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How to Lower Your BMI

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The Body Mass Index, known as BMI, has now become a more solid approach to determining your overall fitness level. To help lower it, consider trying the following suggestions.

Try a kinder, gentler approach.

It helps to think of BMI as a health indicator, not a moral judgment or the blasted three-letter word: Fat.

Take the long view.

This is about the rest of your life, not fitting into a certain dress size by summer. Safe, gradual, sustained weight loss should be your aim. Set an initial goal of 10-percent of your body weight, with the idea of losing one to two pounds a week - no more - over a six-month period.

Never starve.

How to lower your BMI? Eat Fruits and Vegetables for one. Talk to your doctor or nutrition professional about developing an individual diet that is low in calories and fat. Emphasize fruits, vegetables, grains, skim and low fat dairy products, lean meat, fish and poultry.

Engage in moderate activity,

Engage in some moderate activity for at least 20 to 30 minutes on most days. This could be as simple as two 10 to 15 minute walks in a day, cleaning something - anything. There is always something around that needs cleaning! The point is that whatever it is you choose to do, you're moving your body to do it.

Finally, use our Body Mass Index Calculator and find out what your number is!

See also: Quick Way to Calculate BMI

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