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5 Tips for Healthy Eating

We all know what's required to lose weight, right? Less calories…more calorie burning 🔥 activities.

And since we live in an age where labels are as common as the dust bunnies on your bedroom ceiling we can begin this conversation by explaining the difference between being “clinically” overweight or obese.

How do I know if I’m overweight?

Healthcare providers use a special measure called "body mass index," or #BMI, to decide who is underweight, at a healthy weight, or overweight.

Your BMI will tell you which category you are in based on your weight and height. There are tons of apps online that will calculate this for you. So clinically speaking:

👉🏾If your BMI is between 25 and 29.9, you are overweight

👉🏾If your BMI is 30 or greater, you have obesity

What's the best way to lose weight on my own?

(Refer back to the first paragraph of this post…The End)🫣

No specific diet is any better than the other for weight loss. You just have to be consistent with limiting your caloric intake.

Physical activity works the same way. You can walk, dance, garden, or even just move your arms while sitting. What's important is that you increase the number of calories you burn by moving more. And you have to keep doing the extra activity.

The best way to start is to make small changes and stick with them. Then, little by little, you can add new changes that you also stick with.

There are medicines and surgery to help with weight loss. But these treatments are only for people who have not been able to lose weight through diet and exercise.

So, that’s about the size of it (Pun intended). Feel free to schedule a virtual visit with us if you’re interested in beginning your #weightlossjourney



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