Jenny Craig BMI Calculator for Women’s Health
There are a lot of gadgets and resources available for people who want to oversee their own health and fitness routines. At Jenny Craig, we value the assistance of modern science, especially when used in tandem with tried and tested weight loss measures. The Jenny Craig BMI Calculator is an example of science and tradition combining to ensure optimum women’s health outcomes. Body mass index (BMI) has been existent since the 1830s, although the term was first coined in 1972 by American physiologist Ancel Keys. It remains popular to this day as a reliable guideline tool for understanding body fat levels and gauging healthy weight.
The inspiration for weight loss and dieting can quickly dissipate without appropriate guidance. That’s why Jenny Craig incorporates BMI and other aids recognised by the World Health Organisation. Our famous meals have also been developed with the assistance of qualified and experienced nutritionists and dietitians. With more than 65 delicious menu items on offer, designed by celebrity chefs and prepared by professionals, the choice is all yours to lose weight without sacrificing pleasure.
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What is a healthy BMI for women?
Your individual BMI score is gained using calculations that take your weight and height into consideration. The Jenny Craig BMI Calculator, suitable for women and men, does the math for you, providing an extremely useful weight loss guideline. BMI calculates body mass and is particularly useful for overweight and obese women whose additional weight is mostly comprised of fatty build-up. Your Jenny Craig BMI calculations will provide you with a score as follows:
18.4 or less (underweight)
18.5 – 24.9 (healthy weight)
25.0 – 29.9 (overweight)
30.0 or more (obese)
It’s worth noting that BMI calculations for weight loss are not applicable for well built, muscular people. BMI measures total body mass and doesn’t discriminate between fat, muscle and other weight, so isn’t applicable for pregnant women, body builders, children and the elderly. Your Jenny Craig Consultant will give you a clearer idea during your no-obligation consultation, with additional considerations that include bone structure, ethnicity and general health.
How do I calculate my BMI?
At Jenny Craig, we take the guesswork out of dieting. BMI is easily calculated using our online BMI Calculator. Simply input your weight and height, and the calculator does the rest, providing you with a personalised BMI score. The calculator is useful for both women and men, although it’s also worth understanding that women naturally carry more fat (in general) than men at healthy weight levels. Scientists agree that healthy fat thresholds for women are around 30% - 35%, whereas men are more likely to see thresholds around 25%.
With more than 65 delicious menu items on offer, designed by celebrity chefs and prepared by professionals, the choice is all yours to lose weight without sacrificing pleasure.
What you should do if you do not fall into a healthy BMI range
The first step is to discuss your weight loss goals, aspirations and concerns with a Jenny Craig Consultant. We understand that everyone is an individual, so rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, your Consultant will tailor a weight loss diet and meal plan just for you. Your BMI will indicate exactly how much weight you need to lose to reach healthy weight targets, while your nutritious Jenny Craig meals are prepared with exacting portion and calorie control to ensure steady weight loss without food cravings.
We are serious about helping you lose weight, but don’t believe you need to put life on hold in the meantime. Our diet and weight loss plans make allowance for celebrating special occasions and even the occasional outing to your favourite restaurant. Weight loss is something worth celebrating for yourself and your loved ones, and with menu choices from the best international cuisines, there is every chance your whole family will want to get in on the act.
(Indulge with a classic Beef Pie from the Jenny Craig menu, pictured above. See the full menu here)
Is BMI the best measure of health?
BMI is a reliable indicator of health for most people. It’s well known that obesity can lead to dangerous health conditions including heart problems, diabetes, arthritis and other ailments, so lowering your BMI will automatically produce healthy outcomes. Women’s health is a huge industry worldwide, and involves much more than just looking good. Appropriate weight loss programs include the introduction of physical activities, cognitive awareness, problem solving and self-managed meal preparation moving forward; all hallmarks of the Jenny Craig experience.
The Jenny Craig BMI Calculator is just one women’s health tool we offer. Jenny Craig is famous for meals that satisfy and sustain, while our Consultants are renowned as caring professionals with the know-how to keep you on track from commencement to completion of your weight loss journey. If you are still not convinced, check out our menu options for every diet plan, with meal choices all selected by you for personal taste, satisfaction and weight loss success.