Weight Loss - Phase II - Your Diet Formula
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Diet Article: Your personal formula for achieving weight loss success.
If you haven't done such yet, you'll need to calculate your Diet Formula located on this page of our Wickedly Free Diet Plan. So many things play into your personal diet and weight loss formula that directly affect what you currently weigh, the rate of weight loss and so forth.
Many times, it takes a lot of hard work on the dieter's part to combat these issues, particularly in the area of genes.
We then get into the theories associated with our personal weight factor such as the apple pear theory which involves risks of heart disease and longevity discussion.
Why Your Weight is Based on Personal Body Composite
Let's give an example of why one recommended weight for a dieter won't work for another. We'll enter into the life of Dieter Dana.
Dana is about 80 pounds overweight. She is 5'2" in height and has a small bone structure. It's very difficult for short women to maintain their recommended weight as they have so few calories to work with throughout the day, even at their recommended weight. I'm 5' even myself - and my daily caloric limit to maintain my recommended weight is no more than 1,350 calories. It's a challenge to fit all of the vital vitamins and minerals in the day, but of course - it can be accomplished.
Let's get back to Dana. To compound her weight loss dilemma she has that small body frame size. Now let's look at Dieter Dinah who is also 5' 2" and who is also in need of losing 80 pounds. Dinah has a large body frame size. Although both women mirror one another in height, their body frame size separates them where recommended weight is concerned.
Dana's ideal weight range is 108 pounds to 121 pounds. If she maintains any number within this weight range, she is considered to be at a healthy weight. Now let's look at Dinah. Her ideal weight range is 128 pounds to 143 pounds. She can weigh eight to twenty-two pounds more than Dana and still be within her ideal weight range. She is very lucky to have a large body frame size.
Dinah's body frame size not only weighs heavier, but it is able to support a lot more muscle mass than Dana's.
Muscle Mass & Body Weight
The amount of muscle mass that an individual has is very important where calorie intake is concerned as the muscles take more energy (calories) to support than fatty tissue. No matter what size we are in height or weight, we can turn body fat into muscle via healthy exercise.
When we eat rich sources of protein, these also go towards supporting our muscle health. This is just one reason why protein in the daily diet is vital to health.
Let's examine one more scenario that involves weight and muscle.
We have dieter Tony who is 6'1" in height. He has a large body frame size. His ideal weight range is 162 pounds to 192 pounds. Tony is currently at 250 pounds. He is in need of dropping at least 58 pounds in order to be within his acceptable or healthy weight range.
We also have weight lifter Ted who is also 6' 1" in height. Ted weighs 250 pounds and he too has a large body frame size. Does Ted need to lose weight? Lucky Ted doesn't need to lose an ounce because he is one solid mass of muscle and as fit as a fiddle stuck in neutral.
In fact, if Dieter Tony wanted to take up weight lifting rather than going on a restricted diet to lose his body fat, he could do just that. He would need to rearrange his current daily diet to meet the food and beverage requirements of a weight lifter and to support his level of health.
In Summary: We are all unique and because of such, we require a unique number for personal weight. It's much like the beds that have that perfect number that exactly fit the needs of the night sleeper. And that special number depends upon several factors - from how we feel to our state of health.
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