Are you confused about "what is a healthy weight for me?" Determining your healthiest weight is not as simple as looking at the BMI chart. In fact, the BMI chart is a 200 year-old artifact that does not take into account body composition, gender differences, body frame size or water fluctuations. For example, a body builder with 5% body fat can come up as morbidly obese, according to the BMI chart.
For that reason, people are often left feeling bad for not unnaturally fitting in to the strict and unscientific parameters that the BMI chart enforces.
So how do you know what your weight should be?
Well a much healthier and more realistic approach to understanding where your healthiest weight may be is to think about the following:
Ultimately, your healthiest weight finds you when you’re more focused on healthy eating habits and behaviors. Weight loss as a product of making positive changes to your lifestyle or self-care regimen is much healthier and more sustainable than when you lose weight only because you’re obsessing over calories, cardio, or controlling everything you eat.
For more help with healthy weight loss and determining what a healthy weight for you might be, schedule a consult with one of our nutrition experts today.