|First, you need to calculate your aproximate daily calories need.|
|Alternatively, you could reduce your calories intake by 300 calories and increase your level of physical activity by 200 calories a day.|
|In order to lose weight you need to reduce your daily calories intake by approximately 500 calories.|
|Weight loss should be 1-2 lbs a week for a period of 6 months or more until your achieve your desired weight range.|
|AM I OVERWEIGHT?
OVERWEIGHT is defined as BMI = 25.0 - 29.9
OBESITY is defined as BMI = 30 and greater
WHAT IS BMI (Body Mass Index)?
BMI is a measure of body weight relative to height.
|According to 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, approximately 66% of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. Overweight and obesity increase health risks from hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and certain cancers.|
|CALCULATE YOUR BMI|
|HOW DO I LOSE WEIGHT?|