Is Being Overweight a Good Thing?

Hot off the presses from the Journal of the American Medical Association is a new large analysis of the risk of dying based on body mass index (JAMA 2013;309(1): 71-82).  It has found its way into the media because of its surprising results.   It has long been my assertion based on the data that existed at the time that as your BMI increases above 30 it is clear that your risk of dying increases.  At a BMI between 25 and 30 it is not clear but your risk of dying probably increases. Continue reading “Is Being Overweight a Good Thing?”

What is a Healthy Weight?

What does it mean to you when you say that someone is healthy?  Have you thought about it?  I think many of us use the term without thinking too much about it.  While there are probably semantic nuances in the true definition, I think we would all agree that something that increases the length of your life while decreasing your risk of disease is healthy.  I think that the most important reason for all of us to strive for a healthy weight is to live as long and as healthy a life as possible.  A ‘healthy’ weight will do just that.  While it is nice to look good in a bathing suit, we at the Weight Loss Counter Revolution are primarily concerned with your health.

Your body mass index is your measure of health The Body Mass Index Continue reading “What is a Healthy Weight?”

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