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How to Calculate BMI, Your Ideal Weight and Calorie Intake

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How to Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)
BMI = Weight in kg/(height in metres)2
  • One metre is about 3.3 feet
  • One inch is 2.54 cm
  • One kilogram is 2.2 pounds

BMI Weight Status
Below 18.5 underweight
18.5 – 24.9 Normal
25 – 29.9 Overweight
30 & above Obese

How to Calculate Your Ideal Weight
For Women
If you’re 5 feet tall then your ideal weight is 100 pounds.
If you’re taller than 5 feet, then for every inch above 5 feet add 5 pounds.
If you are shorter than 5 feet, subtract five pounds for every inch below 5 feet.

For Men 

  • If you’re 5 feet tall then your ideal weight is 106 pounds.
  • If you’re taller than 5 feet, then for every inch above 5 feet add 6 pounds.
  • If you are shorter than 5 feet, subtract 6 pounds for every inch below 5 feet 
Why You Should Maintain Your Ideal Weight
  • Most people gain weight between 21 and 60. That’s also the age when lifestyle disorders hit you the hardest.
  • Maintaining your weight to what it used to be when you were around 18 (women) and 21 (men), helps you stay in good shape.
  • That’s taking into account you didn’t have weight problems at that age. If you did, however, have weight problems, a good indicator of what you’re weight should be is to focus on what your folks or grandparents weighed in their late teens and early 20s.
  • Those who are bottom-heavy or pear shaped aren’t at as much risk as those who have a larger torso or are apple shaped.
How to Calculate Your Calorie Intake
  • If you live a sedentary life with no exercise whatsoever, then multiplying your ideal weight by 11 will give you the exact calorie intake for a day
  • If you exercise at least three times a week, multiplying your ideal weight by 13 will give you the exact calorie intake for a day.
  • If you get exercise nearly five times a week, multiplying your ideal weight by 15 will give you give you the exact calorie intake for a day.
  • If you work out six to seven times a week, multiplying your ideal weight by 18 will give you the exact calorie intake for a day.
Some important math
  • One gram of fat equals 9 calories
  • You need to burn 3500 calories (through diet and exercise) to lose one pound
  • Every meal you eat (including snacks) should have less than 5 or 7 gm of fat to stay healthy
  • Ideally, each person shouldn’t consume more than half a litre of oil every month

  
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