BMI Calculator For Women - Learn What Your Healthy Weight Range Is

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Jenny Craig BMI Calculator for Women

Getting started on a weight loss journey is easy with the right motivation. Remaining inspired is much easier with appropriate weight loss support and guidance. Jenny Craig diet and weight loss plans help make the difficult transition easy by personalising meal choices, with options tailored by professional chefs just for you. Our menus provide a steady weight loss transformation without the need to skip meals or suffer unwanted hunger pangs.

When combined with Jenny Craig resources that include the BMI Calculator for women, approaching target weight without undue stress is a very real possibility. Understanding healthy weight can be assisted by using your body mass index (BMI) as a guideline in consultation with medical practitioners and weight loss experts. The BMI Calculator for women is just part of the service, and there are plenty of other ways your Jenny Craig Consultant will assist you to achieve your goals.

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How do I calculate my BMI?

BMI is easy to calculate and categorise, providing both strengths and weaknesses as an assessment tool. However, it is good for providing additional information not found on the bathroom scales. We all have a BMI score according to weight and height, using kilograms and meters to calculate body fat mass. Naturally, a high BMI score will place a person in the overweight or obese category indicating excess fat that can be removed by dieting and replaced with muscle by exercise.

What is a healthy BMI for Women?

Body mass index is a useful tool for both women and men, although it’s not suitable for pregnant women, children, some athletes, and others. BMI is accepted by the World Health Organisation as a useful assessment measure of body composition, providing an accurate indicator for use in delivering good health outcomes. Jenny Craig Accredited Dieticians can help reverse your BMI from overweight or obese back to the healthy range, with benefits that will be experienced and appreciated. BMI is generally categorised for easy reference:

  • 18.4 or less (underweight)

  • 18.5 – 24.9 (healthy weight)

  • 25.0 – 29.9 (overweight)

  • 30.0 or more (obese)

Excess weight can be a health hazard for anyone, and the obesity rates in Australia, New Zealand, and other parts of the world certainly need addressing. Healthy BMI is the goal for most women, and tracking BMI progress can provide that little extra inspiration you need while losing weight and celebrating milestones along the way.

Jenny Craig diet and weight loss plans help make the difficult transition easy by personalising meal choices, with options tailored by professional chefs just for you. Our menus provide a steady weight loss transformation without the need to skip meals or suffer unwanted hunger pangs.

Can a BMI calculator tell if you are overweight?

BMI has been used as a reliable assessment tool for decades, although progressive science offers other forms of body mass assessment for determining fatty tissue percentages. These include X-ray bone density scans, underwater weighing (hydrostatic weighing), and bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) using devices that emit tiny electrical currents while gathering information. For most purposes though, a BMI will give a good indication of weight status and an opportunity to focus on shedding unwanted kilos. A BMI calculator can tell if you are overweight and need to make some adjustments for improving overall health and wellbeing.

Your consultation with a Jenny Craig expert will determine your ideal diet plan according to weight, height, age, fitness and general health, in consultation with the best dieticians, nutritionists and chefs. Our program is tailored just for you, with more than 65 menu items to choose from for breakfast, lunch, dinner, sweets and treats, all portion and calorie controlled. Steady weight and fat loss is entirely possible for women who are ready to recapture youthful strength and vitality.

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What women should not use the BMI calculator?

The BMI Calculator for women provides a good foundation for addressing unwanted fat and weight gain. However, any diet or weight loss plan should be undertaken with the guidance of duly qualified experts. Pregnant women aren’t suitable for BMI, while prevailing medical conditions may also render BMI unsuitable in some circumstances. Muscle bound athletes, including women, are usually unsuited to BMI which measures muscle and fat without discrimination.

It’s also worth appreciating that bone density and natural body shape play a huge role. While healthy weight is the target, it will differ for all people; large, medium and thin, and understanding different body types is a significant Jenny Craig dieting benefit. When weight is lost in steady, incremental steps, using healthy meals to replace risky diet strategies, every week becomes a small victory. Jenny Craig has been assisting thousands of women lose weight since 1983, and with our reputation built on the dieting success of our clients, we are proud to show you just how it’s done.   

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