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How Can I Manage Body Mass Index Weight Diet Levels

January 21st, 2016 paulr Posted in BMI No Comments »

How Can I Manage Body Mass Index Weight Diet LevelsOur previous post about, “Why Should I Care About Body Mass Index”, discussed  what BMI is and how to calculate it. In this post we wanted to discuss how can I manage body mass index weight diet levels? the short answer is that your BMI level probably came as no surprise. You already know you need to lose weight. What this does is give you an indicator of how much weight you need to lose to have a healthy BMI number. The writers BMI is 29 with a weight of 194 pounds and a height of 68 inches. It does not take into account the level of fat you also carry.

Based on my height I need to lose 30 pounds to get down to a healthy BMI level of 25. For my body type, muscular and large boned losing 30 pounds would be very difficult. I would be happy to get to 20 pounds of weight loss and a BMI of 27.

How Can I  Manage Body Mass Index Weight Diet Levels

I already exercise a great deal so I am in reasonably good shape. My personal problem is that I like to snack. You know peanuts, chocolate, chips that sort of thing. I am pretty confident if I could reduce or eliminate this area of my diet, I would drop weight pretty quickly with the amount of exercise that I do.

But that is the problem for the vast majority of us. Some folks do have serious health issues which cause them to be over weight. This does not apply to me. I have written a great deal on this website about weight loss and the need to control your diet combined with exercise. And yet I just cannot seem to be able to accomplish the same thing for myself.

Rest assured, I am going to continue to try to manage my diet to lose weight while exercising. BMI has given me a specific number to aim for not now. Just 20 pounds of weight loss is all I need. Click here of another post about BMI.

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Why Should I Care About Body Mass Index

January 7th, 2016 paulr Posted in BMI No Comments »

Why Should I Care About Body Mass IndexWhy Should I Care About Body Mass Index? The answer is that this is just one more way of measuring or providing an indicator of your health. It suggests whether you are overweight or not for your body type and height. Many people may feel that they are over weight, however when you take into account their height they are not actually over weight at all. A tall person can handle a great deal more pounds than a shorter person. However if your body fat index is high compared to muscle, you may still have a problem. Remember this is just one more indicator.

Why Should I Care About Body Mass Index

Body mass index is calculated by multiplying your weight by 703 and then dividing this number by your height in inches twice. For example the writer weighs 194 pounds and is 68 inches high or 5 foot 8 inches. My BMI is 29!

If you are under 25 you are considered to have a  healthy weight. Anything over 25 is considered over weight. If you are over 30, then you are obese and if you are under 18.5, you are considered underweight. I certainly do not feel that I am close to being obese, but this is definitely a wake up call for me.

With a BMI in the higher levels consumers can be susceptible to various health issues. for example you could suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, diabetes or even varicose veins. These are serious health issues that can cause serious problems.

BMI will not tell you how to lose weight. BMI is just one more indicator that you probably should lose weight. It will come as no surprise that you need to get your BMI level down to a healthy level if you want to avoid the serious health issues mentioned earlier.

For more information about BMI or Body Mass Index, click here.

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