It is generally not used to determine healthy weights in children, pregnant women, senior citizens, super fit athletes or some ethnic groups such as Asian or Pacific Islanders.
If you've received a BMI score that is more than you'd hope for, don't despair. Help is available. Your personal Jenny Craig Consultant will chat with you about your weight loss goals and lifestyle to come up with a custom weight loss program that will change your BMI for better health. The Jenny Craig BMI calculator is just one way to assess and support your health and weight. When you commit to better health, your BMI will fall into the healthy zone and you'll look and feel better.