BMI, a standardized ratio of weight to height, is used as a health indicator. In order to be considered healthy, your body mass index (BMI) should range between 18.5 and 24.9. BMI however, is not entirely accurate. Healthy adults with larger bones or bigger muscles might have a BMI value close to the higher end of this range.
A BMI in the healthy weight range values between 18.5 and 24. Your BMI of 54 isbeyond the high end range and indicates morbid obesity. Special attention to diet and exercise are recommended, but often not very effective. So, for a BMI of 54, weight loss procedures might be the most viable option for optimal weight loss. Consult with your doctor about the bariatric options below:
Regardless of the amount of excessive weight you want to lose, and how strict the diet, your body still has a daily need of nutrients that must be in the food you consume during the day. Check out the list below to gain insight on the dietary reference intakes established by the Food and Nutrition Board:
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The above recommendations are only estimates of your minimum needs, and illness or any genetic individuality is not taken into account. Furthermore, these recommendations are specific to women with ages between 19 and 30, and may differ from the standardized Daily Values used on nutrition facts labels.
You can only lose weight if you burn more calories than you consume, each and every day. Following the caloric intake figure below will lead to gradual and steady weight loss. If it is tough to stick to these requirements, consider a surgical procedure that restricts the amoun of food you can consume. Typcially, patients who undergo bariatric surgery eat less but do not feel hungry or deprived.
Even if you decide to undergo bariatric surgery, diet and exercise should still be an important part of your weight loss plan. It will ensure you fight off excessive weight and to maintain your weight loss for the long term. Do not initiate regular exercise plans without consulting your doctor. He him or her what your fitness and health limits are.
Cardio exercises are often favored because they increase the oxygen need of the body and burn more calories than resting activities do. As a general guideline, watch out that you do not have heart palpitations, fall out of breath or have fainting episodes during exercising. Should you face any of these symptoms, you probably over did it and you should consult with doctor about the adequate exercise approach.