Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo... Read more
Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig... Read more
You know that you want to lose weight. But how do you pick a goal weight that’s right for you? Do you find a celebrity, or even a friend, whose body you like and try to reach the same weight as him? Do you aim for a previous weight of your own,... Read more
Compared to women of normal weight, women who are overweight or obese are more likely to become pregnant while taking birth control pills. A study published in January’s Obstetrics and Gynecology showed that 5% of overweight women (compared to... Read more
Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... Read more
After plugging away for 15 months, I have hit "healthy" in the BMI range. My first success was to "overweight" and not "obese". I thought I would have to settle for "overweight" but got a second wind and am officially in "healthy". I plan to loose... Read more
Neither is healthy. BMI isn't the best way to measure your health, anyway. My BMI says I'm obese, but I have a lot of muscle because I lift weights. See your doctor and a mental health professional for help dealing with disordered eating patterns.... Read more
I just realized that my BMI is normal. I'm not overweight anymore. It's great and everything, but I feel like this may motivate me to stop trying. I already feel like exercise is a chore. I took my first break in weeks yesterday and ate at KFC. Help!... Read more
When I entered my ingredients into the recipe calculator it said 823 calories but when I put the same ingredients into the dinner menu on the tracker nutrition it read only 422 calories. That is a big difference? Has anyone else had the issue?
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With health care costs rising more each day, employers are constantly looking for ways to lower their expenses and give employees incentives for healthy behaviors. Whole Foods has launched a new program for their employees called the Team Member Hea... Read more
A handful of college students slated to graduate this spring may not be getting their diplomas after all. And it isn't because they did not meet their academic requirements to graduate, but because they failed to take a class to help them lose weight... Read more
Was checking out BMI calculators and found this one. Thought I'd post it here so I don't have to search all the time.
My BMI has dropped 3.5 since November. 30
Still a long way to go.... Read more
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