Most people are not aware of the criteria used to define obesity. People always know if they have a couple of pounds to lose; but often people are surprised to know that the couple of pounds is actually more than that and enough to classify them as being obese.

Body mass index is used most commonly to assess one in terms of their weight. It is the quickest and easiest way to do so because it is noninvasive and only requires a height and a weight. Click here to find out your BMI. A BMI of 25-29.9 is Overweight and a BMI of >30 is Obese.

A BMI of >30 is further divided into sub classifications of obesity.
Class 1 Obesity: BMI of 30.0 to 34.9

Class 2 Obesity: BMI of 35.0 to 39.9

Class 3 Obesity: BMI >40

Defining obesity does not stop with these three classes. In fact, the classifications begin to sound less medical. The term Super Obese (used to be called Malignant Obesity) is used to define patients with a BMI of 50 or more. The final classification of obesity is Super-Super Obese with a BMI of 60 or more.

Here they are all listed to see what BMI results are defined as:

Class 1 Obesity: BMI of 30.0 to 34.9

Class 2 Obesity: BMI of 35.0 to 39.9

Class 3 Obesity: BMI >40

Super Obesity: BMI >50

Super-Super Obesity: BMI >60

The concerning news is that each one of these classes of obesity is growing at an alarming rate. The Metabolism Clinic was established to medically supervise weight loss of several pounds to patients meeting criteria of Super-Super Obesity. The clinic has the highest reputation and is the destination of referral for physicians when sending their patients for proper sustained weight loss.

 

The Metabolism Clinic is established as the destination for weight loss and reversal of diabetes. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina. www.themetabolismclinic.com