It is usually defined as being 20-30% above the normal/average body weight for someone of the same age, gender, and height. It can be assessed by using ones Body Mass Index (BMI) or more accurately their Body Fat % (BF%). Normal BMI is between 18.5–24.9 and is calculated by dividing your weight (kg) by your height (meters squared). Normal body fat percentage is between 20-27% for women and 13-17% for men. This can be calculated by various methods including BioElectrical
Once your health history and measurements have been analyzed and the health goals have been discussed, there many different treatment approaches available, however one size does not fit all. In order for a plan to be successful and sustainable it has to be well suited to fit you needs.
As such, it is important to work with an experienced healthcare practitioner to ensure you are on an effective yet safe road to success.
Most healthcare providers believe that overweight individuals should try to lose weight gradually. This reduces the risk of nutritional deficiencies, a slower metabolism and increases the likelihood of long-term success.
It is well known by the medical community that being overweight is associated with many forms of chronic disease. U
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Most people know that a healthy diet and regular exercise are important aspects of a successful weight loss plan. Less known are factors like the presence of food intolerances, mental-emotional concerns and also hormone imbalances. Identifying one or more of these will go a long way to help lose the weight and also keeping it off.
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