Experts do not dismiss the importance of weight measurement. However, these figures can not be used as a benchmark to refer to someone in a healthy state. Weight loss is just one part of the body's health gauge.
Weight loss is only one risk factor. Blood pressure, cholesterol, physical activity levels and smoking habits is equally important. These conditions are also a risk factor for diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
Besides a healthy weight depends on the age and history of health problems. That is why we must focus on the quality of food, nutrition and physical activity, rather than simply obsessed with weight.
Compared with simply measuring body weight, most doctors tend to ask patients to measure the body mass index (BMI). BMI is a standard formula for determining the ratio between height and weight. Calculate BMI by squaring the value of height (in meters). Then the value of the weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of the height. BMI is considered normal if it is in the range of 19-25.
Quoted by CNN, in addition to calculating BMI, you can also measure waist circumference. The ideal waist size should be no more than half your height. Beware if the size of waist circumference or fat deposits are common in your stomach.
According to registered dietitian and certified personal trainees once the personnel of The Nutrition Twins, Tammy Lakatos Shames, lifestyle changes can also bring major changes to dislodge fat deposits in your stomach.
Too much abdominal fat is more dangerous than the accumulation of fat in the hips or thighs. The reason, abdominal fat or visceral fat, give different effects in the body. This type of fat is more likely to release chemicals, hormones and other substances that interfere with the body's immune process.