Body Mass Index (BMI) represents an index of body weight in relation to height, but it’s not an accurate measure of body fat. Higher BMI does not always mean that a person has too much fat: athletes or very fit people for example may have BMI which is higher than normal because they have more muscle and thus weigh more than average people.

While there are some formulas to estimate your body fat percentage from your BMI, it’s only a rough way to obtain that value and we strongly suggest to use another method to actually measure your body fat, rather than relying on a measurement based on your height and weight.