Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Web Can Kick-Start Weight Loss

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Web Can Kick-Start Weight Loss

Article excerpt

THE internet makes it easy for you to calculate your ideal weight and achieve it.

Firstly, visit www.nutritiondata.

com/tools/calories-burned to calculate your ideal weight range; if you know your weight and height, you can calculate your body mass index (BMI), noting that the calculator has some limitations.

For example, a 178cm-tall male weighing 87kg has a BMI of 27.5 (ideal is 19-25), a healthy weight range of 60 to 80kg and a daily energy requirement of 2862 calories (11,983 kilojoules).

According to the measureup.gov.au website, men have a greatly increased risk of health problems if their waist measures more than 102cm and women if theirs is more than 88cm.

Weight loss or gain is largely a matter of calories in (food) compared with calories out (basal metabolic rate and exercise).

First, get your calorie intake below the recommended daily allowance.

Eliminate fast foods and fizzy drinks, cut the portion sizes of the normal foods you eat and eliminate snacking. …

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