Your Body Mass Index (BMI)
Your current body mass index (BMI) is: 24
Based on your current BMI, you are in the Normal Weight category.
Where do you stand on the BMI chart:
Your BMI is calculated based
on the following information
Your gender: Female
Your frame size: Medium
Your height: 5 feet and 6 inches
Your weight: 142 pounds
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Your ideal body weight
Given your height, gender, and frame size, your ideal weight is: 137 pounds
In order to reach your ideal weight, you need to: lose 5 pounds
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Achieving your ideal weight
To achieve your ideal weight, it is better to avoid aggressive weight loss
or weight gain methods as they mostly don't work and might cost you a fortune.
We recommend you to: lose 1 pounds per week
To do so, you need to consume 500 calories less than your body burns each day.
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General tips to get to your ideal weight
1. Work habits and life style mainly determine how many calories we need to consume each day. If your job involves heavy physical labor, you naturally burn more calories compared to someone who has an office job. If your job does not require intense physical activity, exercise can help increase the number of calories you burn each day.
2. As a rough estimate, to maintain a normal body weight, an average woman needs about 1,800 calories per day. In comparison, an average man needs about 2,200 calories per day. Furthermore, participating in a moderate level of physical activity requires an additional 200 calories per day.
3. Starvation diets may result in rapid weight loss. But, maintaining such a drastically different weight is almost impossible in practice. When food intake is severely restricted, the body begins to adapt to this state of poor nutrition by reducing its metabolic rate, potentially making it even more difficult to lose weight.
4. Remember that the most successful weight loss comes from dietary changes and healthy food choices that will stay with you over time, not from diets that leave you feeling deprived or result in binge-eating episodes.
5. The desire to lose weight must come from you. If you are ambivalent about making changes in your lifestyle or are doing this to please someone else, you are likely to fail. When making changes, decide what is right for your lifestyle. Your best friend's diet and exercise plan may be all wrong for you. The key is to find a system that works for you.
6. Keeping some healthy snacks in your car, purse, and desk drawer can help satisfy your cravings and prevent you from going overboard on all the wrong foods. This is a good idea when you are hungry at work or when you are out all day and see the fast food signs beckoning you.