Having an ideal body weight is everyone’s dream, particularly women. There are several ways women willingly do in order to lose weight such as regulating diet, doing some exercises, taking body slimming pills, and the most extreme, doing liposuction. Well, nothing is impossible if you really mean to achieve the ideal body weight. However, one thing that you have to consider is that every effort you do to support your appearance must not interfere with your health. Being on a strict diet by drastically reducing food portions can lead to worsening health. Of course you don’t want this to happen, do you?
How to Calculate Your Ideal Weight
There are several ways to calculate the ideal body weight and it takes height (cm) into consideration. One of the most reliable ways that can be used is by calculating the Body Mass Index (BMI). Not only does BMI range show the ideal weight but also the ideal weight range and it estimates whether you have a risk of health problems caused by underweight or overweight.
With BMI formula, you can find out whether you are ideal, underweight, overweight, or obese. The following is the BMI formula.
BMI = WEIGHT (KG): HEIGHT (M) X HEIGHT (M)
After finding out the result, you can proceed to looking at the following 4 categories;
- A BMI over 30 indicates obesity
- A BMI of between 25 and 29.9 is overweight.
- A BMI of between 18.5 and 24.9 is ideal.
- A BMI of less than 18.5 means that a person is underweight.
People who are underweight or thin are fairly at risk for health problems in the body’s metabolism. It can also interfere with fertility, especially in men by causing a decrease in sperm count. While in women, fertility problem will cause pregnancy disorders. Do not underestimate the problem of underweight because this will also affect your body’s immunity against bacteria and viruses. Moreover, having an extremely thin body can make you vulnerable to anemia and osteoporosis.
On the other side, overweight people are also at risk for health problems such as heart attacks, diabetes and strokes. So it is best to have an ideal body weight, not too fat and not too skinny either.
Manage Your Diet to Get An Ideal Body Weight
There are many ways to lose weight, one of them is by managing your diet. Most people have recently known various ways of diet such as ketofastosis, mayo diet, GM or general motor diet, FC or food combining diet and many more types of diet. Some existing diets suggest ways to lose weight by reducing low-fat foods and consuming more high-fat and protein foods.
Furthermore, some other kinds of diet allow you to eat whatever you like and or start fasting for a few hours or within 2 days each week. Every circulating diet pattern may be suitable for some people but not for others. It would be better not change your diet too drastically because it will also affect the body’s metabolism.
Having an ideal body weight can indeed support a more attractive appearance. While having less or even excess body weight in addition to reducing self-confidence in appearance, it can also interfere your health. Choose a diet that suits your needs and if necessary consult a nutritionist or doctor. Do not let your intention to be healthy cause pain in turns because of the wrong regular diet. Stay healthy and have an ideal weight for goodness sake of the present and the future.