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Find Your Weight Loss Target

Unfortunately a dream is not reality and reality really stinks sometimes! So what are you going to do about getting to weigh loss target? You could just give up and that would not be helpful for you or your health.

You and I do know what to do. That is, and you've heard this all before, eat right and exercise. Yes, there are a couple of other things you have heard, like get a good night's sleep and cut out the alcohol. It is so easy to say. So hard to do.

What? That seems pretty simple, but there are all those pleasures of fast food and restaurant food you've got to give up and try eating at home and cooking for yourself to get to weight loss target. Where are you going to find the time for that, for work, and for exercise? It's very tough to figure out just where to begin.

Let's begin with a plan. What is your target area and what is your target weight? Is your weight loss target to lose overall weight or just to lose weight in one area, like belly fat or thunder thighs? Once you decide that you can make a start.

If it is overall weight, then look at the body mass index and go from there to decide what is a healthy weight for you. If it is some area then decide how you will measure that, be it a tape measure or a different size of clothing when you get to that weight loss target.

There is a simple formula for body mass index and that is 703 times your weight divided by your height in inches and divided again by your height in inches. Then compare it with the following guidelines.

If that number is below 18.5 you are underweight. Stop right there and stay there. If it is between 18.5 and 24.9 you are in the normal weight category. At 25.0 to 29.9 that says overweight and 30.0 to 39.9 is obese. The last category is over 40 and that is considered morbidly obese. Then you know what you have to do and where you want to go.

Set a goal anywhere in there and start eating right and exercising. You will find time for that and get support from family and friends. You will reach your weight loss target.



Source by Carolyn Ekenstam

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