How much you need to lose weight, you can find out without scales at home

The parameters of the figure and the state of health are assessed by the body mass index - BMI. However, doctors can give an assessment in another way. At the same time, you do not need to stand on the scales. Even independently you can determine how much you need to lose weight.

Surely, many of us at least once calculated BMI. However, the result is not always 100% accurate. Weight - the indicator is not fixed, often ranges from 2-3 kg. And not everyone has scales. Therefore, you can resort to another and no less effective way to evaluate the figure.

How to find out without scales how much you need to lose weight

Without scales, you can find out how much you need to lose weight by the ratio of waist and height. Waist coverage is a medical indicator. It accumulates visceral fat, due to which obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and various complications develop.

To determine whether there is excess weight, whether the amount of fat deposits is exceeded, simple measurements will help. It is necessary to measure the waist size and divide by height. For example:

  • waist – 70 cm;
  • height – 160 cm.

The formula is simple: 70/160=0.4375. That is, 43.75% is the ratio of waist to height. This value should be compared with the indicators from the table to understand whether you need to lose weight.

  • less than 35% - underweight;
  • 35-41.99% - very thin;
  • 42-48.99% is the standard value;
  • 49-53.99% - overweight;
  • more than 54% - dangerous to health.

Why there is excess weight and obesity begins

The causes of overweight are actually massive. All of them are accompanied by a violation of the balance between the incoming energy and the real costs of her body. Excess weight appears due to:

  • inactivity;
  • sedentary work;
  • lack of constant physical exertion;
  • genetic predisposition;
  • unhealthy diet;
  • hormonal changes;
  • various pathologies;
  • constant lack of sleep;
  • stress;
  • taking psychotropic substances.

How Doctors Treat Obesity

To cure a patient of obesity, you need to motivate him for a good result, active treatment and complete relief from the problem. Doctors resort to the following methods:

  • diet therapy - the patient adheres to hypocaloric nutrition;
  • drug therapy - reduce the feeling of hunger, restore the work of organs and body systems;
  • surgical treatment is an extreme case.

Obesity is the cause of:

  • chronic heartburn;
  • Cirrhosis;
  • Hypertension;
  • increased risk of heart attack;
  • development of diabetes mellitus;
  • menstrual disorders;
  • decreased libido;
  • cholelithiasis.

Doctors for patients develop a certain diet, taking into account the physiological characteristics of the body, taste preferences.