The obesity rate in America has been pegged at somewhere between 30-70% of all adults, with youth rates not far behind. Regardless of what the actual rate is, I think we can all agree that most people can afford to lose some weight. But how much? And just exactly what is obese? If you use the Body Mass Index (BMI) then almost everyone is overweight, and extremely fit but large men are considered obese. The BMI doesn’t take how muscular you are into account. A better indicator is probably % body fat. Problem is that is a very hard thing to measure accurately. Here is OUR measure as to whether you need to lose weight: Stand in front of the mirror and remove all your clothes. Are YOU satisfied with what you see? If you are and your quality of life isn’t affected (Guys can you bend at the waist, keeping your legs straight, and tie your shoes?) then live life baby. But if you aren’t (or you can’t tie those shoes guys) then you need to lose some weight.
Bear in mind there are two types of weight loss. One is to weigh less. Meaning lose fat AND some muscle. Become a smaller person. The other is to lose a particular kind of weight. Fat. Otherwise known as “getting cut, ripped, chiseled, show the six pack competition ready”. Different programs and different types of products. One thing is for sure. You WILL eat less or you won’t lose any kind of weight.