Let’s say you decide you want to lose 20 pounds. So you start eating better and exercising and lo and behold, the pounds start coming off! Then BAM! The weight stops coming off and you’ve hit a diet brick wall.
One of the most common questions I get asked as a nutritionist is what I think of a certain popular diet.
Generally speaking, as long as a diet provides proper nutrition and enough calories for your body’s needs, and is centered on real (NOT processed) foods if it’s something that works for you, great.
Now, the latest buzz in the diet world is…
Currently, about seven out of 10 of us are overweight or obese…so naturally, the medical and scientific communities are scrambling to figure out why and studying practically everything from food to environmental factors to whether someone scratches their backside when they wake up.
The Body Mass Index (BMI) was designed to take a defined look at someone's height and weight to assess overweight and obesity.
A BMI of less than 18.5 is considered underweight; 18.5-24.9 is normal; 25.0 – 29.9 is overweight and 30.0 or greater is obese.