# Ideal weight - how to calculate their correct volumes

August 16, 2009

Weight by itself means not so much - for someone weight 80 kg is excessive, for someone - a norm, and for some it is even lower than the norm (usually this refers to men very tall). One way to determine the ideal weight is to calculate the body mass index (BMI).

What is BMI?

BMI is calculated by the following formula: your weight in kilograms divided by your height in meters squared. For example, if your weight is 60 kg and height - 165, BMI is - 22. At the same weight and height 155 cm BMI is 25, and the BMI of women 180 cm tall and weighs 60 kg will be equal to 18.5. 60 kg in this example is a variant of the ideal weight for women Height 165 cm. Height 155 cm a weight is excessive, although not yet to the point of obesity, and a woman 180 cm tall with the same weight on the verge between normal and low birth weight ( it turns out that many of the models, the growth of which exceeds 180 cm and weight of 60 kg or less, a BMI below normal).

• BMI of 18.5 or less means that your weight is below normal. In this case, you need as soon as possible to consult a doctor and take steps to normalize weight, as too little weight can cause various health problems.
• BMI between 19 and 24.9 means that you have an ideal weight. To maintain it, you need to eat right and do sports.
• BMI between 25 and 29.9 indicates overweight. You need to be examined, but this weight is not always associated with health problems. Often, however, the extra weight causes psychological problems.
• BMI of 30 or more indicates obesity. This condition may be associated with multiple serious diseases. People suffering from obesity, it may be difficult to lose weight on their own. It is recommended to undergo a special treatment, which includes a strict diet, physical activity and intake of special drugs that accelerate the breakdown of fat.

However, BMI - not a universal method for determining a healthy weight. For example, BMI Olympic champion sprint may have more of a man as tall, who regularly abuse fast food, a sedentary lifestyle and have clear signs of excess weight. An athlete significantly more muscle than fat, have a lover of fast food - quite the opposite. But according to the latest BMI is healthier than a sprinter.

The ratio of waist and hips

Another way to calculate the ideal weight is to calculate the ratio of waist and the hips. It is necessary to measure the waist, hips, and share the first to the second. For women, the ratio of 0.7 is considered ideal. It turns out that the ideal is that weight at which you do it is the ratio of waist and hips. This method also has obvious drawbacks: it does not take into account the amount of fat and muscle mass. However, it is believed that this method allows you to more accurately determine a healthy weight you or not.

Body fat

The best way to calculate the ideal weight is considered to determine the content of fat in the body. The norm for women is considered to be 21-24% of the total weight of fat, for men - 14-17%. The fat content exceeding 38% for men and 42% in women indicates obesity. The main disadvantage of this method is that to determine the body fat doctor can only with special equipment.

Obviously, the concept of the ideal weight is relative. Therefore it is recommended to accept as an ideal that weight which is within the normal range for your height, and in which you feel comfortable in your own body. In order to maintain your ideal weight for life, do not need to pace yourself diets and physical activity, which are on the verge of your ability. Sport should bring joy, and food should be healthy all the time, not just when the need becomes apparent. When a healthy lifestyle, a habit, maintaining an ideal weight will be given to you very easily.

How to calculate the ideal weight?

Probably, most of us know about the very simple formula to calculate your normal weight, you need the growth in centimeters subtract the number one hundred and ten (for women) or one hundred (men) .  This elementary formula is easy to remember, but it is only an advantage, such as the calculation takes no account of such important parameters of body weight, age and individual characteristics of the person .  Very similar, but more informative so-called Broca's formula according to which the calculation of "centimeters of growth minus one hundred ten" is true only for women of not less than 1, 75 m .  If the growth ranges from 1, 66 to 1, 75 m, then the formula is somewhat modified: centimeters minus one hundred and five .  But girls and women and 1, 65 m inclusive, should focus on "male" calculation, that is, the growth of minus one hundred .  But that's not all .  The resulting differences must be reduced by ten percent in asthenic physique, increased by the same percentage in the hypersthenic constitution or remain unchanged if you normostenik .  To determine which category you belong, is very easy on the circumference of the brush with a soft measuring tape .  Women-astenikov circumference of the brush less than fifteen centimeters .  The gap between 15 and 18 cm indicates normostenicheskaya physique .  Accordingly, the thickness of the brush 18 cm body constitution says hypersthenic .  If the hand is not found out a measuring tape, body type can be determined by the value of intercostal angle, which is formed by the lowermost ribs .  To do this, attach the thumbs under the lower ribs and see what angle thus formed .  In astenikov intercostal angle is acute (ie less than 90º), have normostenik - direct and hypersthenics - blunt .

As you can see, the formula Brock is more specific and takes into account even the constitutional characteristics of the organism, which is not true, for example, the formula of Lorentz. Thus, in determining the normal body weight according to the formula of Lorentz first subtract one hundred centimeters of growth, receiving the first value. Then, on the growth of one hundred fifty-consuming and divide this difference by two to obtain a second value. And finally, the first value is subtracted from the second value to obtain the ideal weight. The path is not quite simple and uninformative.

There are several formulas for the calculation of normal weight for women: Potton formula (subtract from growth of one hundred and ten more to take away part of the growth in centimeters), the formula Bongada (growth multiplied by the volume of the breast and divided by 240), and others.

