There are many ways of trying to determine what a healthy body weight is, but at NutriProCan, when we help you to determine what’s best for you, we look at these aspects:
- Where do you feel your best? Was there a point in time you felt happy in your own skin? Or, as we go along our journey, is there a point that you feel best?
- Is your weight loss goal health-related? If so, many chronic diseases can be prevented by a 5-10% decrease in body weight. In other cases, greater weight loss may be needed.
- What is your lean mass and body fat mass? We like to use a healthy body fat percent range versus strictly your BMI (a measure of the height to weight) as we know that some people have higher lean mass than others. In terms of both health and appearance, having a higher lean mass is beneficial!
- What is maintainable with your lifestyle? We try to find ways of making sustainable and effective lifestyle changes that will get you to your goal weight, but keep in mind that your overall life satisfaction is also important.
Overall, a healthy body weight needs to be individually determined and we help our clients to determine what is best for them.