|Although some people think it
is fine to weigh yourwsself whenever you like, they
A better rule to follow is to step on the scales
after urinating in the morning. If you weigh yourself
after eating, your weight may have increased by one
or two pounds. However, this extra weight should
not be considered to be part of your true weight.
The reason why you should check your weight each
day is that sudden weight loss or weight gain can
be symptoms of such health problems as diabetes,hypert
hyroidism, cancer, depression, or congestive heart
Your proper weight is called your ideal weight,
and can be determined by using the following formula:
Raise your height to the second power to find your
ideal weight. "
To calculate your ideal weight, you then simply
multiply your squared height by 22. In this way,
the ideal weight of a person who is 160 cm tall
will be 1.6 x 1.6 x 22, in other words, 56 kilograms
or 123 pounds.
Statistics have shown that people whose weight
remains close to this ideal weight are less prone
to disease and health problems requiring medical
attention. If more people understood that maintaining
one's ideal weight is important in ensuring longevity,
they would probably work harder to maintain a healthy
diet. In reality, most of us sound more like one
of these people:
"It is hard to become slim through dieting."
If you diet, you loose a pound but gain back two."
If you diet, you loose an ounce but gain back a
People can also be heard muttering:
Please Mr. Scales, lie to me sometimes."
When some people simply give up-
the fat rolls return."
According to one statistic seventy-percent of
the people who step on the scales hold in their
stomachs. It is also said that some people step
on the scales gently while holding their breath
in order to lessen their weight. What about you?
Remember though, "No matter how you step on
the scales, you will always weigh the same."