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Embrace your weight loss plan

Updated: Dec 23, 2021

Your increased weight has been hurting you for a while but your efforts have not paid off yet.




Calculate your body mass index

Before you aim for a healthy weight, you need to know your starting point.

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adults

BMI is calculated as weight (in kilograms)/ height in meter²


BMI scores and their meaning


Underweight

Below 18.5

Normal

18.5–24.9

Overweight

25.0–29.9

Obesity

30.0 and Above


Why Is a Healthy Weight Important?


Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is important for health and can help you prevent and control many diseases and conditions.

If you are overweight or obese, you are at higher risk of developing serious health problems, including

heart disease,

high blood pressure,

type 2 diabetes,

gallstones,

breathing problems,

certain cancers.

That is why maintaining a healthy weight is important: It helps you lower your risk for developing these problems, helps you feel good about yourself, and gives you more energy.


Goal setting

Goal setting is the key to success for any weight loss program.


Important! Before starting to exercise, check with your doctor to assess how intense your work out should and can be


Food

You are what you eat.

Keep track of what you are eating with a food diary and get meal tips for making healthier choices so you can meet your weight loss from a dietician




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