Nutrition Bmi Essay

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Week 6 iLab BMI Tatyana Woodland Nutrition, Health, & Wellness 4/13/2014 Dr. Shoei Part 1 BMI is an abbreviation for body mass index which is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. The BMI is used to in a wide variety of contexts as a simple method to access an individual’s body weight departs from what is actually desirable or normal for a person of his or her height. There are eight different categories on the BMI chart. They consist of very severely underweight, severely underweight, underweight, normal (healthy weight), overweight, obese class one, obese class two, and obese class three. The BMI chart is set differently for children and is used to compare to other children’s height and weight. In each country, there is a different table/chart for their average body mass index. Part 2 To calculate my body mass index, I will take my height in inches, which is sixty five inches, and multiply it by the same number, in other words, square it. So in my case that will equal to 4225. Next I will divide my weight by my height in inches squared. This will leave me with an answer of .0355029586. Finally I will multiply this by the number 703. This will then leave me with my BMI of 24.9. According to the charts, I am just hitting the mark for healthy weight. Part 3 My body mass index falls on the chart as being healthy weight. I am currently on a diet plan because I just recently had a baby. I have started this plan about two weeks ago and it has been effective for since I have lost six pounds. My plan consist of not consuming more than 2,000 calories a day and replacing one meal for a protein shake for breakfast every morning. For lunch, I may have a cup of fruit, Greek yogurt, and/or a plain turkey sandwich. For dinner, I mainly consume fish, maybe salmon but never fried, mixed vegetables, and boiled eggs.

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