Diet Bites Logo

Section 2 - Identifying & Calculating
Your Weight Loss Formula, It's Simple!

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Diet Article: Defining the things that work for you in the area of losing weight safely.


This section of the Free Wickedly Good Diet Plan designed by Diet Bites illustrates how to lose unhealthy pounds by using a simple method of determining your ideal weight.

1. Using the weight charts located here, calculate your desired goal weight.

Pick the HIGHEST number allowed for your height within the ranges. Ignore the small, medium, and large frame identifiers. You simply want the highest number in the range.

Once you reach the highest weight for your height, you can adjust your calories so that you:

a. maintain your new weight over time
b. lose more weight over time

Please note that our weight charts are only a guide and do not necessary reflect your 'perfect' weight. There isn't a chart on the planet that has the capability of doing that - and they should all be used only as a guide or pattern in setting a goal weight.

Frame size, heredity and so forth are just a few other factors when considering overall weight.  But the most important factor is to be the weight at which you FEEL best.

Determining Current Weight & Amount of Weight That You Need to Lose

2. What is your current weight? Jot that down beside of your goal weight.

3. According to the chart, how many pounds do you need to lose? Remember, you're using the top number in the range of numbers, based on your height.

Divide this number by two. For example, if you are 60 pounds overweight, then 60 divided by 2 equals 30. This is the approximate number of weeks that it is going to take to reach your Final Weight Goal.

If you are 100 pounds overweight, then it will require about 50 weeks or one year to reach your weight loss goal. However, at some point - when there is a significant amount of weight to lose, such as 200 or more pounds - then the formula will change. This is because the more that an individuals weighs (at some point), the quicker the rate of weight loss will be.


For example, let's look at Dieter Tim and Dieter Jim. Tim needs to lose 125 pounds and Jim needs to lose 75 pounds. They are going to go on the same weight loss plan.

As a note - if Jim only needed to lose thirty or so pounds, then he would require a daily diet that is much less in caloric values that he does at his current weight. If you have a lot of weight to lose, don't trim that daily diet too thin in calories or you could get really ill. Emergency room ill. When you have a significant amount of weight to lose - it's smart to be under a doctor's care.

Now, let's get back to Tim and Jim. During the first month they both eat the same foods, they both exercise the same amount of time. After four weeks of solid dieting, they both weigh-in.

Tim has lost about 10 pounds. Jim has lost almost 20 pounds. The reason why Jim lost more weight than Tim is because his current weight requires more calories per day than Tim's current weight.

Let's say that Tim takes a break from dieting but he holds steady where his weight is concerned. Jim continues to diet and in a short time, he only has 65 pounds to lose - just like Tim. At this point, both would men would be burning the same amount of calories per day.

As Jim continues to lose weight - as well as Tim, they both must keep adjusting their daily caloric intake to accommodate their new weight and to keep losing more weight. At some point the weight stabilizes until caloric values are reduced.

Let's give one more example to clarify. Tim requires 2,600 calories per day in order to sustain his current weight. He is eating 2,200 calories per day.

At some point, as he drops pounds his new weight will require 2,200 per day to maintain. If he still needs to lose weight he would need to decrease that amount again in order to keep losing weight.

Wickedly-Good Diet Index of Articles

 

Related Articles

Calorie Burn Charts | Body Fat Index

Diet Bites | Disclaimers

Diet Bites is a Trademark