Body Mass Index

Body Mass Index (BMI) is the measure of an individual's body mass, which is calculated by dividing the weight of a person in kilogram to the square of the person's height in meters (kg/m2). It is used to quantify the tissue mass in an individual, and then categorizing them as underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese.

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Is work out necessary to reduce the belly fat if BMI is 25.4?

Query: Hello doctor, My weight is 65 kg, and my height is 1.6 m. Although my BMI 25.4 is in the margin of normalcy, I have got belly fats. So, I am working out from the past two weeks, and changes are quite unnoticeable. I was wondering, do I really need to lose my weight to lose belly fat or it can happe...  Read Full »

Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to WHO (World Health Organisation) a revised BMI (body mass index) for normal is 19-22. You need to work out and lose weight to reduce belly fat, as fat accumulated is of adipose tissue work out is necessary. You can take supplements of whey protein along w...  Read Full »

What are the measures to reduce weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to lose my weight which is 98.5 kg right now and my height is 5 feet and 8 inches. So kindly advice me a proper diet plan.  Read Full »

Dr. Tharaka Dushyan Thanthriarachchi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Problem list: 1. Your body mass index is 33.27 kg/m2; that means obesity type 1. 2. Infertility (vague description: How long? The type? What investigations were carried out so far? Reports of your husband? On what fertility treatment you are currently on?). 3. On medic...  Read Full »

Why am I not losing weight in spite of regular exercise?

Query: Hi doctor, My usual weight is 58 kg. But, in spite of regular rigorous exercise in the past two months I am not able to lose even half a pound. It has lowered my stamina and I feel lethargic. Please let me know why is it so? I am Currently on Thyronorm 100 mcg for hypothyroidism and homeopathic medi...  Read Full »

Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your ideal weight will be counted on the basis of BMI - body mass index from your weight and height. You just have to continue your thyroid drugs and continue exercising. To reduce the weight you need to increase your energy expenditure and reduce intake. Ta...  Read Full »

My brother is 91 kg. Suggest a diet to reduce his weight.

Query: Hello doctor, My query is regarding my brother who is 24 years old. His height is 5'5" and weight is 91 kg. How can he reduce his weight fast? He does not go to gym because of his right leg ligament problem. Kindly help us. Thank you in advance.  Read Full »

Swapan Banerjee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can see here your brother's BMI (body mass index) is 22.48. The range of BMI is 18.5 - 22.9 maximum border line 24.9. This means your brother falls in a balanced weight condition but little high border line. Anyway, I can guide you in a right manner that you should foll...  Read Full »

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