Many people strive for their ideal weight, but this does not always mean that that this weight is the optimal one for your health. The weight that we desire can be unhealthy and only the optimal weight is the one that offers the ideal function of the body organs.
Obesity and overweight has become a common issue in this modern way of living which does not represent only an aesthetic issue but as well as a medical one. Overweight can lead to the occurrence of serious medical conditions like high blood pressure- hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular problems. Bear in mind the fact that excessive weight loss can be also harmful for your health; it needs to be done gradually in order to maintain proper health.
Not all overweight people immediately develop certain health issues, but later in life if the weight management is not done accordingly it can lead to the occurrence of various health issues.
Therefore, you need to find your optimal weight and strive to achieve it but by only implementing healthy and balanced diet, regular physical activity and proper sleeping patterns.
You are interested what is your ideal weight, follow reading and find out. There are many charts displaying it, but the correct one is the one that is determined by the shape of your body and your height. The chart that we are about to present is developed by doctors and specialists.
Chart of the Ideal Weight
The ideal weight can be also determined by calculating the Body Mass Index (BMI).
Body Mass Index (BMI)
The BMI is calculated by measuring the weight of a person in relation to its height. Here it is the formula of how to calculate it: BMI = weight / height squared (divide the weight in kilograms (kg) by the square of height in meters).
Compare your BMI with the list below and find out if you have ideal body weight.
- BMI less than 18.5 suggests that the person is underweight.
- BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is an ideal weight.
- BMI between 25 and 29.9 is overweight.
- BMI over 30 means obesity.
Beneficial Tips for Managing your Weight
- Avoid skipping meals
Even if you consider to skip a meal so that to lose weight, you should not do that provided that you follow a healthy menu combined of three meals a day and healthy snacks like raw almonds. In this way you will manage your weight, and by all means do not skip breakfast. The consumption of breakfast in the morning will offer a good start for your metabolism. Your body needs food so that it can work accordingly.
- Smaller portions
You can manage your weight if you start to consume smaller portions like a quarter of your plate should contain a portion of lean protein like salmon or chicken breast. The second quarter of it should be filled with a portion of an unrefined grain like brown rice. The remaining half of the plate should contain a wide range of vegetables.
You may still feel hungry after the consumption of your meal, but you should wait for 20 minutes so that your body digests the food. But, if you are still hungry, make sure to consume a green salad, vegetables or a small fruit.
- Take your calories earlier in the day
Eat your calories in advance meaning in the first half of the day when you are mostly active. During the day eat controlled portion snacks so that to manage the hunger in the evening. Make certain that your dinner is lighter and that you have eaten it before 20h.
- Consume fiber
The recommended dosage of fiber is 25 to 30 grams taken every day. The intake of fiber will offer the feeling of satiety thus preventing you from overeating and reducing the hunger. You should opt for high fiber breads, whole grain, and cereals. You should include into your diet whole wheat pasta and brown rice instead of white, and introduce more dry beans in your meals.
- Drink plenty of water
You should drink at least 8 glasses of water every day and thus maintain proper body hydration. It will prevent you from overeating, and your metabolism will get boosted which will allow effective fat burning.