OK...now that you've figured out your BMI, where do you fit?
If you're like almost 70% of Americans (based on the last data released by the CDC in 2011) you are either in the overweight or obese range.
But here's some interesting news (until the next study is released that refutes the findings):
Being overweight (a BMI of 25 to less than 30) or having grade 1 obesity (a BMI of 30 to less than 35) was associated with a significantly lower mortality rate than was normal weight (a BMI of 18.5 to less than 25).
However, grade 2 obesity (a BMI of 35 to less than 40) and grade 3 obesity (a BMI of 40 or greater) were associated with a significantly higher mortality rate than those of normal weight.
I'm in the overweight range.
My wife made some great lemon squares last night.
I celebrated the news by having a second helping!