There is not one ideal healthy weight for each person, because a number of different factors play a role.
There’s a way to get an idea of how close you are to a healthy weight — just measure your waist. But that’s not the whole story. Where you carry your weight is just as important as how much you weigh.
The waist is key because tummy fat can be more serious and put you at a greater risk of things like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
But just measuring your waist doesn’t show for sure that you’re overweight.
Several things help determine a person’s weight, including genes and hormones. But being obese usually comes from eating more calories than you use. Your body holds on to extra calories and turns them into fat.
Height and weight must be measured to calculate BMI (Body Mass Index). A high amount of body fat can lead to weight-related diseases and other health issues. Being underweight is also a health risk though. BMI and waist circumference are screening tools to estimate weight status in relation to potential disease risk.
Weight loss supplements can be used to gain a healthy weight. For those who have been watching what they eat and getting enough exercise and sleep, taking a supplements can help to reach a target weight.
For people trying to lose weight, confusion about what is best is often one of their main thoughts.
Vitamins, minerals and supplements can play a role in weight loss and weight management.
Doctor Arielle Levitan said: “When we replenish deficiencies with the right vitamins, minerals and supplements, in proper doses, then we can satisfy our body’s nutrient cravings and in turn, reduce our unhealthy eating.”
You should speak with your GP before embarking on any major weight loss or added supplements.
If your health diet and exercise plan are not producing the results you want then supplementing your diet may help.
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