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Understanding How Your BMI Determines the Best Weight Loss Program for You

At NexGen Health & Wellness, we are committed to a personalized approach to weight loss. We understand that every individual’s journey is unique, and we tailor our programs to suit your specific needs. One key factor we consider when tailoring a weight loss program is Body Mass Index (BMI). Understanding this can provide valuable insights into your health and help us design the most effective plan to get you into a healthy BMI range.

What is BMI?

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple number calculation using a person’s height and weight. You can quickly determine your BMI by visiting the website. However, we can also calculate it easily during a visit. BMI helps to categorize individuals into different weight loss categories. For example:

Underweight: BMI less than 18.5

Normal Weight: BMI between 18.5 and 24.9

Overweight: BMI between 25 and 29.9

Obese: BMI 30 or greater

These categories, determined by BMI, are not just numbers. They are tools that help us understand potential health risks and empower you to take control of your health. They also help us determine the appropriate weight loss strategies, ensuring a comprehensive and effective approach to your wellness journey.

How BMI Influences Your Weight Program


  • Goal: Healthy weight gain through balanced nutrition.
  • Program: We recommend that individuals who are underweight concentrate on consuming nutrient-dense foods, engaging in strength training to increase muscle mass, and addressing any underlying health issues that may be contributing to low weight.

Normal Weight

  • Goal: Preventing weight gain and maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Program: For those who are considered normal and healthy weight, we encourage regular physical activity, an emphasis on balanced nutrition, and lifestyle habits that support long-term health.


  • Goal: Gradual weight loss to obtain a healthy BMI range.
  • Program: If you are overweight, our program will involve encouraging you to combine a calorie-controlled diet and increased physical activity with exercise routines customized to your preferences, as well as possible behavioral changes. We can also discuss our various weight loss options, ranging from phentermine to Wegovy or ZepBound, as well as body contouring procedures such as emSculpt NEO to tone areas that seem resistant to weight loss or toning despite your efforts.


  • Goal: Significant weight loss to reduce health risks associated with obesity.
  • Program: For our obese patients, we believe in a comprehensive weight loss plan that includes medical supervision, dietary changes, increased physical activity, and determining an FDA-approved weight loss supplement (depending on your insurance plan coverage) that you feel will help you see success in losing weight. Many of our clients have demonstrated significant weight loss using all of our options. However, ZepBound and Wegovy are very popular now because weight seems to shed quickly on these medications. However, you can rest assured that during our consultation, we will share the benefits of each option and help you choose what is best for you.

Personalized Support at NexGen

At NexGen, we consider factors other than BMI, such as age, gender, metabolic rate, and medical history. Our team of experts works with you to develop a customized weight loss program that fits your lifestyle and health needs.

  • Initial Assessment: We start by thoroughly assessing your health, including calculating your BMI and performing other diagnostic tests.
  • Customized Plan: Based on your evaluation, we develop a personalized strategy that incorporates our FDA-approved weight loss options and recommendations for modifying your lifestyle.
  • Ongoing Support: Our team offers regular check-ups, adjusts your plan as needed, and provides motivation to keep you on track with your weight loss journey.

Get in a Healthy BMI Range at NexGen Health & Wellness

Understanding your BMI is important for assessing your weight status and identifying the most suitable weight loss program for you. At NexGen Health and Wellness, we utilize this information to develop a tailored and efficient plan to assist you in reaching your health targets. Whether you aim to gain, maintain, or lose weight, our committed team is here to guide you every step of the way.