Safe Weight Loss Guidelines

ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) talks about how changes in energy intake play a significant role in reducing body weight. Simply put, when energy intake is lowered compared to the energy expended by the body, weight loss will occur. The reason for the 0.5-1 kg per week weight loss theory is because many of these diets will reduce energy intake to 1200-1800 kcals per day. This is also a realistic goal for many people to attain, which will help keep them motivated in the long run. If you go lower than 1200 kcals per day, your body...

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Weight Loss

Obesity is a serious problem. It’s not just about looking good. Being obese puts you at risk of all sorts of nasty diseases from Heart Attacks to Strokes and even Cancer! So how do you know if you are obese or not? The most common way is to use the BMI. This is how you calculate it: Take your weight in KG and divide it by your  height in Meters squared. i.e Weight (KG) / Height (M) x Height (M) So if you are 1.6M tall and weight 60 kg, your BMI = 60 / 1.6 x 1.6 = 23.4375 This is how you interpret it: < 18.5 = Underweight 18.5 to...

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