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Suggested Weight Gain

Calculated BMI BMI Categories Weight Gain Guidelines
<18.5 Underweight Gain 28 – 40 pounds
18.5 – 24.9 Normal weight Gain 25 – 35 pounds
25 – 29.9 Overweight Gain 15 – 25 pounds
30 or greater Obesity Gain 11 – 15 pounds


To determine your body mass index (BMI), use the BMI calculator.