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Are You Really Overweight?

If you are overweight, you know it by how you feel, how your clothes fit or how you look.  But, by how much are you really overweight ? And how much weight do you need to lose? One measure of how much you should weight is by determining your Body Mass Index, BMI. This index gives you the relationship of your weight to your height. Here is the formula: Your BMI = [(yourWeight)/(your Height x your Height)] x 705  If you weight 143 lbs and are 64 in tall, then your BMI = [(143) / (64 x 64)] x 705 = 26.2.  Based on the chart below a BMI of 26.2 is overweight. · underweight, BMI = 18.5  · normal weight BMI = 18.5 - 24.9  · overweight BMI = 25 - 29.9  · slight obesity BMI = 30 - 34.9  · obese BMI = 35 - 39.9  · excess obese = BMI = greater than 40 If we consider the normal BMI number to be 21.5 then you can compute approximately how much weight you should lose using the same BMI formula but by changing things around in the formula, (your ideal Weight) = [(normal BMI / 705) x

After A Diet, Why Does The Weight Come Back?

Before many Australians recently, a devastating story unfolded on a popular current affairs program. We watched with compassion as the fattest man in Australia told of his most recent, serious attempt to lose weight. Approximately 12 months earlier and weighing close to 300 kilos, he under went life threatening surgery to lose weight. I doubt there would have been one person watching not moved by this man's depression and plight. Despite undergoing the surgery, today he could barely get through each day, both physically and mentally. He shared with us his sense of hopelessness and wanting to end it all. It was not only his size that was causing his depression. He had to deal with a heart broken by disappointment. You see, the surgery had been a success. He soon lost well over 50 kilos post operation and he and his family rejoiced. But then the unthinkable happened. The weight came back. Today he weighs well over 300 kilos - more than before the surgery. This is an extr