National Campaign against Overweight and Obesity

Tape Measure
   Measure your waistline by using a tape measure, taking into account that the fats accumulated in the waist area is much more risky than the buttock fats, or the fats of any other part of the body. The decrease of waist fats, therefore, signifies a general decrease in the amount of fats in your body. That is why the waistline is frequently taken as an important indicator of health risks. Use the following table to compare your waistline measurements with the standard risky measurements.
High Risk   Severe Risk
Men 94cm   102cm   
Women 80cm   88cm   
Ways of self-Assessment:
You can use your cloths as an indicator of your progress through weight loss. Such signs as your cloths getting wider, or the capability to have smaller cloths indicated that you are doing good.
Guidelines towards the identification of the weight-loss target:
How many kilos are you planning to lose? In or to know, take these two tips into account:
  1. There is nothing like the "optimal weight" for all people. Doctors and dietary exerts affirm that everyone has his own 'optimal' weight. Needless to say, your endeavors to attain your optimal weight requires pivotal steps to be taken.
  2. The loss of 5-10% of your current weight is a good indication of the improvement of your health generally. It is usually recommended not to lose over 10% at the first phase. The long path of weight loss begins with the introduction of minor changes to your food and physical activity. When you lose 10% of your weight, it is advisable to maintain your new weight for 3 months before you resume the weight-loss process. This interval is important for the compatibility between the metabolism process and the new weight.
Last Update : 21 January 2012 03:12 PM
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