Dieting is in fashion these days. Well, dieting has a long history in the life of women, in the quest to maintain a particular body image. With the rising number of diseases linked to unhealthy diets and obesity, losing weight becomes a very important health concern rather than just maintaining a specific body image. The thing with reducing the body weight due to illness is that you need to do it in a healthy way or you may cause more damage than before. This is equally necessary for people wanting to reach their average BMI. But not many people pay attention to this and resort to crash diets, fasting and starvation, intense regimen, cleanses, detox programme etc. This should definitely be avoided.
What Is BMI?
Let’s start with the basics. You need to understand what BMI or body mass is. BMI is the measure of body fat based on height and weight of a person. It applies to both men and women. It is calculated by dividing the weight by the square of your height. The units used are usually kilogramme and meter respectively. These days there are lots of BMI calculators on the internet. Based on your BMI you would know where you fall, underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese. A BMI of 18.5 to 25, is considered normal; 25 to 30 is overweight and above 30 is obesity. The aim primarily is to maintain the adequate BMI.