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Body Mass Index, or BMI is a method used by doctors to determine whether someone is overweight or not. It is also what Weight Watchers uses to determine the proper weight ranges for various heights for their customers.

Where you want to be is in the Normal Range. That covers a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9. Some experts target a BMI of 22 as being optimum, but anything under 25 and above 18.5 is a healthy place to be usually.

When you move up the scale to Overweight, Obese, Morbidly Obese, or Super Obese, the medical risks increase greatly with each step. It is more important to lose weight the higher up you go on the scale.

BMI can be off if you are carrying a large amount of muscle mass. (A body builder could have a BMI of 30 or more and not have a pound of fat on him. He is not overweight in that case.) If you are not sure, have your percent of body fat measured by an expert and check.