Another weigh-in day has arrived. We are in Anaheim California today. Yes, we have our scale with us. Some might think that a little obsessive but if you want to keep careful look at your weight, you must have your scale. We have traveled across America in the last eight days. We took a break in Peoria, Arizona where we have a timeshare and spent three nights relaxing before coming on into California.
We took our Bullet to make our smoothies each morning. We have a cooler we have to ice up each day that has our almond milk, strawberries, Greek Yogurt, and flaxseed meal. We also have hummus and celery for snacks. We restocked in Peoria and are good to go. We will be here in Anaheim for nine days.
Did you notice that on the sidebar where the widgets are (that’s website talk for those items along the right side) we have some calculators? One of those is BMI. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person’s weight and height. BMI is a fairly reliable indicator of body fatness for most people. BMI does not measure body fat directly, but research has shown that BMI correlates to direct measures of body fat.
It is important to remember, however, that BMI is not a direct measure of body fatness and that BMI is calculated from an individual’s weight which includes both muscle and fat. As a result, some individuals may have a high BMI but not have a high percentage of body fat. For example, highly trained athletes may have a high BMI because of increased muscularity rather than increased body fatness. Although some people with a BMI in the overweight range (from 25.0 to 29.9) may not have excess body fatness, most people with a BMI in the obese range (equal to or greater than 30) will have increased levels of body fatness.
For the average person, the BMI is a good number to keep an eye on.
|18.5 – 24.9||Normal|
|25.0 – 29.9||Overweight|
|30.0 and Above||Obese|