Questions & Answers
Our industry has some very mixed messages out in the media some are very confusing for overweight people wishing to lose weight.
Hopefully our questions and answers may help you get a better
understanding of what is right for you.
Q. Why does BMI Matter
A. Your Body Mass Index is a way of measuring for healthy weight, overweight and obesity, just the same if you want to measure what is the mass in side a box or crate we would do a cubic measurement. Being overweight is when there is a surplus of body weight when compared to a standard of acceptable or desirable healthy weight. Whereas obesity is defined as an excessively high amount of body fat in relation to lean body mass. The distribution of body fat throughout the body, as well as the amount of fat is of most concern to the affect on their health and body organs. A normal or healthy body mass index is between a BMI of 20 to 24.9.
Q. I have been on so many diets and I just put the weight back on and some, why is that?
A. Many people have the same view and
understanding that diets don’t work for them, hence we opt for a “Life Style” change, the
‘No Diet’ Diet! Slowly over a period of time, little by little we help you improve your food choices. The foods which have been the cause of your weight gain, to better healthier options to help you Shed the Kilo’s. There are many weight loss programs on the market today and most of them do work, they get the weight off, but most people have such busy lives they forget to pay attention to what the diet is teaching them when it comes to portion control and what not to eat. Losing weight for obese people is a complex situation there are more issues then just the weight.
A weight loss consultant can help you with the tough times!
Q. I am only 27 years old and very overweight, but I feel good I am not sick. Is being Obese really going to affect my health?
A. Researchers examined the relationship between body weight and life expectancy. Their findings show that overweight and obsese
individuals have the potential to decrease life
expectancy by up to 8 years. The study, published in the current issue of The Lancet Diabetes and
Endocrinology, further demonstrates that when one considers that these individuals may also
develop diabetes or cardiovascular disease earlier in life, this excess weight can rob them of nearly two decades of healthy life.
Let me leave you with this thought
“Translate knowledge in action, because awareness is not enough”