About BMI

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What does it all mean?

Weight Status
Below 18.5
18.5 - 24.9
25.0 - 29.9
30.0 and Above
A BMI of less than 19 indicates you are underweight.
A BMI between 20 and 24 is usually considered normal.
A person with a BMI of 25 to 29 is considered overweight,
and a person with a BMI of 30 or above is considered obese.

Obesity is associated with an increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases.

The biggest reason why most people can’t lose weight is because their bodies have adapted to a certain amount of calories, and when this process happens it causes your metabolism to slow down significantly and weight loss is almost impossible. This is the problem with most of the available weight loss programs. (read more)

The researchers assessed the rate at which fat was burned (fat oxidation) during graded leg cycling exercises in thirty 12 year old boys, 17 of whom were obese. The others were lean and healthy.

The intensity of the exercises increased every 3.5 minutes, with the aim of finding the level of exercise intensity required to burn off the most fat, known as the “Fat Max.” (read more)

Finding an easy weight loss program should be at the top of the agenda for anyone that is overweight but there is no perfect system; despite some methods that are debatable however, a number of proven systems that help shed pounds healthily do exist. There is more harm caused to an overweight person than just pride as many serious medical conditions are as a result of obesity. (read more)

We love desert! We usually want some deserts at the end of our meals. However, you may also know that desert usually means sugar and fat. This will probably be bad for you, especially if you are on diet.

Interestingly, if we have the chance to choose different foods, we will tend to have the fatty foods. This may be because we are just like other animals that we will need the fat to prepare for the cold winter. We will need a layer of fat so that we can keep ourselves warm in the winter. (read more)

If you want to shed a few pounds (or even a few sizes), there has never been such a wide variety of proven and healthy weight loss plans to choose from. The key is to find the one that is just right for you. Here are a few questions to consider during your search.

Ask yourself: (read more)

Losing weight is one of the most difficult (and one of the most rewarding) adventures you can embark on. Here are some tips that have helped me.

1. Talk to a doctor. It seems every diet gives this advice at the beginning. This time, instead of thinking of this advice as a mere disclaimer, see your doctor and find out what her thoughts are regarding your weight loss. Do you really need to lose weight? If so, how much? What would be the health benefits of doing so? (read more)

You may be well aware that our bodies are mostly water. They are trapped inside the cells in our bodies. However, the water within our bodies will usually be lost though mechanisms such as sweating.

As a result, we will need to drink water so that we can make sure that our bodies will not be dehydrated. Of course we will also be able to keep our bodies cool by drinking water. Water will also help in the digestion process. (read more)