If weight is becoming a concern, it might be because you’ve noticed that your favorite clothes no longer fit, or your doctor told you that you’re blood pressure or cholesterol are high, and excessive weight may be a contributing factor.
If this is your case, the first thing you have to do is to check whether or not your current weight is in fact healthy.
The best place to start is to find out what your Body mass index (BMI) is. BMI is an indicator that is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms by the square of your height in meters.
For instance, if you weigh 90 kilos and are 1.70 meters tall, your BMI would be 90 divided by the square of 1.70 = 31.14.
According to the international BMI value scale:
-If your BMI is below 18.5, you’d fall under the ‘underweight’ category.
-If your BMI is in the 18.5 to 24.9 range, you’d fall under the ‘normal’ (healthy weight) category.
– If your BMI is in the 25.0 to 29.9 range, you’d fall under the ‘overweight’ category.
– If your BMI is 30.0 or above, you’d fall under the ‘obese’ class.
‘Underweight’, ‘Healthy’, ‘Overweight’, and ‘Obese’ are the terms used to refer to the different body weight ranges. Both ‘overweight’ and ‘obese’ indicate weights that are above what is considered healthy for a given height, while ‘underweight’ means below the recommended weight.
If your BMI falls outside of the healthy range, you should consider taking measures to prevent the risk of suffering certain diseases and health problems.
Keep in mind that on the individual level, BMI acts a general measure but doesn’t say anything about the person’s body fat degree or their overall health. Your program advisor can give you more information on the matter, as well as point you to the program that’s best for you.
In any case, if you want to follow a healthy diet, the best you can do is to check out for more information with a nutritionist or endocrine. We offer you the possibility to get the healthy life you wanted with our app and our weekly Meal Plan.