Following a long-term, balanced eating plan and engaging in regular physical activity are great ways to manage your weight.
It’s not just the scales that reflect your weight – it is also the size of your waist. Health professionals recommend men keep their waist below 94cm and women below 80cm – although different ethnic groups have different recommended measurements.
Body Mass Index (BMI)
A good way to determine whether you are in a healthy weight range is to measure your BMI. This is calculated by dividing your body weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared.
Below 18.50 : Underweight
18.50 – 24.99 : Normal
25 – 29.99 : Overweight
30+ : Obese
No quick fix!
If you are looking to lose weight, don’t rush to follow the latest fad diet. The best way to improve your health is to make small, sustainable changes to your eating behaviour and physical activity.