What Is BMI & Why Is It Important?

Lose Weight Safely On The CJA Lifestyle Plan With Support From Doctors, Nutritionists & A Physical Trainer

weight loss advice help from CJA Lifestyle doctors in Hampshire 1The team at CJA Lifestyle can help you to lose weight. We will come up with a weight loss plan that suits you, providing support, advice and help along the way.

The CJA Lifestyle Plan is ideal for patients with a BMI that is greater than 30 (or greater than 27 if you have a weight-related illness or issue such as high blood pressure, type two diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood triglycerides.)  

After a medical consultation with one of our qualified doctors, you’ll receive a prescription-only weight loss treatment (Ozempic, Saxenda or Mysimba), a reduced-calorie meal plan, and a suggested plan to increase your physical activity.

With our doctors, physical trainer and nutritionists on hand to guide you and answer your questions, your weight loss journey is designed to be safe, enjoyable and successful.  

 

What Is BMI?

WEIGHT LOSS WITH SKINNY JABS AT CJA LIFESTYLE IN HAMPSHIREBMI stands for Body Mass Index which is an indicator of the percentage of body fat you have.  We need fat for our bodies to function – a healthy amount is around 20-25% of our body mass.

Increased body fat increases the visceral fat in your body – this is the fat that is in and around your internal organs. It is this fat that causes problems for your body’s function. When your body stores fat in and around your organs, it impacts their ability to do their job.

If you have fat around your middle (your tummy), this is a reasonable indicator that you have excess visceral fat.  Fat around your legs, arms and bottom are not really implicated when it comes to visceral fat.

For your best health, your waist should be less than 40 inches around for men, and less than 35 inches for women. To find your waist measurement you first need to find your anatomical waist. This is found halfway between the bottom of your ribs and the top of your hip bone.

If you are not keen on weighing yourself,  measure your waist once a week to assess your progress. It may also help to measure your hips, thighs and chest to track the progress of your whole body.

How Do I Calculate My Body Mass Index?

You can measure your BMI following this formula: BMI = kg/m2 where kg is a person’s weight in kilograms and m2 is their height in metres squared. A BMI of 25.0 or more is overweight, while the healthy range is 18.5 to 24.9.

To make life easier, you can use this BMI calculator. 

Book A Consultation With A CJA Lifestyle Doctor

If you would like to lose weight and live a healthier life, please book in for a consultation with one of our qualified doctors by completing the form to the right of the screen. 

 

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