Learning weight loss BMI
BMI or ‘Body Mass Index’ is an index or factor that measures how much fat you have in your body depending on your height, age and if you are a male or a female.
Fat in your body carries considerable risks that are compounded when other risk factors exist such as high blood pressure (hypertension), high LDL cholesterol (‘bad’ cholesterol), low HDL (‘good’ cholesterol), high triglycerides, high blood glucose (sugar), family history of heart disease, physical inactivity and cigarette smoking.
Weight loss BMI is recommended if you have a BMI index of 30 or more or if you have a BMI of 25 or more and two additional risk factors.
Your ideal BMI index is around 20 but that is a bit tough for most, between 20 and 24 is healthy.
If you take a look at the additional risks, there are two where you can act immediately, physical inactivity and cigarette smoking, one, family history, where there is not much you can do and all the others have to do with the amount of fat in your body.
So weight loss BMI is about moving our bodies.
On physical activity you must know that to burn calories you do not necessarily have to do rigorous aerobic exercise, there are many things you can do to burn calories, your body burns calories for anything it has to do, even while we sleep, the key is to start accumulating gradually things that you like and can easily do so they become part of your daily routine and you can make healthy habits out of them.
And weight loss BMI is about losing fat.
Losing fat will take care of your BMI index, one BMI index is approximately 7 pounds of weight.
As you lower your BMI index you will substantially improve your levels of cholesterols, triglycerides and sugar in your body, one key point thought, it needs to be done in a healthy way.
Losing weight or weight loss BMI done in a healthy weight is all about not depriving your body of the nutrients it needs, sorry, no restrictive diets, none of those that ban entire food groups or nutrients.
Your body needs nutrients from all food groups, it needs proteins, carbs, fiber, vitamins, and yes, it needs fat and sugar too, just in healthy amounts but it does need its daily dose.
One reason that restrictive diets don’t work is that they eliminate entire groups of foods, your body can only take so much of that and at some point it starts fighting you and we all know who wins that fight.
At the end of the day losing weight is about the net balance of calories taken (through the consumption of your foods) and calories lost (burned by your body).
So keep track of what you eat and what you burn, decrease the intake in a healthy way and increase the burning.
I will recommend to check for diet plans that suit your lifestyle and contain the foods you like, there are many out there that are not expensive and contain multiple tips and advise as to how to increase your calorie burning and many tips on habit changing, help with meal planners, recipes, shopping lists, etc.
Good luck in your search, better one in your journey!