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Swapping clothes shows how hard it is for the fat person to fit into the thin persons, while the thin person is showing how much extra weight that obese person is actually carrying.Back to back, the skinny and obese lady are so obviously different to look at.
Lady, lovely proportions, not overweight, not underweight, eating a healthy apple.

Finding your target weight

Finding your target weight can either be simple or complex. It just depends on how you choose to view it.

Let’s take a look at the simple way to find your target weight first.

If you are currently overweight, and you know it, finding your target weight can be as simple as starting the healthy journey of losing weight. Be honest with yourself and realize that you are overweight and any changes that help you to lose weight are a step in the right direction of reaching your target weight. You will notice changes in your appearance and even your energy levels by losing as little as ten pounds. Yes! Ten pounds!

Once you have started losing weight, start making easy, realistic goals of weight loss steps that you want to achieve and hit your marks. If you’ve already lost ten pounds, try to maintain that weight for a few weeks, and then try to lose another ten pounds. Once you see how easy it was to lose the first ten pounds, you’ll be motivated to easily lose the next ten pounds much quicker.

The complex view of finding your target weight can be a bit depressing even though it can also be very precise.

The formula was wroked out by a Belgium, Adolphe Quetelet (1796-1874), a statistician by profession, and was called the Quetelet Index. It was then renamed the Body Mass Index. BMI is also referred to as the 'body mass indicator'. The formula is used to measure obesity, and also starvation.

The basic formula is your weight in pounds multiplied by 703, then divided by your height in inches squared:

BMI=(Weight x 703)/(height x height).


your weight in kilograms divided by your height in metres squared:

BMI=weight/(height x height)

Or you can visit our cholesterol site and use the FREE Professional BMI calculator, fitness calculator and weight loss calculator there, but remember to come back here, to!

The Body Mass index gives you a very precise score. Compare this score of yours in the table below, to find out where you stand in relation to your target weight: How far above or below you are from your target weight.

Below 18.5 Underweight below target weight
18.5 -24.9 Normal TARGET WEIGHT
25 - 29.9 Overweight above target weight
30 & Above Obese way above target weight

This score is also able to tell you about concerns that you may face by being overweight or underweight because there are diseases related to both situations. For example, if you are above your target weight and are overweight or obese, you are at much greater risk for heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, gall bladder disease, and even cancer. If you are below your target weight, your immune system is a great risk and that can make you very easily susceptible to life threatening illnesses.

Whichever way you choose to identify and reach your target weight, keep in mind that you can reach your target weight quickly and easily if you simply focus and create easy goals that can be accomplished quickly. Don’t try to lose all of the weight that you may need to lose right now. Start with losing 10% or even 5% of your weight now and work toward your goal of your target weight with determination and consistency.

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