Know your BMI
The Body Mass Index (BMI) is the best indicator to find out whether you are normal, underweight, overweight or obese. BMI is a fairly reliable indicator of body fatness for most people. BMI does not measure body fat directly, but research has shown that BMI correlates to direct measures of body fat. BMI can be considered an alternative for direct measures of body fat. Additionally, BMI is an inexpensive and easy-to-perform method of screening for weight categories that may lead to health problems.
You can easily calculate your BMI by dividing your weight in kilogrammes by your height in metres squared. If your BMI is below 18.5 or above 24.9, you should control the food you eat, your fitness level, as well as your overall lifestyle in order to achieve a healthy maintained weight.
The correlation between the BMI number and body fatness is fairly strong; however the correlation varies by sex, race, and age. These variations include the following examples:
- At the same BMI, women tend to have more body fat than men.
- At the same BMI, older people, on average, tend to have more body fat than younger adults.
- Highly trained athletes may have a high BMI because of increased muscularity rather than increased body fatness.
Bad diets and the ‘Yo-Yo’ effect
There are many crash diet plans and weight management solutions that help you lose weight quickly. However, most of them only provide short-term results. This is because the weight you lose comes from the loss of body fat and muscle mass. Yet, muscle cells play a significant role in processing fat, metabolising, and transforming it into energy. With decreasing amounts, your muscle tissues slow down your metabolism. Instead of being processed into energy, fat gets stored into fat tissues. That’s why many dieters end up regaining weight and it’s called the ‘yo-yo’ diet effect.
It is very important to choose the right weight-management solutions that ensures you consume the appropriate amount of calories and the optimal nutrition for your health and energy levels. It is for this reason that QNET has finally introduced a new line of products and services to help you choose the right weight management solution. This year, QNET will be introducing to the world InShape, under their new product category of weight management.
InShape, QNET’s new line of weight management products and services, will offer you effective solutions to fit your lifestyle and provide you with a wide variety of options to meet individual needs. With InShape, you will be able to burn more calories, eat less, gain more energy and reap major results with minimal effort and of course without the yo-yo diet effects! Are you looking to tone down you abdominal muscles? Why not read my latest post where I explore more into InShape's revolutionary toning belt. Watch out for more insightful posts about the InShape brand at later dates.