However, in comparison with all the above formulas more accurate information gives a special Rostov-weight table, developed by Russian specialists (Table Egorova-Levitsky). You can immediately see the pre-calculated values ​​for men and women of different age, height and constitution. However, in the table we are talking not so much about the ideal weight, how much of the maximum, above which signals the development of obesity. But the table is good because it takes into account almost all the individual characteristics of a person and does not require any additional calculations.

Yet the most appropriate method of calculating your ideal weight is considered to be the definition of the so-called body mass index (second name - the index of Skittles). The index is calculated by dividing weight (in kilograms) by the square of height (in meters). For example, the growth of girls 1 to 7 m and weighing 60 kg Skittles index of 60: 1, 72 = 20, 8. The body mass index of 20 to 25 indicates a normal weight. The amount in the range of 25, 1 - 30, speaks of the "bust" and more than 30 - on the development of obesity.

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# Milk diet: a new effective remedy

December 11, 2014

As a method for losing weight thistle became famous not so many years ago. Medicine has long used the thistle as a means of cleansing toxins from the liver and kidneys, and blood. The most common seeds, leaves and plants of this meal. Milk is used for weight loss because of its fat-burning effects of this agent has already received a considerable amount of positive feedback.

How to take milk thistle for weight loss?

Mainly used for weight loss oil extracted from milk thistle. This oil contains a lot of useful vegetable fats. These substances have a beneficial effect on the metabolism and endocrine glands. More oil Milk thistle contains vitamins A, E, F and K, as well as selenium - a trace element, a positive effect on metabolism.

It is necessary to take one dessert spoon of milk thistle oil for half an hour before breakfast. In oil rather unusual taste, so you should wash it down with plain water, but it is better not to add foods that do not spoil the dish. Further, water mixed with milk thistle oil has a positive effect on motility.

Weight loss is also well suited broth thistle. Prepare it easy: half a glass of milk thistle meal should pour half a liter of water and cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes. The resulting broth strain and cool, drink half a cup half an hour before meals. Keep the broth is recommended in the refrigerator for two days.

It is sometimes argued that milk thistle is not an allergen and is very useful for everyone, without exception, but it is not so. Milk thistle is able to cause an allergic reaction - redness, irritation, rashes. When these symptoms treatment should be immediately discontinued. Also known cases of disorders of the digestive system and diarrhea caused by the reception of broth. Of course, the result of severe diarrhea may be slimming, but it is not the result, which is to seek: the lost weight back within a few days.

In addition, it is undesirable to use a decoction of milk thistle pregnant and lactating women, as it is impossible to predict how the body of the mother and the child to react to such treatment. It is better to postpone experiments until the end of lactation.

Schroth thistle slimming

Milk tablets for weight loss - it is nothing more than a meal of milk thistle that is milled seeds of this plant, remaining after an oil. This product is readily available in almost any drugstore. It contains large amounts of dietary fiber, so the meal is useful in constipation and stomach problems. Medicine attributes Schroth different properties:

• The ability to reduce appetite due to high content of dietary fiber;
• Accelerating the kidneys and liver, excretion of toxins;
• Getting rid of hypertension Hypertension - dangerous consequences , Increased vascular tone;
• Reduction of headache Headache: Causes and Complications   and improving joint function.

Schroth diet should be taken as bran:

• Add half a tablespoon of dish at lunch or porridge, eating about two to three times a day;
• Replace glass of yogurt with two teaspoons meal dinner;
• Brew tea in the product;
• Add in the baking one or two tablespoons per meal;
• Schroth be used to replace the bran in the preparation of baked goods.

Action thistle slimming

In the process of weight loss thistle does not play a primary role. The application of oil helps to lose weight only in conjunction with a diet and diet, which implies a significant limitation fat in the diet and daily calorie menu. Thistle oil, like any vegetable oil, very rich in calories, so it is calorie should consider making rayion slimming. It is great to replace the missing fat diet menus and help keep the metabolism at the same level.

In a situation when a person uses an unlimited amount of fat (more than the recommended 60 grams per day) to lose weight with thistle oil is unlikely. Oil will increase the energy value of the diet and, consequently, weight loss becomes impossible.

At the same time milk thistle promotes weight loss through a laxative effect. A cocktail of water and thistle oil will be a good remedy for constipation, and, moreover, creates a feeling of satiety, and thus will prevent overeating. On the same principle, the effect of broth based thistle. The adoption of the broth before eating greatly reduces appetite and unusual taste thistle reduces the sensitivity of taste receptors in the tongue, so after this drink eating process does not bring much pleasure, and it becomes easy to interrupt the meal.

Results and reviews

It has been observed that the use of milk thistle does not always give the same result. Many authors do not take this plant as a real tool for weight loss, while others believe this thistle panacea. It is undeniable that this product brings significant health benefits when combined intake of oil with a healthy diet Healthy eating - do not limit yourself to eating   and sports. Often you can find reviews in which the milk thistle supplements praised as a good remedy for cardiovascular diseases. But losing weight situation is not so straightforward.

Modern doctors do not believe that it is possible to achieve significant weight loss with the help of only one meal inclusion in the diet of milk thistle without reducing calorie menu. Some say that the appetite is reduced if adding milk thistle food, besides it increases the immunity Immunity - types and characteristics in children in adults . Also, many appreciate thistle because it increases the overall muscle tone, improves mood, and improves health, but it is rare to find a review of the rapid weight loss using milk thistle without any diet. This means that you can not completely rely on the properties of milk thistle as a full-fledged means of weight loss.

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