Weight management: A basic understanding


Before you try to find out, what to do to lose weight on your own it is important to understand how to keep it.  The first step for adults is to calculate your body mass index (BMI).  The BMI formula assesses your weight and height: a basic way to determine this is as follows: weight (x) 703 divided by height in inches (X) height in cm.  For example, when 180 lbs you weighed, and was 5 foot 11 inches tall your BMI would be calculated as follows: 180 (x) 703 = 126.540… 5041 = 71 inches (X) 71 inch…126.540 divided by 5041 = 25.1% body fat.  For most adults, which means target weight, 25, 0-29, 9% or nothing less than 18.5% underweight than 18, 5-24, 9% is healthy, overweight and 30.0% and above is obese.  Exceptions exist for athletes, geriatrics, or pregnancy.  Also have children a different set of calculations are based on age and growth charts.  A more accurate calculation can be done by getting a scale, the BMI as part of the reading included.  It is important to understand that being overweight sometimes not as noticeable as the waist measurement or what says is the scale.  Too much fat intake can lead to fat build internally as well as cause health risk factors, like especially if there is a family history or genetic predisposition to diseases such as heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Weight management is therefore a term that should be used when properly evaluate a concrete plan of attack, and monitor your body mass index in the form of a percentile when compared to their weight.  As a result the fat loss instead of weight loss can more accurately adjust your short-term and long-term goals and the effectiveness.  This may not train as a big deal, but it’s exactly that as athletes.  Furthermore, is it very type without the yo-yo effect that so often in connection with diets.  Fit first weight loss in the first example, especially water, then is two weeks after the start of the exercise as your body to its new demands, that the weight gradually (or not so slowly) comes back create prematurely abandon a yo-yo effect and many of their goals.  With realistic short- and long-term objectives on the basis of fat and BMI measured, you see to lose not only advances in pounds, but more importantly, can the weight loss, actually the if is causing correctly targeted fat loss through diet and exercise to a gradual decline in BMI to permanent fat loss.  Finally, it is important to certain questions, if your weight management plan of action as follows, taking into account: How can I reach slowly improving in fat loss, not just quick weight loss?… my plan includes at least 3 X per week exercise?… my diet is planned at least 5 days out of a week using foods with high water content and low in fat?… do I have written short- and long-term goals, I expect?…I planned a backup plan if my schedule changes and I don’t exercise or eat like me?  Again congratulations in making the first step to invest in your health.  The fact that you read and like researching the control of your weight is a great start.  Use this motivation and apply it to fat loss, BMI and weight, and you will be well on your way to achieve and maintain a healthier lifestyle and a healthier you.  Best wishes.