BMI Calculator

Overweight and obesity ranges are determined by using weight and height to calculate a number called the "body mass index" (BMI). BMI is used because, for most people, it correlates with their amount of body fat.

  • An adult who has a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight.
  • An adult who has a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese.

 

See the following table for an example.

HeightWeight RangeBMIConsidered
5' 9"124 lbs or lessBelow 18.5Underweight
125 lbs to 168 lbs18.5 to 24.9Healthy weight
169 lbs to 202 lbs25.0 to 29.9Overweight
203 lbs or more30 or higherObese

It is important to remember that although BMI correlates with the amount of body fat, BMI does not directly measure body fat. As a result, some people, such as athletes, may have a BMI that identifies them as overweight even though they do not have excess body fat. For more information about BMI, visit Body Mass Index.

Other methods of estimating body fat and body fat distribution include measurements of skinfold thickness and waist circumference, calculation of waist-to-hip circumference ratios, and techniques such as ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Metabolic Research Center

The Metabolic Clinic and Research Center is an inclusive, multi-part weight loss center which employs specially trained experts including an internal medicine physician, bariatric physician, and certified dietitians. At our practice our outstanding team of professionals work one-on-one with each patient in order to craft them a personalized weight loss plan which is sure to provide them with the best possible results. If your weight is effecting your self-esteem, career, or personal life we can help.

Our weight loss management program combines different methods to achieve results including portion control education, motivational support, behavioral conditioning and counseling, nutrition and activity coaching, and surgical options for serious cases.

The medical weight loss program utilized by the center is a physician-directed treatment which includes private physician visits, support groups, and more.

The medical nutrition therapy program is conducted by a certified dietician who provides the skills patients need to maintain the weight loss and improve their overall health through lifestyle and dietary changes.

If you are struggling with your weight and want to join a treatment program that really works, the Metabolic Clinic and Research Center is here to help. With dedication and commitment, patients can achieve the results they’ve been dreaming of. If you’re ready for some hard work and incredible results, contact the office today to schedule a consultation with the doctor.

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Vision Statement

Metabolic Clinic & Research Center is a premier, healthcare system that strives to anticipate and respond to the lifelong needs of the residents of greater Los Angeles and beyond by providing excellent clinical care. Metabolic Clinic & Research Center is recognized for its commitment to enhancing the health of its community; providing superior services to its patients, delivering outstanding value, embracing clinical innovations; providing exceptional medical and health education; and supporting a knowledgeable, skilled and caring medical and employee staff.

On a Personal level, we strive to treat our patients, team members and resource partners with utmost honesty, integrity, and trust.  We work diligently to achieve TCPI (Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative) goals by doing our assigned jobs, and contribute to the whole process of servicing our patients and fulfilling our goals and vision.  We strive to do the best we can because we find great joy and satisfaction in being the Best Practice in the area by providing unparalleled care and service to our patients and community

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Salman Khan, MD
1701 Cesar Chavez Avenue
Suite 306
Los Angeles, CA 90033