Some of you may be surprised to find that you fall within the obese categories. This is where I introduce potential flaws with the Body Mass Index. As you can tell from the equation, it only measures mass according to weight and height. And weight isn't just fat, otherwise known as adipose tissue. Weight is also your muscles, your organs, even the water in your body. All jumbled into one number. Your BMI might be higher because of all that muscle you've been building!
So here's my advice to you. Take note of your BMI and watch how it changes. It's a good tool for measuring fluctuations in your body. Forget about the number itself and where it classifies you, be more concerned with increases and decreases. If you're trying to lose weight, you'll want it to go down. And if it goes up, you're either gaining muscle or fat and you'll have to look at your diet and lifestyle to figure that one out.