Weight Loss is an intentional or unintentional reduction of the body mass, mostly due to a loss of body fat, fluid, muscle. Intentional weight loss requires a conscious effort to improve an actual or perceived overweight body by dieting and/or undertaking physical activity.
Dieting without proper nutrition and detoxing may result in rebound to the original weight. Proper dieting and nutrition, lifestyle changes and physical activity all help weight loss to be sustainable. Weight loss diagram below shows this effect.
Weight Loss Diagram
To really know whether you are overweight, you need to review your body mass index, also known as BMI. Essentially, it is a combination of one’s height and weight. Various body mass indexes indicate whether you are considered underweight, normal, overweight or obese. The below BMI chart shows this relationship using feet/inches and cm vs. pounds lbs and kg.
Body Mass Index Diagram
Below is even simpler chart which shows target weight given female and men height. The diagram also shows low and high weight.
Weight Height Chart
So how do you lose weight? There are many methods out there but studies show that most effective ways to lose weight is to reduce sugar intake, use smaller portions and combine dieting with physical exercise.
Weight loss methods: how to lose weight
There are many weight loss plans out there. Ensure whatever dieting option you undertake, it incorporates changes to your lifestyle including physical activity. Here is a sample weight loss plan.
Weight Loss Plan