Maintaining a healthy BMI reduces the risk for so many problems.
Just to name a few:
-Type 2 Diabetes
-Coronary Heart Disease
-Certain types of Cancers (breast, colon...)
-Gall Bladder Disease
Being overweight is classified as having a BMI of 25% or more.
Are you overweight? Use this calculator to find out.
If you are a serious athlete, though, your measurements may be skewed from this chart. Muscle weighs more than fat, so a healthy body builder can have the same BMI as an overweight person.
Ever since I started having kids, I've been battling my weight.
Before kids, I could take down an entire pizza by myself and still maintain a great body. I used to love my body.
Now I just want to be healthy again. I know my health risks. I want to still be alive to see great (maybe great great?) grandchildren.
So I've been plugging away, day by day, getting back to a normal BMI.
I'm happy to report that I'm not that far away!
And yes, I'm still a day behind. Haha, I just seem to never be able to catch up!