KeralaClick.com |

Ten Important Things to Know Before You Join a Weight Loss Program



1. What is my BMI and how do I calculate it?

BMI means Body Mass Index.
The value is associated with body fat and health risks.

Healthy weight is defined as a BMI equal to or greater
than 19 and less than 25 among all people aged 20
or over. Between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight;
more than 30 is considered obese.

To determine body mass index:
[Weight in pounds Height in inches Height in inches] x 703.

Fractions and ounces must be entered as decimal values.

The metric formula is: BMI= Body Weight(kg)/height(m)2.
Remember that: 2.2 lbs.=1 kg and 39.4 ins.=1m.

For example, if you are 1.75 M tall and weigh 80 kg. , your
BMI will be = 80/1.75X1.75 = 26.122, i.e. slightly overweight
(Always keep in mind that "obesity" is defined as a BMI greater
than 30)

2. What are carbs, proteins, fats?

Carbohydrates provide your body with its basic fuel, very
much like a car engine and gasoline. Glucose goes directly
into the cells, which convert it into the energy they need.

There are two types of carbohydrates:

Simple carbohydrates (also called "sugars" on food
package labels): glucose etc.

Complex carbohydrates ("starches"), made up of chains
of glucose molecules, which is simply a way plants store
glucose.

Starches can be found in great quantities in most
grains (wheat, corn, oats, rice) and things like potatoes
and plantains.

Your digestive system breaks a starch back down into
its component glucose molecules so that the glucose
can enter your bloodstream.

Carbohydrates provide cells with energy, proteins
provide cells with the building material they need to
grow and maintain their structure.

Protein can be found in both animal and vegetable foods.
Most animal sources (meat, milk, eggs) provide "complete
protein": they contain all of the essential amino acids.

Fats are also an important part of our diet. Many foods
contain fat in different amounts. High-fat foods include
dairy products like butter and cream as well as mayonnaise
and oils.

There are two kinds of fats: saturated and unsaturated.

Fat is necessary because: the only way to get certain
fat-soluble vitamins is to eat fat, your body has no way to
make certain essential fats, so you must get them in your
food.

Another reason is that fat is a good source of energy,
in fact it contains twice as many calories per gram as
do carbohydrates or proteins. Your body can burn fat as
fuel when necessary

3. What else does my body need?

Mainly vitamins and minerals. These can be found in various
foods, fruits, etc..It seems the "Standard Western Diet" is
deficient in vitamins and minerals. This has led to the
creation of vitamin and mineral supplements.

4. What are the dangers of being overweight (too fat)?

When it gets to a certain level, overweight becomes "obesity",
which has been described as "a serious, chronic disease
that is known to reduce life span, increase disability and
lead to many serious illnesses including diabetes, heart
disease and stroke, cancer, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea,
gall bladder disease, gout."

5. What exactly is Atkins diet?

Dr. Atkins diet, first introduced in 1972, is strictly
focused on limiting carbohydrate consumption.

That is why it is called a low-carb, high-protein diet or
sometimes simply a low-carb diet, together with other
diets such as South Beach Diet, Protein Power Diet etc...

Please read the end of the article and get still more valuable
information (over 25,000 words) on weight loss and nutrition
at:http://www.health-beauty-wellness.com/10.htm

A.M.Sall invites you to cash in on his 30 years experience as a professional medical translator and say goodbye forever to all your Health, Beauty and Wellness problems!
http://www.health-beauty-wellness.com/10.htm


MORE RESOURCES:

Today.com

Shonda Rhimes says she was treated differently after 150-pound weight loss
Today.com
Shonda Rhimes is opening up about how differently people have treated her since she's lost weight — and why she's troubled by it. The "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" creator revealed in her latest Shondaland newsletter that both men and women began ...
Shonda Rhimes opens up about weight loss... begrudginglyEW.com
'When I was fat, I wasn't a PERSON to these people': Shonda Rhimes reveals how differently she is treated since her ...Daily Mail
Shonda Rhimes revealed how people treat her differently now that she's lost weightRevelist (blog)
Refinery29 -SFGate -SELF
all 21 news articles »


Washington Post

Sportscaster James Brown explains his incredible 74-pound weight loss
Washington Post
Some CBS viewers already noticed James Brown's dramatic weight loss late last season. By the time the next NFL season starts, it might be impossible to miss. The longtime football studio host is down 74 pounds from his 6-foot-5 frame since October ...



Billings Gazette

Sharing decision to have weight loss surgery is purely personal choice
Billings Gazette
People don't often want to tell others because they don't want to be “watched” or “monitored” on their weight loss journey. They don't want to hear “Why are you eating that?” or “You shouldn't be eating that!” or “How much weight did you lose this week?



Hollywood Reporter

New Weight-Loss Procedure Has People Swallowing Balloons
Hollywood Reporter
“Weight is one of the last taboos in American culture,” says Marina del Rey's Grant Stevens, M.D., F.A.C.S., who adds that 70 million people in America are obese. “Telling these people struggling to eat less and exercise more, or to drink a celeb ...



Las Vegas Review-Journal

Weight-loss battle prompts woman to create Camp Rhino
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Owner Julie Johnston at Camp Rhino's northwest location on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Las Vegas. Johnston started Camp Rhino 13 years ago and recently opened the northwest location. Bridget Bennett Las Vegas Review-Journal @bridgetkbennett.



POPSUGAR

Amber Lost 140 Pounds in 1 Year With a Simple Tool
POPSUGAR
For the first 10 months of my weight-loss journey I attended a Spin class four days a week for 45 minutes every morning at 5 a.m. It started my day off on the right note and I felt better each day I went. Since losing the weight, I have continued ...



The Sun Herald (blog)

Former Delta State OL reflects on Biggest Loser weight loss, promotes healthy living
The Sun Herald (blog)
Patrick House, who has run 10 marathons and more road races of various lengths than he can count, remembers trying to complete one mile back in the spring of 2010. “I was huffing and puffing and sweating like crazy,” House says, chuckling. “I didn't ...

and more »


EnteroMedics Announces Affordable vBloc® Therapy Program for Weight Loss Patients
PR Newswire (press release)
The program provides qualified patients access to vBloc® Therapy at a reduced cost in partnership with select bariatric and weight loss centers across the United States. vBloc Therapy is designed to help patients feel full, eat less food, and lose ...

and more »


Business Insider

Myths about weight loss that could actually make you gain more weight
Business Insider
There are certain weight loss myths that, unfortunately, may lead to long-term weight gain. Losing weight is more about creating new habits and sticking to them. And creating and adhering to those new habits takes time. That's why some people who ...

and more »


Nanticoke to host weight-loss seminars
Dover Post
Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery will host weight loss seminars at 5:30 p.m. July 5 and 10:30 a.m. July 15 at the Nanticoke Training Center, 121 S. Front St., Seaford. The free seminars are designed to provide education to individuals ...

and more »

Google News

Google
home | site map
© KeralaClick.com 2006