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Am I Overweight?


Updated June 27, 2014

Am I Overweight?
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Do you need to lose weight? Your doctor is your best resource for assessing whether you're overweight, but there are a few measurements you can use to get a baseline of where you are. You might be overweight if you:

Of course, there are other factors involved such as your height, frame size and body fat percentage, which is why it's important to get an individual assessment from your doctor if you're not sure.

Learn more about setting weight loss goals and how you can get started with weight loss.

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