Okay we have a starting day decided.
First off, it may be very difficult, possibly frightening, but yes it is time for weighing and measuring. I did mine straight after my shower this morning as my start date is today. Look on the chart and find out what section you fall in, then work out your BMI. This stands for Body Mass Index and works out if you are a healthy weight for your height.
To work out your BMI:
Divide your weight in kilograms (kg) by your height in metres (m)
Then divide the answer by your height again, to get your BMI
If you weigh 70kg and you're 1.75m tall: divide 70 by 1.75. The answer is 40.
Then divide 40 by 1.75. The answer is 22.9. This is your BMI.
A BMI ranges
18.5-24 is a healthy range
25-30 means overweight and a possible risk of stroke, heart conditions or type 2 diabetes
Over 30 = obese and really needs addressing before serious health problems as mentioned before take over.
I’m in the overweight section
Now for targets. Monthly ones. I hope to lose 8lb in 4 weeks, how about you?
This is what we need to follow. This sort of food proportion, so grasp the challenge with both hands, we can devise some really flavoursome meals. I will add some and welcome the addition of others. I am devoting a page with posts for breakfast, lunch, starter, main and dessert. Each meal will be calorie counted. I am also setting up a post for calorie counting. If I miss anything that others like, just add them in.
I am also setting up an inspirational page for when the going gets tough. Also to be added, a health and beauty tips page with some homemade ideas. This is our blog. Ideas welcomed. Let us make it a good meeting place!