When you go on a diet, you are probably most concerned about how many pounds you are losing. There’s another number that you should also be looking at – and that’s your body mass index, or BMI.
The reason you should find out your body mass index is because:
- First, it will tell you what category you fall into – normal, overweight, or obese
- Second, it is an indicator of risk factors related to your health
If you have too much fat around your middle, for example, you are at higher risk for heart disease and diabetes.
Yesterday we looked at your metabolic rate and provided you with a metabolic calculator
that helps you determine how many calories you should be consuming daily in order to not gain any more weight. You can do some number crunching to determine the calories you need to stick to if you want to lose weight.
Today, I encourage you to find out your BMI by accessing the Body Mass Index Calculator below. It’s from the Dr. Oz website – he shares a lot of healthy tips, tools and even calculators like these so we can be aware of where we stand.
I should mention that if the numbers aren’t where you want them to be – if you are in the overweight or even obese category – there are many solutions you can find to help you lose weight and get to your healthier, targeted weight.
To learn more about your metabolism, weight loss and building lean muscle that burns fat, sign up for the Lose Weight and Build Lean Muscle Free Report.
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