The Scale and BMI Aren’t What Matters

The Scale and BMI Aren’t What Matters


We’ve talked in an earlier post about the woman above and we’re sharing the image again to reiterate an important point.

In each of these three images, she looks great but look at her weight fluxuations, she actual looks the fittest and the healthiest when she is only five pounds lighter than at her “heaviest”.

The point?

It’s not your BMI (which is a terrible weight index) or what your scale says that matters.

Your Ideal Weight Isn’t What You Think

No matter what you weigh, if you aren’t getting the majority of your calories from real food, exercising vigorously three to five days per week, avoiding prolonged periods of sitting, getting seven to nine hours of sleep, and maintaining strong social relationships, then you could be healthier.

Don’t use a number on the scale as an excuse to drink soda or avoid strength training. That isn’t how it works.

I define ‘ideal weight’ as the weight you’re at when you’re doing everything you can to promote good health.

If you’re doing all these things, you’ll probably find that you feel healthy. You will have steady, strong energy throughout the day. You’ll have fewer cravings for sugar and not mind parking farther away or taking the stairs. You can zero in a bit more by having your doctor test your nutrients and blood lipids, but that’s about as good as you can do.

The above is according to “Darya Rose, Ph.D., is the author of Foodist and creator of Summer Tomato, one of TIME’s 50 Best Websites. She eats amazing things daily and hasn’t even considered going a diet since 2007″ And what she is talking about is basically what we at MyHealthStyle say all the time.

It’s not about “dieting”, it’s about learning to live a better HealthStyle. And with the support of our MyHealthStyle coaches, we can help you do just that.

After yesterday’s blog, we thought you deserved some good news.

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Visit to learn more. And keep your chin up. We will work together to make this better.










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