weight loss on the scales

Forget BMI – Use Height And Weight Say Scientists

Trying to work out your BMI (body mass index) and then figure out of the number you get is 'good' or not is a faff for a lot of people. If you want things to be taken on board and used in the way they were intended it is often best if there can be as few stages as possible and that those stages are simple and straightforward.

BMI calculations and interpretation is not that straightforward for many people. It is this confusion that often leads people to fad diets, a loss of control over what they eat and potentially obesity.

In time this can lead to some people looking for drastic solutions like lap band surgery or gastric balloon surgery.

A better alternative has been found though. Simply take your height and divide it in half to discover what your maximum waist measurement should be.

This means that someone who is 5 foot 10 inches tall (70 inches) should have a maximum waist measurement of 35 inches. Simple.

It has also been found that this simple ratio is a better predictor of risk than using BMI. The ratio was a better predictor for things like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attacks and strokes. Many people are able to do the calculation in their head as most people know their height and their waist size.

Many people who are using their BMI as a measurement of body fat will be looking at ways of reducing it and may have tried and have done all sorts of fad diets. One question many people are asking is "can hypnotherapy help with weight loss". Based on the weight loss reviews from the people I have worked with over the years I would say the answer is a resounding yes!

If you would like to find out more about how hypnotherapy could help you to lose weight get in touch now.

About the author:


Richard Hennessy is a hypnotherapist in Sheffield

Richard Hennessy is the principal hypnotherapist at Focused Hypnosis. He founded Focused Hypnosis in 2009 and since then it has consistently been one of the highest rated hypnotherapy clinics in Sheffield. It is now the biggest hypnotherapy practise in Sheffield. Richard specialises in weight management.