To measure your progress it is a good idea
to keep track of things other than your
weight alone. Because your body fat/muscle
ratio will affect your weight (muscle is
more dense than fat and therefore takes
up much less space), you may be heavier
on the scale but discovery you wear a smaller
size. Weight is the worst way to gauge your
progress, especially if you exercise --
while adding exercise is the easiest, most
effective way to lose excess weight permanently.
The best site I've found for measuring
things such as Body Mass Index (BMI), is
Here you'll find calculators and charts
such as you've never seen. He writes an
excellent explanation as to why the height/weight
charts we've worshiped as fact are in reality
flawed (did you know you must add 1"
to your height if using the Metropolitan
Another good place to calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) is the National Heart, Blood &
Calorie Calculator: This calculator
provides an estimation of how
many calories you burn during
any particular exercise. Work
to burn an extra 200 calories
a day with exercise or other physical
movement and you're well on your
way to success.
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with various food sensitivities
and food allergies.
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