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Being overweight or obese is the starting point for many health problems. Medically, overweight is described as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of >27.8 for men, and >27.3 for women. If your BMI is >30 then you’re termed to be suffering from obesity. There are also other ways to decide if your weight is above the ideal as per your height, age, and gender. These include waist-to-hip ratio measurement, skinfold thickness measurement, hydrometry, and DEXA scanning, amongst others.

Warning signs of being overweight or obese 

If your clothes start feeling tighter all of a sudden, if you start snoring a lot, if you begin feeling unexplained aches in your joints, if you start getting tired with a little bit of physical activity, it is best to check if your weight has increased beyond the recommended level.  

Medically speaking, if your waist circumference is >30 inches (for men) and >35 inches (for women), it may indicate abdominal obesity, which heightens your risk of heart-related ailments and diabetes. It is advisable to go for annual health check-ups. If such check-ups show a high level of triglycerides, low level of good cholesterol, and high blood pressure (more than 130/80 mm Hg), then it indicates your weight being over the ideal levels.

Problems of being overweight or obese 

Excessive weight brings along a bevy of problems. Diabetes, heart diseases, strokes, sleep apnea, gall bladder disease, osteoarthritis, and cancers are some of the main physical problems that excess weight causes. What’s more, a rise in consumption of processed, fried, and sugar-rich foods; along with a decrease in physical activity, is leading to excessive weight, which in turn is causing an alarming upswing in global mortality rates. Research shows a 6-12 time increase in mortality among severely obese people.

On the backdrop of the problem of overweighted-ness and obesity increasing at a rapid pace, the World Health Organization (WHO) has termed it a global burden.  

How do weight loss calculators help? 

Weight loss calculators take into consideration a person’s height, age, gender, and level of physical activity, and then show how many calories he/she needs to consume in order to lose ½ or 1 kg every week. To understand how weight loss calculators help, it is necessary to understand the connection between calories and weight loss. Essentially, in order to lose weight, one needs to tailor their calorie intake. This is best done on the advice of nutritionists who can recommend what should be your ideal calorie intake depending on your age, gender, height, present weight, and level of physical activity you undertake. Replace the processed, sugary, fried foods in your diet with fruit, vegetables, lean meat, eggs, dairy, and nuts. Take up light physical activity (with due recommendations from fitness experts) to help cut excessive flab and build muscle mass.  

Weight loss is best done slowly and steadily. Do not go on crash diets. Do not fail to incorporate fiber and protein into your diet.  

Follow these simple dos and don’ts and lose weight the healthy way, without compromising your immunity, bone density, and overall health. 

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