Ten Important Things to Know Before You Join a Weight Loss Program
1. What is my BMI and how do I calculate it?
BMI means Body Mass Index.
Healthy weight is defined as a BMI equal to or greater
To determine body mass index:
Fractions and ounces must be entered as decimal values.
The metric formula is: BMI= Body Weight(kg)/height(m)2.
For example, if you are 1.75 M tall and weigh 80 kg. , your
Carbohydrates provide your body with its basic fuel, very
There are two types of carbohydrates:
Simple carbohydrates (also called "sugars" on food
Complex carbohydrates ("starches"), made up of chains
Starches can be found in great quantities in most
Your digestive system breaks a starch back down into
Carbohydrates provide cells with energy, proteins
Protein can be found in both animal and vegetable foods.
Fats are also an important part of our diet. Many foods
There are two kinds of fats: saturated and unsaturated.
Fat is necessary because: the only way to get certain
Another reason is that fat is a good source of energy,
3. What else does my body need?
Mainly vitamins and minerals. These can be found in various
4. What are the dangers of being overweight (too fat)?
When it gets to a certain level, overweight becomes "obesity",
5. What exactly is Atkins diet?
Dr. Atkins diet, first introduced in 1972, is strictly
That is why it is called a low-carb, high-protein diet or
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