Body Mass Index
Body Mass Index or BMI is a simple index for a weight to height ratio. It is usually used to classify underweight, normal weight, overweight and obesity in adults.
However, BMI does not always correspond to the amount of fat a person has as lean tissue weighs more than fat. A healthy person may have a lot of muscles and a little amount of fat, yet they still may be classified as overweight or obese according to BMI.
Fat Mass Index
Is it Body fat Percentage or is it Body mass Index?
Use them together and we create FAT MASS INDEX !!!
Fat Mass Index (FMI) is your total fat mass divided by your height squared and is a simple indicator of how much fat you have relative to your height. It looks only at the fat portion of your body weight and is independent of your muscle mass.
Another way of calculating FMI is by multipying Body fat % with Body Mass Index.
The recommended Fat Mass Index ranges using DEXA Body composition scans incorporating NHANES reference database are as follows:
By using your RMR & Energy Test results, you can achieve your fitness goals. The results tells you your individual energy expenditure, and you can adjust your diet, to lost those few kilos around you belly, or to add lean tissue for a defined body.
If you want to work out how many calories you need each day to maintain your current weight or lose fat:
If you want to calculate your ratios of carbohydrates, proteins and fats for a given daily Calorie amount: