Patient :I look like I weigh 120, but I actually weigh 149 and I am 5'6, almost 5'7. I exercise. I can't help feeling like I weigh too much even though I know I'm not fat. Is my weight healthy or do I need to diet?
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Body Mass Index ( BMI) is the most useful method to assess the weight.
BMI = weight in KG/ ( Ht. in Meters x Ht. In Meters)
BMI = 18.5-24.9 is normal weight
< 18.5 is under weight
25-29.9 is overweight.
> 30 is obesity.
This table would help you keep your weight in check.
149 pounds = 68 Kg
5'6 - 5'7 = 1.70-1.73 Mts
BMI = 23.25 which is in the normal range. Therefore, i recommend you keep eating healthy and there no need for you to diet.
Hope this information was useful.
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