We’ve all heard the acronym ‘BMI’ before. Often the three letters invoke terror in us, as we associate them with awkward doctor’s appointments and feelings of guilt. But what does it mean, and why does it matter?
What is BMI?
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a calculation that doctors and clinicians use to work out your weight relative to your height, and how this corresponds to healthy levels. Generally, a healthy BMI ranges between 18.5 to 24.9 depending on your height. Below would be considered underweight, while above is considered overweight.
You can calculate your own BMI using this handy NHS online BMI calculator.
When is a BMI too high?
A BMI of over 25 means you are overweight. If your BMI has reached over 30, however, this is considered to be in the threshold of obesity. It is worthwhile noting that other factors can come into play when calculating your BMI, as it does not distinguish between muscle mass and body fat. A superstar athlete may be considered obese, but this would not be an accurate description.
That being said, the majority of us unfortunately do not fall into the loophole of athletics, so BMI can be useful in offering indications about our health. By calculating BMI, healthcare providers can help to keep track of our likelihood of developing diabetes and other weight related illnesses. Additionally, a higher BMI is associated with poor heart rate, and increases risks of developing heart diseases.
Therefore, it is in our best interests to keep our BMI as low as we can. Not only is this a good way to keep track of our health, but a low BMI promotes longer life expectancy. We always want to know the secret to living longer and happier; well perhaps this is it.
How can we lower a BMI?
Traditionally, when a person has a BMI of over 30, doctors and clinicians will advise a calorie deficit and more movement. For many, it can be very hard to see results this way. Fad diets can be enticing, and community weight loss organisations offer short term solutions, but ultimately these routes are not very sustainable.
This is where medical weight loss comes in. Through the use of appetite suppressant drugs, Bodyline offers guaranteed success for all our clients. One size does not fit all, which is why we have ensured over 40,000 clients have achieved their weight loss goals by taking one of our many available programmes. From Phentermine to Saxenda, our team will ensure you are matched with the perfect plan for your goals and your lifestyle.
While the NHS only offers these medications to those with a BMI of over 35, we offer our medical weight loss plans to any individual with a BMI of 27 or over. The personalised aid and support we offer alongside these medications can ensure users lose up to a stone per month.
Bodyline is a CQC and Home Office licensed clinic, with strict regulations to ensure our clients are receiving safe, quality drugs.
What if I’m overweight, not obese?
Many of our clients see such fantastic success that their friends and family want to use our services too, only to find out that their BMI is not high enough.
While a lower BMI is healthier, this can cause disappointment for those who want to reach their own weight loss goals with the help and support of Bodyline.
Luckily, we offer Phent H, a natural way to lose weight. Developed by specialist pharmacists, it is a natural and vegan friendly alternative to Phentermine. We have had hundreds of success stories from clients who have used Phent H instead of our prescribed medication plans.
It includes the top natural appetite suppressant ingredients – Prickly Pear and Garcinia Cambogia, which are scientifically proven to help melt away fat, suppress appetite and boost metabolism.
Phent H is incredibly effective taken as a standalone weight loss supplement or with other natural weight loss supplements in the natural supplements range available from Bodyline.
Bodyline works for high BMI!
To start your medical weight loss journey, call our dedicated team on 0800 995 6036 and book an initial consultation. Or fill in our online contact form.