Measure your waist. Ideal is 32 ˝ inches or less for woman, and 35 inches or less for men. Ask your family what your parents and grandparents looked like when they were eighteen, to give you a sense of what your ideal body should look like. Get tested: blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and C-reactive protein (a marker of inflammation), and certain hormone levels, depending on your weight situation.
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