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According to the NHS, an adult is overweight when their body-mass index (BMI) is 25 or above. Being overweight can cause health problems such as diabetes and heart disease.

A safe rate of weight loss is between 0.5 and 1kg per week, so take it steadily and don't try to crash diet. You don't want to yo-yo back once you get there.

Get your BMI below 25 Challenge rules

  1. Weigh yourself at least once a week
  2. Get your BMI down below 25
  3. Keep it there for a month
  4. Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.

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“When I first started to set diet and fitness goals back in October, I was mainly concerned about weight. By February I had lost more than 23 pounds, and I hit my initial goal weight of 163 pounds. As I continued, I focused more on body fat percent and BMI. Furing the month of April I have maintained a BMI of under 25 percent. I want to set a new goal to drop that down to 22 percent.”

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Steve C Get your BMI below 25 Challenge

Contributorbronze Steve C Quit smoking just over 2 years ago and my BMI was pretty much at 25. Exercise is a bit streaky but I am on a good streak since April. Not a believer in dieting but in diet...need to eat a bit better though. I have 10-15 pounds to shed. Main concern is keeping the exercise going and making my cheats little ones. :) Here we go...

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Gretchin A Get your BMI below 25 Challenge

Contributorbronze Gretchin A Embarrassed to admit I am at 37.7 but not embarrassed to say that every day my hard work will go into lowering this number! I check my weight and BMI on Mondays, so Ill be back to share my progress!

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Hi Gretchin, good luck with your weight loss, there are quite a few BMI challenges here so you can progress through them - Get your BMI below 35 - might be a good next target.

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