What’s Wrong With Weight Charts Going for the 3 Increases: Increase in Health, Increase in Happiness & Increase in Energy. Strategies for Success in Weight Management By: James J. Messina, Ph.D.
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Strategies for Success in Weight Management
By: James J. Messina, Ph.D.
The best weight for you is your lean body mass (everything but fat) plus just the amount of fat necessary for good health:
10 percent to 18 percent of total body weight for men
18 percent to 25 percent of total body weight for women
A health professional can estimate percentage by measuring body fat with skinfold caliperCalculating Lean Body Mass
Most people do not have their lean body mass measured but fat) plus just the amount of fat necessary for good health:
A more common, but less accurate, way to determine your ideal weight is to use standard weight charts based on a person's height and frame
BMI: Measures weight (in kilograms) divided by height, squaredBody Mass Index
For Women: 100 lbs. plus five lbs. for each inch in height over five feet
Using NIH guidelines, roughly 100 pounds greater than the ideal Calculated Weight constitutes clinically severe obesityIdeal Calculated Weight
http://www.bcbsga.com/services/quizzes/heart/wellsource_heart/weight.htmOnline Weight Chart resources