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I have calculated my BMI on your site and it is out of the recommended healthy range. How do I know if I'm obese or just a bit overweight?

The recommended range for Body Mass Index (BMI) is 18.5 up to 25. A person is considered to be overweight if he/she has a BMI of 25 up to 30 and obese if the BMI is 30 or above. If your BMI is 28 or above, it is recommended that you consult your physician. A person with a large frame or a very muscular physique can fall outside the healthy guidelines and not necessarily be unhealthy. Most people who fall into this category are well aware of it, but if you are unsure, a trip to your physician or an accurate body composition measurement will let you know if you need to lose body fat. It is important to remember that the BMI is a guideline that recommends a healthy weight range. It is not a measurement of body composition or an absolute numeric "must weigh" value.