Bariatrics & Managed Weight Reduction

Getting to a healthy body mass index (BMI)

Carrying too much weight for your height can be a sign of obesity. Your body mass index (BMI) – a ratio of your body weight to your height – can help your doctor gauge how much body fat you have and whether it poses a health risk.

At Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction, we offer physician-directed weight loss programs to help our patients reach and maintain a healthy BMI in Goshen, IN. Click here to receive a free resource packet or to learn more about our approach to weight loss, call (574) 537-8326.

What is my BMI?

Body mass index is a calculation of your weight in kilograms divided by the square of your height in meters, or kg/m2. BMI calculators and fitness apps can help you find your BMI. Knowing your body mass index can help you understand your weight and whether it’s time to seek professional weight loss help.

Interpreting your BMI results

Higher BMI numbers indicate you have more body fat, a precursor for a number of health problems including heart disease and diabetes.

BMI weight loss categories include:

  • Underweight = BMI below 18.5 kg/m2
  • Normal or healthy weight = BMI 18.5-24.9 kg/m2
  • Overweight = 25-29.9 kg/m2
  • Obese = 30 – 39.9 kg/m2
  • Extremely Obese = 40 kg/m2 or greater

Think you have an unhealthy BMI? Talk to the weight loss experts at our weight loss center.

We can help you reach a healthy BMI

Getting to a healthy BMI begins with lowering your weight by making healthy choices. The Center for Weight Reduction provides physician-directed weight loss programs to help you reach a healthy weight. We act as a partner in your weight loss journey, whether you need advanced obesity treatment, such as bariatric surgery, or help losing weight naturally.

Ready to talk to someone about your BMI? Take our self-assessment to learn if it’s time for professional weight loss help.

With diverse weight loss treatment options, Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction can help you reach a healthy BMI in Goshen, IN.