Is it time to lose some weight? Use our BMI chart and find out the weight that is ideal for your lenght. A BMI Chart can be a useful tool for visualizing the ranges for underweight, healthy weight, overweight, and obesity based on a person's height. BMI is based on your height and weight. You divide your weight by the square of your height.

##### How to interpretate the BMI chart

There is underweight if your BMI is less than 18.5. The recommended weight we find in values between 18.6 and 24.9. You are overweight at values between 25.0 and 29.9. You are obese with a BMI of over 30.

The BMI formula is used for men, women and children. For children there are other BMI values than for adults.

For adults the Body Mass Index is based on your weight and height and it tells you whether you have a healthy body weight.

It is a good indicator of the amount of body fat, which is directly related to the risk of various diseases. One limitation is that BMI measurement does not distinguish between fat and muscle. The BMI calculation is designed for an average person .

##### Interesting Video about how you calculate yout BMI

Brad talks about why your waist to height ratio is better than your BMI as an easy way to determine when and if you need to lose weight. Keep in mind that a healthy BMI still may not be a good indicator of body fat.

Brad Pilon is the author of Eat Stop Eat, an easy and effective weight loss program based on the combination of flexible intermittent fasting and resistance training.