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Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator

The U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of 1994 indicates that 59% of American men and 49% of women have BMIs (Body Mass Index) over 25.

BMI nearing 15 is usually used as an indicator for starvation and the health risks involved, with a BMI <17.5 being an informal criterion for the diagnosis of anorexia nervosa.

Want to Lose Weight ? Keep note of what you eat

According to U.S. researchers– Keeping detailed note of what you eat and drink and the calories it packs, is a powerful tool in helping people lose weight.

“For those who are working on weight loss, just writing down everything you eat is a pretty powerful technique, It helps the participants see where the extra calories are coming from, and then develop more specific plans to deal with those situations,” Victor Stevens of Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research.