Health Consequences Of Obesity


Are  You  Obese  ?






























The bottom line here is that the above table is simply a guide. An accurate guide but nevertheless a guide. We all know whether we need to lose weight or not. Simply have to stand naked in front of the full length mirror.

And many of us know that we are carrying flab  (1 punnet of margarine = 500g/half a kg). How many of these punnets are you carrying around with you all day every day ??? We know that we are carrying extra flab and most of us know what needs to be done to get rid of it, but it’s no good knowing, WE  HAVE  TO  DO !!



4 thoughts on “Health Consequences Of Obesity

  1. Thank you for sharing the chart and the statistics related to the health consequences of obesity.

    I am curious about the chart though. How accurate is it as an actual predictor to obesity? In the past I have seen different calculators that take into account the lean mass of a person to give actual percentages of body fat instead of just looking at the weight versus height. Would you recommend one chart over the other?
    Also do the statistics of those health problems increase the farther past your ideal weight you go?

    Thanks so much for your help!

    1. Denee, to your first question, “How accurate is it as . . .” –  this is a chart which is on display in all UK doctor’s surgeries, so it should be very accurate. As to recommending one chart over another I think the best thing to do is to compare charts and by so doing, make an informative decision.

      I’m not sure whether health problems would increase the further we are past our ideal weight but what I would say is that the chances are good that they would. Of course, we are all different. Someone who is very much overweight might never have problems where another person who is just slightly overweight might be unlucky. We simply never know do we, Denee, and so it might be better to err on the side of caution.

      I took the chart from my Dairy Diary. To contact Eaglemoss, publishers of the Dairy Diary, ring 01270 270050 or email Website: Blog:

      All the best to you and yours.


  2. Hey,

    Thank you for your informative article. I have checked the chart and found that i am over-weight.
    My weight= 80.5 KG.
    My Height= 1.72 M

    So as per the chart i am in the over-weight. However, in order to be a healthy, i should 75 KG weight, is it right?
    I think it too much of loosing weight since i feel i need to lose a little bet not that too much of weight.

    1. Hi Haitham, good to hear from you.

      As per the chart you are overweight and your calculations are correct, you should lose 4-5 kg in order to fall in the healthy zone. Having said that, we all have different body types. Each of us knows whether or not we need to lose weight. This decision can be made simply by standing naked in front of a full length mirror. It’s all about whether we feel that we look good and feel good. But we have to be honest with ourselves.

      Us guys usually pick up the extra flab on our middle sections. In many cases it would be far better to tighten up this area with exercise and some sensible eating than to go on a weight loss diet.

      You need to make that decision for yourself my friend. The chart is simply a guide.

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