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Why ORBERA® is right for your weight loss?

  1. ORBERA® is designed to provide people with a weight loss kick-start & regain a healthy lifestyle.
  2. Helps control hunger, bolster willpower, initiate lifestyle change & lose weight.
  3. ORBERA® - Uses the highest safety rated device available Is ideal for people who tried other weight loss methods & had minimal success.
  4. Clinically proven, supported programme. 

Following are some links to other calculators that you may find useful in helping you plan your food & exercise regime & for working out how you are progressing.

Calculators

Quizzes

  • How physically active are you? Take this quiz to find out how active you are & what types of activity you could be doing to support your weight loss.
  • How healthy are you?  Complete this fun quiz to figure out what you do & what you don’t know about a healthy lifestyle.

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple measure of a person’s weight relative to their height, which is used to categorise underweight, overweight, obesity and healthy weight in adults.

The BMI calculator gives you a quick, clear indication of your ideal weight range by dividing your weight in kg by (height in metres); the results help you determine whether you should be taking action toward a healthier lifestyle.

To find out your BMI, please enter your height & weight details into the BMI Calculator on the right.

In a recent market research survey:

  • 3% of the extremely obese (BMI 40+) thought their weight was acceptable.
  • Only 62% of people with a BMI of 40+ accepted that they were obese.

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in Australia. Statistics prepared by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that:

  • 61.4% of people aged 18 years or over are overweight (BMI 25.00-29.99) or obese (BMI 30+).
  • Only 36.6% of Australians are considered of ‘normal’ weight (BMI 18.50-24.99) and 2% of people are actually underweight (BMI 18.5 and under).

Overweight and obesity by age and sex in Australia in 2007-20081.

Obesity is measured by the body mass index (BMI). The BMI reflects a person’s weight in comparison to their height (weight [kg] ÷ height2 [m2]) 3

BMIClassification

18.50 and below

Underweight

18.50 - 24.99

Normal range

25.00 - 29.99

Overweight

30.00 - 34.99

Obese class 1

35.00 - 39.99

Obese class 2

40.00 +

Obese class 3

To find out your BMI, please enter your height & weight details into the BMI Calculator on the right.

Obesity is more than just being a bit overweight. When doctors talk about being obese, they mean that a person has put on so much weight they can start to seriously jeopardise their health. Being overweight can lead to obesity and the start of life-threatening health problems1.

Reference

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics, National Health Survey Summary of Results 2007-08, Cat No 4364.0, Australian Government, Canberra, 2009, page 37

BMI Calculator

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Calculate your BMI

Warning – BMI may not always be an accurate measure of Obesity.

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Your BMI is below 20. You may be perfectly healthy at this BMI, but if you have lost weight recently we suggest you visit your general practitioner for a check-up.

Congratulations your weight is in the ideal range. You do not need to consider a weight loss procedure.

You are overweight but not to a degree which is likely to lead to major medical problems. You may wish to consider an appointment with our Dietitian or consider use of the Orbera Intra Gastric Balloon.

We suggest a consultation to discuss your options.

You are significantly overweight and may be a candidate for a weight loss procedure, particularly if you have other problems such as diabetes and hypertension. Options include Orbera Intra-Gastric Balloon and LapBand.

We suggest a consultation to discuss your options

Your weight is now at a potentially dangerous level and you are at high risk of developing major conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, Stroke, Heart Attack and some cancers. Options include Lapband, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass.

We suggest a consultation to discuss your options.