How Can You Tell If You Really Need To Loose Weight?

Everyone these days seems to be talking about the trials and tribulations of trying to loose weight.If we're not trying to loose weight, we seem weird to everyone else. But do you really need to loose weight? Don't believe it when anyone says "You can't be too rich or too thin." You can be too thin. Being too thin is just as harmful to your body and your lifespan as being overweight. This article is for normally healthy people who want to loose weight. How can you tell if you really need to loose weight?

- If your doctor tells you to. Not your boyfriend, not your favorite fashion magazine, but your doctor -- someone who is trained to know who honestly needs to loose weight.

- If you can't fit through doorways you normally could, or fit in seats you normally could.

- Measure your waist at its narrowest point (don't inhale). Then measure your hips at the widest possible part. Divide your waist measurement over your hip measurement. If the ratio is over 0 .94 for a man or over 0.82 for a woman, you're too fat. This works when done in inches or centimeters.



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1 Response May 18, 2010

How do you know if you need to lose weight? If you are feeling lousy and sluggish and tired...and things just don't seem right and your personal attitude changes about the world you personally live in...then it's time to watch your food intake and start getting the heart and blood moving through your system again. some people do well being slightly heavier...they feel better and some would feel better if they lost weight...every body is different...