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What is ideal Body Weight (IBW)?
Males: for the first 5 feet is 106 lbs (females first 5 feet is 100 lbs) and then add 6 lbs for every inch higher. Add 10% for big boned or less 10% if small boned. Body builders are excluded from this general rule.
I lose weight but then I gain it right back?
Negative knowledge about weight gain creates fear. Fear creates discipline. Discipline creates a habit. Habit creates results. Easy comes, easy goes – Hard comes hard goes.
70% percent of the American population is overweight, …so what?
Your heart, liver and joints function best at the Ideal Body Weight. If higher than ideal body weight, almost all body organs become on system overload, bound to failure sooner or later.

  • The pancreas is overworked and likely to develop insulin defiency or resistance, which can lead to diabetes nightmare. This condition leads to blindness, heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, leg circulation problems even leg amputation.
  • Blood pressure increases, putting more load on the heart, leading to heart failure early on.
  • Joint problems: mostly the spine, knees and ankles. One of the most recommended treatment for knee problems is gastric bypass!
  • Cancer, especially breast cancer with women, gall bladder problems and immune system problems.
  • The new trend now is to limit kids’ food portions to minimize the obesity epidemic. That is an excellent idea especially with today’s kids on the computer for hours.
What does it take to gain or lose one pound?
3500 calories (A good hamburger with French fries and a drink is between 1000-2000 calories).
The road of thousand miles starts with one step.
What foods are likely to cause obesity than others?
Carbohydrates are known for their passive storage tendency to become fat …really easily.
Proteins, especially animal proteins have high tendency for passive energy loss; means protein calories are relatively passively lost and not stored without as much workout as when taking carbohydrates.
I am told that I am 15 percent overweight, what is my risk?
Mild risk if you are…
Moderate risk if you are…
Severe risk if you are…
Rule of thumb is if your waist is more than 36 inches you stand a higher chance of suffering a heart attack.