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
- Weigh yourself at least once a week
- Get your BMI down below 25
- Keep it there for a month
- Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.
“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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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!
Kym W Currently 26.6, I have been working down the bmi challenges from over 32 when I was obese. Would like to be under 25 and be boring and normal for once!
Pawan K First time heard this term BMI. Fortunately its Perfect 25 for me Now, It was 29.6 four months ago. But I want to take it between 22-23. Working on It.
Reggi R Starting this challenge today. My current BMI is 32.0. Ready to start my journey to getting and staying fit. Good luck to you all!
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Tony A I'm on the way!
1-Jan-2014 84.7kg 26.73
6-Jan-2014 82.2kg 25.94
13-Jan-2014 81.9kg 25.85
27-Jan-2014 80.7kg 25.47
Pedro G I stand 5'11 and weigh 183 lbs. Went on Heart Association to calculate my BMI... 25.5. I need to be at 178 lbs?
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!