A normal BMI for the majority of the people in this country between 18.5 and 25.0. From a value of 25 is considered overweight, 30 and even considered obese.
Two disadvantages of the BMI, however: He does not distinguish between muscle and fat tissue. Muscular people are classified incorrectly as overweight. And he gives no information about the dangerous belly fat.
Here, the measurement of the belly helps to scale. A value over 80 cm in women is considered questionable. Men should not exceed 94 cm. According to Kabisch, the measurement should be carried out by an experienced Person. “Because deviations of 10-20 centimeters are for the Inexperienced, not a rarity,” said the expert.