Why Goal Setting Is Important For Weight Loss by Glenn Freiboth
... For a person weighting 200 lbs, the initial weight loss goal would be 10% x 200, or 20 lbs. Weight loss of greater than 10% can be achieved under medical supervision. * Long Term Goal Long term goals vary from person to person, and your clients will need your help to determine them. Clients should be targeted within the weight appropriate body mass index (BMI) range, which you can easily determine with a BMI calculator. * Establishing Realistic Goals Goals, which are set effectively, are ...
What's your Body Mass Index? by Adam Waxler
... The table for determining risk factors associated with obesity is: Below 18.5 - Underweight
18.5 - 24.9 - Normal
25.0 - 29.9 - Overweight
30.0 and up - Obese If your body mass index is above 25.0, your doctor or other medical professional can advise you on the best weight loss plan for you. You should know that there are great benefits to losing even a moderate amount of weight. Some of those include: * Lowering your risk of diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, a ...
Is Your Goal Really Weight Loss? by Nathan Latvitis
... Additionally, the medical community has developed an “ideal weight” chart, which can further add to the confusion about weight loss. Now, let me ask you a question. Is your goal really weight loss? Unless you are trying to make a weight class for wrestling or some other sport with weight classes, you may think that your goal is weight loss, but it really isn’t. You are trying to lose that flubbery stuff attached to your body called FAT. Correct? So then, why do we measure our progress by ...
Why Most Diets Don't Work by Nathan Latvitis
... A calorie deficit is required to lose weight, but eating less is not the only way to create a calorie deficit. Another safer way is to exercise. More detail can be found on this in Tom Venuto’s book “Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle”, which is located at You can also calculate your RMR at Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace medical advice from you’re a physician or your health care provider.
What is Your Healthy Body Weight by Kim Beardsmore
... your risk of other health related problems
- improve self confidence and self esteem
- make it easier to be physically active. If you are obese or overweight…try not to gain additional weight. This will help you in years to come as people tend to increase weight with age. Better still look after your body and follow a healthy lifestyle incorporating a nutritious, delicious, health enhancing weight loss program. Just by losing 10 pounds you can significantly improve your overall health.
Barriers to Healthy Diets -- Removing them is not as hard as you think by Michael Smith, MD
... During medical school, I worked in a weight loss clinic to make some money. I will never forget the level of influence a spouse or friend could have on a patient. Several times, I saw first hand someone, other than the patient, make the dieting decisions. At this level of influence, our peer groups can make a big impact on eating a healthy diet. Just keep this influence thing in mind. OR, should I say, "Keep it in mind only if you have TIME."
Time is another rarely acknowledged external ...
Do the Weight Loss Experts Actually Agree? by Adam Waxler
... This has set the stage for battles between the health industry and the weight loss industry with the only agreement between them seeming to be the need to lose weight. The problem is - both approaches to weight loss are wrong. And, both approaches to weight loss are both right. The most regularly leveled criticisms of each weight loss program seem legitimate - until you examine the recommended diets in depth. Sit down and look at the recommended menus.
10 Steps for Weight Loss by Russell Davies
... Drastically reducing your calories will result in muscle and water loss - not fat loss. 3)Divide you calories over 5 or 6 meals rather then 2 or 3. You should aim to eat every 3-4 hours. 4)Cut out all simple carbohydrates (except straight after exercise, eat whole grain, high fibre foods.) 5) Exercise at least 3 times a week, doing 30 minutes of cardio to a reasonable level of intensity. This will help to create the calorie defecit and encourage your body to lose fat.