How do you know what your ideal body weight actually should be?
BMI is body mass index and you can find the body mass index chart if you google it.
However, the Emotionally Focussed Eating Program uses the Hamwi equation which is 100lbs at 5ft plus 5lbs for every inch you are above five ft. So for me I am 5'5 inches so my ideal body weight should be 125lbs. So I have a fair way to go as I weigh 225.
Generally speaking society is based upon how many calories people take in. Calories are based in energy and total energy intake is the number of calories you ingest per day which is composed of protein, fat and carbohydrates. I have always found that calories are really difficult to measure, are extremely confusing, and no matter how much I concentrate on calorie intake I don't see the results on the scale. So in the Emotionally Focussed Eating program the only thing I have to concentrate on is strictly carbohydrate intake. Finally. Something simple.
So speaking of calories generally you also hear about exercise. Exercise is for heart health and muscle build up. However most people out eat their exercise. This program concentrates on something called NEAT with is actually non exercise activity thermogenesis, the reason being that Dr. Laurie has had clients dedicating themselves to weight loss, then buying a membership at the gym, and then either never going, or going to the gym and hurting themselves and then by the time it takes them to recover never going again.
So by concentrating on NEAT, which is purposeful activity through non exercise, I can actually burn calories. NEAT is just about movement. For example pacing while watching TV, or bouncing your leg, or moving your arms while talking. I sit at the computer all day, and that is a very sedentary lifestyle. The more people gain in weight, the less likely they are to move and movement is extremely important in regards to burning off body fat; so participating in activity, any activity, enjoying it and making it consistent throughout your day will mean that you will be lean and fit without needing to force yourself to the gym.
And that's great because I can't afford the gym both because of time commitment and financial commitment. Even if I could, I'd probably never go.
Thanks for reading.
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