Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig... Read more
You know that you want to lose weight. But how do you pick a goal weight that’s right for you? Do you find a celebrity, or even a friend, whose body you like and try to reach the same weight as him? Do you aim for a previous weight of your own,... Read more
Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo... Read more
Compared to women of normal weight, women who are overweight or obese are more likely to become pregnant while taking birth control pills. A study published in January’s Obstetrics and Gynecology showed that 5% of overweight women (compared to... Read more
Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... Read more
I've been tracking my BMI along with my weight loss since I started back in March. When I started I had just bumped up into the "morbidly obese" category. It didn't take long to get back into the "severely obese" category. And as of this morning I am... Read more
I'm 4 feet 11 and have been maintaining a weight of 57kgs for a couple of years.
My BMI is roughly 25.6. I'm considered moderately obese. The healthy range is 18 to 23.
That means I have to lose about 20 to 30lbs to be healthy! Really?!
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Okay, two steps forward and one step back. I have been doing really well this month with sticking to an active lifestyle and eating well. I think I have lost about 9 pounds. Progress! I am also set on getting 1,000 fitness minutes in the month of Jun... Read more
I was surprised to see today that the nutrition logging chart has been changed. There now appears to be a lot more space available for the listing of the food and the 4 items that are regularly tracked for Diabetics. Is it possible to make an addit... Read more
Is there anyway to print the daily food chart but not do the pie charts at the bottom?Would actually really like to just have date, food and calories. I did try to print but the pie charts came out black--none of the colors on the page came out corr... Read more
A BMI chart that is easy to understand.Go to my spark page and click on the BMI chart to enlarge and/or copy. It is a visual chart without the usual lists of numbers. Very easy to interpret.15... Read more
I like to make almost every weigh in count by hoping to achieve chunked-down mini goals. It's fun to look forward to the "will I make it to___ this week? " feeling and it really keeps me focused and motivated to do my very best every single day.... Read more
Yesterday, at their annual meeting, the American Medical Association decided to classify obesity as a disease. They hope this change will help doctors to better treat the complex condition and aid in the fight against type 2 diabetes and heart diseas... Read more
In a weight-obsessed world with no shortage of diets, food products and meal plans to choose from, it can be hard to know how to eat. Should you eat low-carb, no-carb, or only complex carbs? Are more snacks better than none at all? Are mini meals thr... Read more
I have lost 24#. I am much healthier than I was 6 months ago. I still have quite a bit to go yet and I will get there. 9
However, thanks to a government chart and an arbitrary scale I am still declared obese. I nearly have a healthy waist c... Read more
okay okay - I KNOW the BMI chart sucks - especially for those who tend to carry excess muscle such as myself. I've posted before about how I absolutely LOATHE that damn chart and that I was worried that I would NEVER get out of the OBESE range on it... Read more
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