How do I know when I need to lose weight?

Who has to lose weight yes or yes? When can excess weight begin to be a danger to our health? The doctor and nutritionist Magda Carlas explains, in the 83rd podcast of 'Respostes que alimenten', that "losing weight is not easy at all.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
02 April 2024 Tuesday 23:21
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How do I know when I need to lose weight?

Who has to lose weight yes or yes? When can excess weight begin to be a danger to our health? The doctor and nutritionist Magda Carlas explains, in the 83rd podcast of 'Respostes que alimenten', that "losing weight is not easy at all. It is easy to improve, lose weight temporarily or for a drastic diet to have an effect for a month, but maintaining a weight is not It's so simple for some people."

According to Carlas, nowadays we talk more about who wants to lose weight for aesthetic reasons than about those who need to lose weight for health. For the doctor, to know if we have to lose weight we have to calculate our body mass index, dividing our weight by our height squared. When the result is between 18 and 25 it is normal weight, "when we go over 25 it is overweight, and 30 is already obese."

In addition, the doctor also assures that age is an important factor to take into account. "From the ages of 40 and 50, muscle mass begins to decrease and fat tends to increase." Furthermore, she considers that "if the BMI is between 25 and 30 but the fat is located in the abdomen and there are hypertension problems, it is bad.