Body Mass Index(BMI) is the single best predictor of your malnutrition state.
Remember , both "Over" nutrition and "Under" nutrition is considered "Malnutrition" and both cause trouble.
Since the height of the adults wont change, you can easily keep an eye on your BMI value by regularly measuring your weight using a correct scale.
use this software to calculate your BMI, and plot it so that you can easily see to which category you fall in to. The formula for BMI is Weight(Kg)/Height(m)^2.
Try to be in the "Normal" (Yellow) Zone, if you are deviated try to adjust your exercise + diet to achieve that zone; more regular weight measurement is also essential. Consult your family doctor if you need any help, he'll direct you to a Nutritionist for counseling.
For any nutritional/dietary information feel free to contact us on -
Nutrition information center,
Medical research institute ,
Borella , Colombo 08
0112693532-4 ext 825
PS- Please consider that in these calculations desirable BMI levels has been taken as 18.5 to 25 kg/m2 ; for the asian populations it's recommended to take the upper limit as 23.5 kg/m2
written by Dr.Wedisha Gankanda