Many of us struggle with being overweight. Not only can this make you look unappealing, more importantly, it is physically and emotionally unhealthy. Many health issues related to the extra pounds on your body have the ability to wreak havoc on your life and leave you feeling helpless. Fortunately, there are many resources these days that can help you to shed those extra pounds and look and feel your best. One such option is the VIP Medical Weight Loss program in Wellington, Florida. At VIP, we offer a program that is safe, convenient and helps you lose weight in a healthy manner.
Not only do you end up losing weight, we also provide support for keeping the weight off long-term. We have had many satisfied patients who are a testimony to how well our Wellington medical weight loss program works. So if you want to lose weight safely and with the support of experienced professionals, call us today at our Wellington office at 561-429-3812 and be on your way to losing weight successfully!
Different people have different weight loss goals and what type of body they feel comfortable with. At VIP Medical Weight Loss we have had people lose anywhere from a few pounds to 100 pounds or more. While we are happy to help you reach a weight that you want to be at, there are times when your weight loss goals may be unhealthy. So how do you decide a healthy weight for yourself, or tell when you’ve lost enough weight? Read on to find out.
Measure your Body Fat
This is an easy and fairly accurate method to find out if you have lost enough weight. Just pinch the fat around your waist and measure its thickness with a caliper. Then you can compare this measurement with a body fat percentage charge that you can easily find online. Alternatively, you can also use a BIA scale (Bioelectric Impedance Analysis) that estimates your body fat percentage after you step on it.
Check your BMI
Your BMI or Body Mass Index can be another useful measurement to determine whether or not you are at your ideal weight. To calculate your BMI, just divide your weight (in kilograms) by your height squared (in meters). A BMI chart includes a range of different BMI values for different heights of people. So this can be a useful tool for visualizing the ranges for being underweight, at a healthy weight, overweight, or obese based on your height. This is an extremely popular and useful tool, but it does have its shortcomings. The major issue with it is that it does not take into account age, frame size, gender, or muscularity. So the normal BMI range may fall between 18.5 and 25 for you, but if you have a naturally big structure or heavy bones, the ideal BMI for you could be over 25. Nonetheless, this is a useful measurement for finding out if you are at a healthy weight.
See how you feel
Feeling amazing at a particular weight may be a good indicator that you have lost enough weight. If you feel happy, energetic, satisfied with what and how much you eat, and generally stable in your everyday life and activities, may all be good indicators that you need to stop losing more weight. Also pay attention to your digestion, immune health, mood, and see if you have a general sense of well-being. Losing too much weight may make you irritable and moody and make health problems crop up, much like when you were overweight.
Remember, your “ideal” weight may not necessarily be the best weight for you to beat. The calculations above can show you the weight you “should” beat, but there is no hard and fast formula for everyone. There is no magic number; what is important is to listen to your body and stick to what makes you feel your best. Put the measurements together with the valuable information you know about your own body and then decide when you want to stop losing weight. In Wellington medical weight loss by VIP Medical Weight Loss program can help you safely and easily reach a healthy weight that you are happy with and can maintain for years to come.