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Do You Need To Lose Weight?

Take these steps to find out.

1. Find out if your weight is healthy.

The Body Mass Index (BMI) can be used to find out if you are overweight or obese. Height and weight are used to find your BMI on this chart.

In the graph below, mark the square where your height and weight cross. The color of the square will tell you if your weight is healthy, overweight, or obese.

Body mass index (BMI) chart showing the range of BMI percentiles based on height and weight; click for accessible version

Is your weight healthy?

My weight is:

 
 
 
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