I am 170 centimetres in height and 97 kilograms in
weight. My Body Mass Index reads 33.56 which plain and simple means I am OBESE. Losing
11 kilograms will mean I will have progressed from OBESE to OVERWEIGHT; losing
another 14 means I will have a NORMAL Body Mass Index reading.
That’s a whopping 24 kilograms to lose, and if I embark
on a modest plan to lose one kilogram per month I will only be able to achieve
my ideal weight of 72 kilograms in about two years’ time.
I have a waistline of 38 inches, and simple tasks like bending over to tie my shoelaces now leaves me breathless.
I however take comfort in the fact that muscle is a
denser tissue than fat, and an abundance of lean mass raises weight on the
scale -- which means I’m bound to have a high BMI. However, because my excess
weight comes from muscle, not excess fat, theoretically I won't have the
related health risks associated with carrying too much body fat.
I have a mini gym at home and carry weights when time
permits; I have accumulated both fat and muscle (for the moment its more fat,
less muscle). BMI Mistakes Muscle for Fat. BMI uses your weight in the formula
but doesn't distinguish if that weight comes from an abundance of fat or from
lean tissue. Gym enthusiasts who carry a great deal of muscle may seem heavy
for their height or overall size, but that's because muscle is denser than fat
That being said, I have set a more realistic goal of
weighing in less than 90 kilograms and a waistline of between 35-36 inches. To
achieve this, besides engaging in usual and strenuous cardiovascular activities
I will need to be very mindful of what, how much and when I eat. A direct
impact of this would be the drastic reduction of posting on our blog