Answering this question may give you the courage you need to take the first step. Below are tools you can use to determine if you are morbidly obese and potentially a candidate for weight loss surgery.

There are several medically accepted criteria for defining morbid obesity. You are likely morbidly obese if you are:

  • more than 100 lbs. over your Ideal Body Weight, or
  • have a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 40, or
  • have a BMI over 35 and are experiencing severe negative health effects, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being severely overweight
  • unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically supervised dieting

Select your ideal body weight, or select your height and weight to calculate your BMI. The results of the BMI calculations are displayed below. Note that these are approximate values, and are intended to be used only as a rough guide.

Ideal Body Weight Chart:

Male Body Weight Chart
Height Ideal Weight
4' 6" 63 - 77 lbs.
4' 7" 68 - 84 lbs.
4' 8" 74 - 90 lbs.
4' 9" 79 - 97 lbs.
4' 10" 85 - 103 lbs.
4' 11" 90 - 110 lbs.
5' 0" 95 - 117 lbs.
5' 1" 101 - 123 lbs.
5' 2" 106 - 130 lbs.
5' 3" 112 - 136 lbs.
5' 4" 117 - 143 lbs.
5' 5" 122 - 150 lbs.
5' 6" 128 - 156 lbs.
5' 7" 133 - 163 lbs.
5' 8" 139 - 169 lbs.
5' 9" 144 - 176 lbs.
5' 10" 149 - 183 lbs.
5' 11" 155 - 189 lbs.
6' 0" 160 - 196 lbs.
6' 1" 166 - 202 lbs.
6' 2" 171 - 209 lbs.
6' 3" 176 - 216 lbs.
6' 4" 182 - 222 lbs.
6' 5" 187 - 229 lbs.
6' 6" 193 - 235 lbs.
6' 7" 198 - 242 lbs.
6' 8" 203 - 249 lbs.
6' 9" 209 - 255 lbs.
6' 10" 214 - 262 lbs.
6' 11" 220 - 268 lbs.
7' 0" 225 - 275 lbs.
 
Female Body Weight Chart
Height Ideal Weight
4' 6" 63 - 77 lbs.
4' 7" 68 - 83 lbs.
4' 8" 72 - 88 lbs.
4' 9" 77 - 94 lbs.
4' 10" 81 - 99 lbs.
4' 11" 86 - 105 lbs.
5' 0" 90 - 110 lbs.
5' 1" 95 - 116 lbs.
5' 2" 99 - 121 lbs.
5' 3" 104 - 127 lbs.
5' 4" 108 - 132 lbs.
5' 5" 113 - 138 lbs.
5' 6" 117 - 143 lbs.
5' 7" 122 - 149 lbs.
5' 8" 126 - 154 lbs.
5' 9" 131 - 160 lbs.
5' 10" 135 - 165 lbs.
5' 11" 140 - 171 lbs.
6' 0" 144 - 176 lbs.
6' 1" 149 - 182 lbs.
6' 2" 153 - 187 lbs.
6' 3" 158 - 193 lbs.
6' 4" 162 - 198 lbs.
6' 5" 167 - 204 lbs.
6' 6" 171 - 209 lbs.
6' 7" 176 - 215 lbs.
6' 8" 180 - 220 lbs.
6' 9" 185 - 226 lbs.
6' 10" 189 - 231 lbs.
6' 11" 194 - 237 lbs.
7' 0" 198 - 242 lbs.

Calculate Your BMI:

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute proposes that Body Mass Index be used in assessing weight. The body mass index is simple. It describes your weight relative to your height and can be applied to both men and women. It is an estimate of your total body fat. The BMI score means the following:

Underweight: Below 18.5
Normal:
18.5-24.9
Overweight:
25-29.9
Obesity: 30-39.9
Morbid Obesity:
40 and above
Your Height:
(feet)
(inches)
Your Weight: (pounds)
 
Calculated BMI:


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