At Take Shape for Life, one of the goals of each Health Coach is to help their overweight clients reach their optimal weight as measured by his or her Body Mass Index (BMI). The National Institutes of Health and the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute support the use of BMI as it provides a more accurate measure of total body fat compared with the assessment of body weight alone.
Experts generally consider a BMI of 19 to 24 to be healthy. BMIs of 25 to 29 are generally considered overweight. BMIs of 30-39 are generally considered to be overweight or obese. BMIs of 40-54 are generally considered extremely obese. If you need to lose weight and are looking for a way to make Optimal Health a Reality, Take Shape for Life and our qualified Health Coaches can help.
Please note: There are some limitations to the Body Mass Index calculation, because it does not measure body composition. BMI overestimates body fat in persons who are very muscular and it can underestimate body fat in persons who have lost muscle mass — e.g., many elderly. People with more muscular builds may be classified as overweight according to BMI numbers even if they have a very healthy body fat percentage. A high BMI from increased muscle alone is not associated with health risks.
Take Shape For Life® makes no claim that these results are representative of all participants on the Take Shape For Life® Program. Take Shape For Life® recommends you consult with a physician before starting a weight-loss program. Average weight loss for Clients on the Optimal Weight 5&1 Plan™ with support is 20 lbs.
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