Overweight
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Overweight

Being overweight is defined as a person with a body mass index(BMI) of 25 or over.

Adult Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. A high BMI can be an indicator of high body fatness.

Overweight and obesity

Overweight and obesity

How is obesity classified?

  • If your BMI is less than 18.5, it falls within the underweight range.
  • If your BMI is 18.5 to <25, it falls within the normal.
  • If your BMI is 25.0 to <30, it falls within the overweight range.
  • If your BMI is 30.0 or higher, it falls within the obese range.

Obesity is frequently subdivided into categories:

  • Class 1: BMI of 30 to < 35
  • Class 2: BMI of 35 to < 40
  • Class 3: BMI of 40 or higher. Class 3 obesity is sometimes categorized as “extreme” or “severe” obesity.

What percent of the US population are considered obese?

In the United States, about 39.8% of the adult population are considered clinically obese in the year  2015~2016.

What percent of the US population are overweight or obese?

Excluding those that are obese, about 31.8% of the US adult population are overweight.

The prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million of US adults in 2015~2016.

Combined together with being obese and overweight, about  71.6% of the US adults are considered overweight.

How can W8MD help?

Our W8MD insurance weight loss program offers
 a consultation, under the guidance of trained providers with experience in treating obesity, its associated conditions and a wide variety of sleep disorders.
 instruction on nutritional programs teaching you:
o about metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance and whether you are at risk.
o the proper amount of low glycemic foods you should be eating on a daily basis to fit your needs as well as fats, protein, and carbohydrates.
o how often, and the proper times you should be eating during the day.

 individualized weight loss plan with all of the right ingredients and a partnership to help you reach your goal weight.
 a loss of between 2-4 pounds a week with nutritious, easy to prepare, pre-portioned, low-glycemic food. If you work the program, the program will work for you!

Prab R. Tumpati, MD. Dr. Tumpati is the founder and medical director of W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep and MedSpa Centers. Dr Tumpati is board certified physician practicing sleep medicine, obesity medicine, aesthetic medicine and internal medicine. Dr. Tumpati’s passion is to educate patients and get to the root of the problem rather than "band aid medicine". As a physician with fellowship training in Obesity Medicine, Dr. Tumpati has a unique approach to wellness, weight loss, and medical aesthetics with a focus on prevention rather than cure. Dr. Tumpati takes pride in helping patients come of many chronic life style medications such as blood pressure, cholesterol or diabetes medications by helping them lose weight and change their life style. Dr Tumpati believes in evidence based medicine rather than fad diets that do not work and works with each patient taking their unique situation in to consideration that causes them to gain weight so he can find a customized solution. Serving as the medical director of the W8MD's New York City, Cherry Hill NJ and greater Philadelphia offices, Dr Tumpati is the leading weight loss, sleep and aesthetic medicine physician in the tristate areas of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

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